• 1997, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
  • 1994, M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University (summa cum laude)
  • 1991, B.Sc.,  Mathematics and Physics, Tel-Aviv University (cum laude)


Additional Affiliations



  • NSF, 2017 - 20, Quantifying the Propagation of Resistance to Chemotherapy in Cancer
  • Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation, co-PI with Heiser, Meyer, Nie, and Peyton, 2017-2020, Understanding the Role of Cell Plasticity in Mediating Drug Resistance
  • Simons Foundation, 2015-2021, Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Dynamics
  • UMD-NCI seed grant 2014-2016, co-PI with Jung-Min Lee (Women’s Malignancies Branch, NCI): Modeling Pathways to Therapeutic Targeting of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer and Drug Resistance
  • Army Research Office conference grant, 2013 - 14: Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics
  • NSF conference grant, 2014 - 16: Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics
  • Mathematical Association of America, 2014 - 15: Tensor-SUMMA: NBA Math Hoops in Prince Georges County.
  • INRIA International Associated Team, co-PI with Thomas Lepoutre (INRIA Rhone-Alpes): Modeling Leukamia
  • UMD-NCI seed grant 2012-13, co-PI with Michael Gottesman (Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute): Resistance to chemotherapy enhanced by spatial propagation of environmental signals
  • NSF, Division of Undergraduate Education, 2010 - 15, co-PI with Thompson, Ad-Marbach, Nelson, and Fagan (Biology, UMB): MathBench biology modules: expansions of implementation and assessment
  • UMB-UMCP seed grant 2010-11, co-PI with Jakub Simon (Center for Vaccine Development, UMB): Translational systems biology applied to identifying immunologic correlates in protection in Shigella infection
  • NSF, 2010, PI.  Frontiers in Mathematical Biology: NSF-NIH PIs Meeting
  • NSF/NIGMS 2008 - 14, PI with Devaki Bhaya (Carnegie Institution): Social dynamics, signaling, and surface motility in Cyanobacteria
  • NIH R01, 2008 - 13, Co-PI with Peter Lee (Hematology, Stanford): Interplay between cancer and immune cells on targeted therapy
  • NIH R01, 2006 - 09, With Lei Xing (PI, Radiation Oncology, Stanford): Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) dose optimization
  • DOD, 2006 - 11, With Peter Lee (PI, Hematology, Stanford) and Susan Holmes (Statistics, Stanford): Immunobiology, systems biology, and immunotherapy of breast cancer
  • NSF Career, 2002 - 07, PI: Partial differential equation-based image processing with applications to radiation oncology 

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Other Professional Activities

  • Referee for the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada
  • Developed undergraduate and graduate level courses on Mathematical Biology, Wavelets, Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis, and Advanced Computational Methods.

Selected Outreach Activities

  • SIAM Representative in the CNSF: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit, Capitol Hill, May 2014
  • Member of the American Mathematical Society Menger Prize Committee (for high-school students), 2007-2010
  • Member of the American Mathematical Society Liaison Committee to the AAAS (2014-2016)
  • Lectured on math to kindergarden kids, junior-high students, high-school students, and continuing studies students.

Selected Invited Talks

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