Dr. Judy Cannon, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Dr. Melanie Moses, an associate professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Biology. Their proposal is “Multiscale modeling of swarm dynamics.”
The project will image live immune cells responding to an infection as a basis to understand how biological swarms interact. The researchers will take their experimental results to build a general computational model that can predict how swarms interact in multiple other systems such as in ecology, including ants foraging for food, and on social media platforms, including how groups of individuals interact online.
“Melanie and I are honored to have received this award and very much appreciate the review by the Women in STEM committee,” Cannon said.