Geoffrey Clapp

Doctoral Candidate, University of Maryland, College Park

Geoffrey Clapp

Geoffrey Clapp
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Doctoral Candidate
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling
Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Department of Mathematics
Office: CSI 4116
Email: clappge1@umd.edu
Resume

About Me

I am in my fifth and final year of graduate studies in Applied Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Previously, I received two Bachelor of Science degrees, in Mathematics and in Computer Science, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). My research interests include applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, applications of mathematics to cancer biology and immunology, and math education. I am currently working on developing models of chronic myelogenous leukemia, to understand the dynamics of therapy and the role of the immune system in controlling the disease. My hobbies include soccer, exercise, studying Russian language, and traveling.

After graduation, I hope to find a position that provides the opportunity to apply my mathematical and computer science background to solving interesting problems. My previous experiences studying problems in medicine and neuroscience have convinced me of the power and potential of collaboration and interdisciplinary research. Whatever project I end up working on, I hope to continue to work in an interactive team environment.

Publications

Clapp G, Lepoutre T, El Cheikh R, Bernard S, Ruby J, Labussiere-Wallet H, Nicolini FE, and D Levy. (2015) Implication of the autologous immune system in BCR-ABL transcript variations in chronic myelogenous leukemia patients treated with imatinib. Cancer Res. 75(19):1-10.

Clapp G, Lepoutre T, Nicolini FE, and D Levy. (2015) BCR-ABL Transcript Variations in Chronic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Patients on Imatinib First-Line: Possible Role of the Autologous Immune System. OncoImmunology. accepted

Massarelli N, Clapp G, Hoffman K, and T Kiemel. (2016) Entrainment ranges for chains of forced neural and phase oscillators. Math Neurosci. accepted

Clapp G and D Levy. (2014) Incorporating Asymmetric Stem Cell Division in to the Roeder Model for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Mathematical Models of Tumor-Immune System Dynamics. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics 107:1-20.

Clapp G and D Levy. (2014) A Review of Mathematical Models for Treating Leukemia and Lymphoma. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models. doi:10.1016/j.ddmod.2014.10.002

Clapp G. (2011) Modeling Sensory Input to the Lamprey Spinal Cord. UMBC Review (undergraduate journal)

Teaching

Spring 2016: Differential Equations (MATH 246)
Fall 2015: Differential Equations (MATH 246)
Spring 2015: Calculus 2 (MATH 141)
Fall 2014: Elementary Calculus 1 (MATH 220)
Fall 2013: Elementary Calculus 1 (MATH 220)
Fall 2012: Calculus 1 (MATH 140)
Spring 2012: Calculus 2 (MATH 141)
Fall 2011: Calculus 2 (MATH 141)

Grading

Spring 2014: Numerical Analysis 2 (AMSC 667)
Fall 2009, Spring 2010: Partial Differential Equations (MATH 404, at UMBC)

Tutoring

Volunteer GED tutor at Paul's Place, Baltimore, MD, 63 hours
Private tutor of college-level Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and linear algebra, 10 semesters
Undergraduate math tutor for the UMCP Mathematics Department, 4 semesters
Elementary school mathematics tutor, 8 semesters
Volunteer tutor of GED-level mathematics and computer use at Baltimore County Cold Weather Shelter, Catonsville, MD, 3 semesters