Julia Arciero new assistant professor in IUPUI math department
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
September 12, 2011
Julia Arciero, Ph.D., joins the department as an assistant professor after completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Complex Biological Systems Group at the University of Pittsburgh.
Arciero's current research includes developing mathematical models to investigate numerous topics in physiology, including the inflammatory response, cell migration, wound healing, blood flow, oxygen transport, and tumor-immune dynamics. In addition to working closely with surgery faculty, she collaborated with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to explore treatment options for an inflammatory disease of the gut called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which affects premature infants.
"Through these experiences I have gained a great appreciation for the application of mathematics to many disciplines, especially biology and medicine," said Arciero. "Successful research at the interface of mathematics and biology requires strong interdisciplinary collaborations, and I was excited to see that a Center for Mathematical Biosciences has been established at IUPUI."
Dr. Arciero earned her B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona.