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Three UT students have been selected for the highly competitive Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program currently underway at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis on the UT campus.

Samuel Estes, a mathematics major; Brittany Hale, a biochemistry and mathematics major; and Jacob Lambert, a mathematics and computer science major, are among the nineteen undergraduates participating from across the country.

The 2013 NIMBioS REU program runs for eight weeks, from June 10 to August 2.

During the program, participants live on campus and work in teams with NIMBioS postdoctoral researchers and UT faculty. tackling research at the interface of mathematics and biology.

Research projects for the 2013 program include mathematical modeling of fetal electrocardiograms, modeling animal disease from coronavirus, automatic detection of rare birds from audio recording, modeling the environmental transmission of E.coli in cattle, modeling protein translation and genome evolution, and modeling animal social network dynamics. More information about the REU program, a list of participants and further details about the projects can be found on the NIMBioS website. Follow the REU experience at the REU blog.

NIMBioS is a National Science Foundation-sponsored initiative to foster interdisciplinary research at the interface between mathematical and biological sciences. Additional NIMBioS sponsors include the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Agriculture.