Faculty, Staff, Students

Courtesy Faculty

James R Brown

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

James R Brown

Courtesy Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Lucas Böttcher

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Lucas Böttcher

Courtesy Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Filippo Castiglione

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Filippo Castiglione

Courtesy Faculty

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Anna Konstorum

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Anna Konstorum

Courtesy Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Karen Schlauch

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Karen Schlauch

CO RES PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Graduate Students

Emily Chacko

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Emily Chacko

STU AST – NON-CLERICAL & ADMIN

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Bhuvan Chandra Muvva

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Bhuvan Chandra Muvva

STU AST – NON-CLERICAL & ADMIN

Phone:

(352) 740-5993

Undergraduate Students

Adi Cohen

I graduated from the University of Florida pre-med program with a major in Biology and minors in Disabilities in Society and Health Disparities in Society. I worked with Dr. Brunson on a systematic review of medical literature to determine how patient similarity–based individualized modeling is conducted using retrospective data. I currently attend Nova Southeastern University for medical school to further my passion for medicine and healthcare.

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Ryan Elkind

I am a third-year Mathematics and Economics double major at the University of Florida, with a mathematical background in topological data analysis. I am working with Dr. Brunson on an analysis of the structure and function of glomerular capillaries. Using computational methods, we aim to characterize the three-dimensional structure of the glomerular capillary network, with the objective of providing useful insight into glomerular function.

Ryan Elkind

Nobel Chowdary Mandepudi

Nobel Chowdary Mandepudi

Bruce Shapiro

I was Research Assistant Professor in the Laboratory for Systems Medicine. I managed the standup of the lab’s physical presence in the College of Medicine and tracked all room remodeling from inception to completion. I am currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at Rock Valley College.

bruce shapiro

Yara N Skaf

Areas of Interest:
Biomedical informatics
Computational biology
Mathematical data science
Topological Data Analysis (TDA)

Yara N Skaf

Igor Sokolov

I am a UF class of 2023 mathematics major with a physics minor working with Dr. Brunson and Dr. Sordo Vieira on creating a software package to perform analysis on signal transduction networks using minimal functional routes, graph expansion and the route modulus. I hope that this work will prove a valuable tool for researchers and further our understanding of static boolean networks.

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Kristina Suarez

I graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Mathematics and plan to attend medical school in Fall 2023. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a study of the structure and function of glomerular capillaries using network and topological analysis.

Suarez

Van Thuy Truong

I am a pharmacist by training and an applied mathematics PhD student with AstraZeneca and University of Leeds, UK. I am working on combining agent-based models with pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models (simulated as ODEs and PDEs) to predict tumour growth and interaction with immune cells during mono and combination therapy. I am visiting the systems medicine lab to work with Dr. Fonseca and learn about techniques to fit ODEs to my agent-based model for predicting tumour behaviour and optimising treatment schedules.

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Veronika Zeindl

I graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a MS in Mathematics. I worked with Dr. Walker on understanding the sensitivity analysis method eFAST. The ultimate goal is to use eFAST to analyze and reduce agent-based models.

Veronika Zeindl

Xinya Zhang

I am a third-year Statistics and Mathematics major and Computer Science minor at UF. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a project that compares conventional statistical learning models with individualized cohort models on clinical diagnosis. I plan to attend graduate school in biostatistics or data science, and I wish to work with healthcare data science in the future.

Xinyi Zhang

Former Lab Members

Leila Barket

I am a second-year undergraduate at the University of Florida majoring in Journalism and minoring in Public Relations. I work under Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher and Dr. Czerne Reid as a Science Communication Intern at the Laboratory for Systems Medicine (LSM). I collaborate within an interdisciplinary team to engage specific audiences and craft outreach methods for the LSM’s development of medical digital twins—virtual replicas of patients using personal health data. These twins aid in diagnosing and treating conditions like cancer, diabetes, and stroke. With previous experience as an intern in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and in the field of public relations, I plan to enhance my communication and collaboration skills to showcase the LSM’s innovative approaches to healthcare.

Leila Barket

Adi Cohen

I graduated from the University of Florida pre-med program with a major in Biology and minors in Disabilities in Society and Health Disparities in Society. I worked with Dr. Brunson on a systematic review of medical literature to determine how patient similarity–based individualized modeling is conducted using retrospective data. I currently attend Nova Southeastern University for medical school to further my passion for medicine and healthcare.

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Ryan Elkind

I am a third-year Mathematics and Economics double major at the University of Florida, with a mathematical background in topological data analysis. I am working with Dr. Brunson on an analysis of the structure and function of glomerular capillaries. Using computational methods, we aim to characterize the three-dimensional structure of the glomerular capillary network, with the objective of providing useful insight into glomerular function.

Ryan Elkind

Nobel Chowdary Mandepudi

Nobel Chowdary Mandepudi

Bruce Shapiro

I was Research Assistant Professor in the Laboratory for Systems Medicine. I managed the standup of the lab’s physical presence in the College of Medicine and tracked all room remodeling from inception to completion. I am currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at Rock Valley College.

bruce shapiro

Yara N Skaf

Areas of Interest:
Biomedical informatics
Computational biology
Mathematical data science
Topological Data Analysis (TDA)

Yara N Skaf

Igor Sokolov

I am a UF class of 2023 mathematics major with a physics minor working with Dr. Brunson and Dr. Sordo Vieira on creating a software package to perform analysis on signal transduction networks using minimal functional routes, graph expansion and the route modulus. I hope that this work will prove a valuable tool for researchers and further our understanding of static boolean networks.

igor

Kristina Suarez

I graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Mathematics and plan to attend medical school in Fall 2023. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a study of the structure and function of glomerular capillaries using network and topological analysis.

Suarez

Van Thuy Truong

I am a pharmacist by training and an applied mathematics PhD student with AstraZeneca and University of Leeds, UK. I am working on combining agent-based models with pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models (simulated as ODEs and PDEs) to predict tumour growth and interaction with immune cells during mono and combination therapy. I am visiting the systems medicine lab to work with Dr. Fonseca and learn about techniques to fit ODEs to my agent-based model for predicting tumour behaviour and optimising treatment schedules.

van

Veronika Zeindl

I graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a MS in Mathematics. I worked with Dr. Walker on understanding the sensitivity analysis method eFAST. The ultimate goal is to use eFAST to analyze and reduce agent-based models.

Veronika Zeindl

Xinya Zhang

I am a third-year Statistics and Mathematics major and Computer Science minor at UF. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a project that compares conventional statistical learning models with individualized cohort models on clinical diagnosis. I plan to attend graduate school in biostatistics or data science, and I wish to work with healthcare data science in the future.

Xinyi Zhang