I am honored to have received an Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor award. This is in recognition of work in promoting graduate education at NC State and the work with, and achievements of, the fantastic group of graduate students with whom I have had the fortune of working over the years here. Thanks to all the wonderful students and the broader Biomathematics family, past and present, as this award says a lot about all the great things that we do at the interface of mathematical and biological sciences.

# Author Archives: alun

# Michael Vella’s paper on gene drive reversal accepted!

Michael Vella’s paper on reversal of gene drives was accepted by Nature Scientific Reports. Read the preprint version of his work at Biorxiv.

# Talk at Biomath 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa

I gave a talk on Brandon Hollingsworth’s work on the “divorce effect” at the Biomath 2017 conference, Kruger National Park, South Africa

# Drexel Professorship

I am honored to have been appointed Drexel Professor of Mathematics by my College, in recognition of research accomplishments and contributions to graduate education and training. This would not have been possible without contributions and encouragement from so many wonderful collaborators, postdocs, students, mentors and colleagues over the years, or without the support of the broader NC State biomath family. Thank you all!

# Lloyd Group at BugFest!

Our group makes an appearance at BugFest Raleigh 2016! Graduate students Brandon Hollingsworth and Michael Vella, together with Alun Lloyd, helped man the Mosquitoes exhibit run by Michael Reiskind‘s group.

# Research and seminar visit to Emory University

Visit to Emory to work with Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec and to give a seminar to the PBEE program.

# New paper: On the Seasonal Occurrence and Abundance of the Zika Virus Vector Mosquito Aedes aegypti in the Contiguous United States

New paper by Andy Monaghan, discussing the spatiotemporal distribution of Aedes aegypti in the continental US.

# New paper: Combined control strategies against vector-borne infections

Kenichi Okamoto’s paper on combined control strategies against vector-borne infections appears in PLoS Computational Biology.

# EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award: Congratulations to Miyuki Breen, Dan Villeneuve and the team

A pair of papers with lead authors Dan Villeneuve (EPA, Duluth, MN) and my former student Miyuki Breen were acknowledged with a 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (Level III) from the Environmental Protection Agency. Congratulations all around!

(1) Villeneuve, D. et al., Developing Predictive Approaches to Characterize Adaptive Responses of the Reproductive Endocrine Axis to Aromatase Inhibition: I. Data Generation in a Small Fish Model. Toxicological Sciences, 133(2):225-233 (2013)

(2) Breen, M. et al., Developing Predictive Approaches to Characterize Adaptive Responses of the Reproductive Endocrine Axis to Aromatase Inhibition: II. Computational Modeling. Toxicological Sciences, 133(2):234-247 (2013)

# UNISA/UP Workshop on Mathematical Epidemiology

In South Africa for the UNISA/UP Workshop on Mathematical Epidemiology. Giving three talks: Stochastic Models, Parameter Estimation and Sensitivity Analysis, Uncertainty in Model Predictions.