Recent News

August 31, 2017:

A paper written by myself and Dr. Levy on P-gp transfer was published in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.

February 17, 2017:

I presented a poster on P-gp transfer at the NCI-UMD Cancer Research Symposium.

November 16, 2016:

I gave a talk on modeling tumor heterogeneity at the AMSC Student Seminar.

April 22nd, 2016:

I gave a talk on modeling breast cancer stem cells at the AMSC Student Seminar.

November 23rd, 2015:

I presented a brief discussion on Optimal Control in Cancer Dynamics at the AMSC Student Seminar.

I also was discussion leader on a paper by Roe-Dale et. al. at the Cancer Dynamics RIT.

October 19th, 2015:

I was discussion leader on a paper by Panetta at the Cancer Dynamics RIT.

June 2nd, 2015:

I passed my Preliminary Oral Exam and am now a Ph.D. Candidate.

November 19th, 2014:

I received word that I have officially passed all three of my Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Requirements.

October 22nd, 2014:

I led a discussion on chapter 8 of Game-Theoretical Models in Biology for the Cancer Dynamics RIT

March 26th, 2014:

I presented an expository on a chapter of Benoit Perthame's Transport Equations in Biology for the Cancer Dynamics RIT

February 21st, 2014:

I received word that I have passed at the Ph.D. level the January 2014 Ordinary Differential Equations Ph.D. Qualifying Exam.

About Me

I am a sixth year doctoral student in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation at the University of Maryland, College Park. My application area is Mathematical Biology, specifically Cancer Dynamics. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from The College of William & Mary with a B.S. in Mathematics. I did research at W&M on synchrony in multi-patch predator-prey systems with Dr. Junping Shi in Mathematics and Dr. Leah Shaw in Applied Science. I played soccer for William & Mary, and, while not doing math, you'll probably find me doing something soccer related or watching the best team in the world play.

Contact Information:

Office: MTH 4315 mhbecker@math.umd.edu