Chris MilesZombies and Mathematical Biology
Chris Miles participated in the STEMCAP program while pursuing a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Utah. Before that, he attained BS degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Lafayette College. After graduating, he became (and is currently) a Courant Instructor (Assistant Professor) at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences associated with New York University (NYU).
His research lives at the interface of mathematics and biology, trying to pursue questions in biology by taking a mathematical modeling approach. Of particular interest is the physics of the inside of our cells: how do things push, pull, and move around? Things like proteins obey the laws of physics and these laws are written in the language of math. Outside of research, he’s passionate about mentoring fellow first-generation students, as well as trying to find ever-vanishing time for hobbies including Dungeons & Dragons and rock climbing.