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Marc D. Ryser, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences and Mathematics

Marc D. Ryser

I am the recipient of the 2013 Doctoral Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society..

Recently in the news: my HPV research.

Currently, I am working on the following topics:

  • Intratumor heterogeneity: spatial stochastic modeling
  • HPV and cervical cancer: stochastic modeling at tissue-level
  • Sexual networks and HPV vaccination: infectious disease dynamics on random dynamic graphs
  • Synthetic biology: modeling of synthetically engineered bacterial cultures
  • Bone remodeling: stochastic spatial models and evolutionary game theory

For a detailed description of past and current research projects, please visit

Contact Info:
Office Location:  229B Physics
Email Address: send me a message
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MS (Physics)EPFL2006
BS (Physics)EPFL2004
Research Interests:

Please visit my personal site for information about me and my research


Bone and Bones • Bone Neoplasms • Bone Resorption • Chemotaxis • Computational Biology • Computer Simulation • Fractures, Bone • Gene Expression Profiling • Homeostasis • Meta-Analysis as Topic • Models, Biological • Osteoblasts • Osteoprotegerin • Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein • RANK Ligand • Solubility • Time Factors

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Ryser, MD; McGoff, K; Herzog, DP; Sivakoff, DJ; Myers, ER, Impact of coverage-dependent marginal costs on optimal HPV vaccination strategies., Epidemics: the journal of infectious disease dynamics, vol. 11 (June, 2015), pp. 32-47, ISSN 1755-4365 [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Hairer, M; Ryser, MD; Weber, H, Triviality of the 2D stochastic Allen-Cahn equation (May 30, 2012) [arXiv:1201.3089v1], [1201.3089v1], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Ryser, MD; Qu, Y; Komarova, SV, Osteoprotegerin in bone metastases: mathematical solution to the puzzle., PLoS computational biology, vol. 8 no. 10 (October 18, 2012), pp. e1002703 [23093918], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Ryser, M; Komarova, SV; Nigam, N, The cellular dynamics of bone remodeling: a mathematical model, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 70, pp. 1899-1921 (2010) [arXiv:1111.6916v1], [1111.6916v1]  [abs]
  5. Ryser, MD; Nigam, N; Tupper, PF, On the well-posedness of the stochastic Allen-Cahn equation in two dimensions (2011) [arXiv:1104.0720v4], [1104.0720v4], [doi]  [abs]
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