Natalia Komarova is a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. Her interests lie at the interface between mathematical and life sciences. She tries to formulate interesting questions in areas of biology, medical and social sciences, and linguistics, in the language of mathematics. Then she try to find answers to these questions by developing applied math techniques. The main unifying topic is evolution. The general areas of application are Molecular Biology, Computational Mathematics, Computational Biology, Stem Cell Dynamics, Tumor Heterogeneity, Genetic Instability, Virus Dynamics, Signaling Networks, and Alzheimer's Disease.
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