Jessica Wagner's Homepage

Past Projects:

In the summer of 2011, I worked on an REG project with Dr. Sharon Lubkin. I am working on coding a cellular model in MATLAB that will explore the attractive and repulsive forces between particles inside a cellular membrane.

Here is a very simple example of a chain of particles interacting:

In the fall of 2010, I worked on my senior thesis in mathematics for my undergraduate degree, and it was titled "Examining Mathematical Models of Ordinary Differential Equations in Cancer Research". I explored existing ODE models, and unsuccessfully attempted to combine these models into a more involved model.

Also in the fall of 2010, I was enrolled in a course titled "Molecular Genetics" at Gettysburg College, and as the semester-long laboratory portion of the course, my lab partner and I deleted the AN5440 gene from Aspergillus nidulans, which had not been done before that point. Due to the end of the semester creeping up on us, we were unable to determine more about the gene's specific function, but we did determine that the resulting phenotype was growth impaired.

In the summer of 2008, I participated in an REU-like program called the Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute. The program was a joint effort by the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. My project was titled "Three-dimensional visualization of the orientation of the extracellular matrix fibers of rat urinary bladder wall tissues", and I worked in the bioengineering labs of Drs. Michael Sacks and Silvia Wognum. Feel free to peruse my research proposal, abstract, research presentation, and research poster from this project.

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