Maria-Veronica Ciocanel, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Biology
My research is in mathematical biology, in particular related to questions about protein transport in cells. Understanding how proteins move and organize inside cells is a fundamental question in cell biology, with implications to our knowledge of healthy cell function and proper organism development. I use mathematical modeling, analysis, and simulation to address questions about molecular-motor driven transport and protein filament organization. I use tools drawing from dynamical systems and partial differential equations, stochastic processes, and data analysis. I collaborate with experimental researchers on problems related to messenger RNA localization in oocytes, neurofilament transport in axons, and actomyosin interactions in biological ring channels.
Up-to-date information about my research can be found here: https://services.math.duke.edu/~ciocanel/.
- Contact Info:
Teaching (Fall 2021):
- BIOLOGY 218.01, BIOLOGICAL CLOCKS
- Bio Sci 154, TuTh 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
- (also cross-listed as MATH 183.01)
- Office Hours:
- Fall 2020: Tuesdays 2 - 3:30pm, Fridays 10 - 11:30 am.
- Computational methods • Data analysis • Developmental biology--Mathematical models • Dynamical systems in biology • Mathematical biology in general • Stochastic processes--Mathematical models
- Recent Publications
- Mallory, K; Rubin Abrams, J; Schwartz, A; Ciocanel, M-V; Volkening, A; Sandstede, B, Influenza spread on context-specific networks lifted from interaction-based diary data.,
Royal Society Open Science, vol. 8 no. 1
pp. 191876, The Royal Society [doi] [abs]
- Ciocanel, M-V; Topaz, CM; Santorella, R; Sen, S; Smith, CM; Hufstetler, A, JUSTFAIR: Judicial System Transparency through Federal Archive Inferred Records.,
Plos One, vol. 15 no. 10
pp. e0241381-e0241381 [doi] [abs]
- Ciocanel, M-V; Fricks, J; Kramer, PR; McKinley, SA, Renewal Reward Perspective on Linear Switching Diffusion Systems in Models of Intracellular Transport.,
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol. 82 no. 10
pp. 126 [doi] [abs]
- Topaz, CM; Ciocanel, V; Cohen, P; Ott, M; Rodriguez, N, Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (QSIDE),
Notices of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 67 no. 02
pp. 1-1, American Mathematical Society (AMS) [doi]
- Ciocanel, M-V; Jung, P; Brown, A, A Mechanism for Neurofilament Transport Acceleration through Nodes of Ranvier,
Cell Regulation, vol. 31 no. 7
(January, 2020), American Society for Cell Biology [doi] [abs]
- Recent Grant Support
- RTG: Training Tomorrow's Workforce in Analysis and Applications, National Science Foundation, 2021/07-2026/06.