James Kyle Miller

James Kyle Miller

Title: IB PhD Student
Department: Theoretical and Applied Mathematics


Research Accomplishments

My research interests center around the application of mathematical modeling to biological systems. Currently, I use mathematical modeling to describe the growth and antibiotic treatment of bacterial biofilm infections in the cystic fibrosis lung. Biofilms exhibit spatial heterogeneity in nutrients and metabolic activity. This results in spatially varying treatment dynamics. Partial differential equations are a tool capable of describing these complex interactions, providing a method for guiding treatment experiments.

Publications

Miller, J.K., L. Roketenetz, and H. Garris. Modeling the interaction between the exotic invasive aquatic macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum and the native biocontrol agent Euhrychiopsis lecontei to improve augmented management programs. BioControl, DOI: 10.1007/s10526-011-9371-9