S R Lubkin
Sharon Lubkin models mechanical problems
in soft tissues - morphogenesis, biomechanics, transport, mechanobiology, drug
delivery, and tissue engineering. She has worked in several other areas of biological
modeling, primarily in complementary collaboration with experimental
biologists. Her research is partially funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She is always
interested in new collaborations with biologists and medical researchers, and
usually has opportunities for graduate students who are strong in applied
mathematics or biomedical or mechanical engineering, and who want to learn how
to model what tissues do.
Dr. Lubkin is a Professor in the NCSU department of Mathematics, and is an associate faculty member of the NCSU/UNC department of Biomedical Engineering. She is affiliated with the Center for Research in Scientific Computing and the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine. Her advisees have been in various graduate programs: Biomathematics, Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
She is active nationally and internationally. She is Publications Chair of the Society for Mathematical Biology (2004-present) and served (1998-2002) on its Board of Directors. She organized the 2007 and 2008 Industrial Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Workshop for graduate students (IMSM), and was on the organizing committee of the 2006 IPAM workshop Cells and Materials: the Interface. She has served on the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Department of Mathematics. Dr. Lubkin is former co-Chair (2004-6) and Webmaster (2002-7) of the NCSU Association of Women Faculty.
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