How long does an average HIV virus live? Why does that affect the treatment of a patient with HIV? We will apply mathematics to actual data to explore better ways to treat patients. We will focus on the treatment of patients with HIV, but I will mention how these ideas can be applied to some other diseases. Bring a pencil and a straightedge so that you can participate in a hands-on demonstration.
Helen Moore is the Associate Director of the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), which is located in Palo Alto, CA, and is one of several federally-supported mathematics institutes in the USA. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in mathematics in 1995 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she won a university-wide teaching award. Dr. Moore taught and led research at Bowdoin College, and then Stanford University (where she won a departmental teaching award). She received a National Science Foundation grant for her research on the theory of minimal surfaces, and currently works on mathematical models of diseases such as leukemia and HIV. She loves to play Ultimate frisbee, and hike and bike in the California hills.
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