• Daniel Bergman (B.S. Cal State Northridge)
  • Kevin Johnston (BS, Southern Utah University)
  • Yuchi Qiu (B.S. Nanjing University)
  • Chris Rackauckas (B.S. Oberlin College)
  • Yutong Sha (BS, Nanjing University China
  • Yangyang Wang (B.S. University of Science & Technology)


  • Seth Figueroa, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine 2017 –
  • Adam MacLean, Ph.D. Systems Biology, Imperial College London, UK                2016 –
  • Lina Meinecke, Ph.D. Scientific Computing, Uppsala University, Sweden           2016 –
  • Suoqin Jin, Ph.D. Mathematics, Wuhan University, China                                       2016 –
  • Shuxiong Wang, Ph.D.  Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences                    2016 –
  • Qixuan Wang, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Minnesota                                2012 –



  • Weitao Chen, Ph.D. Math. Ohio State University. 2013-2017.  Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
  • Huijing Du, Ph.D. Applied Math. University of Notre Dame. 2013 -2016.  Current position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of   Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Tian Hong, Ph.D., Biology, Virginia Tech. 2013-2016. Current position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry &Cellular and Molecular Biology, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Chunhe Li, Ph.D., Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2015-2016. Current position, Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Center for Mathematical Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • William Holmes, Ph.D., Indiana University. 2012-2014. Current position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
  • Likun Zheng, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Minnesota. 2011-2015. Current position: Data Scientist, Samsung Austin Research Center, Austin,
  • Jiajun Zhang,   Ph.D. Sun Yat-sen University. 2012-2013. Current position: Associate Professor, School of Mathematics, Sun Yat-sen U.
  • Lei Zhang, Ph.D., Penn. State University. 2009-2012.  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics City University of Hong Kong (2012-2013).Current position: Associate Professor, Young 1000 Talent Scholar, Center for Mathematics, Beijing University, China
  • Zhenzhen Zheng, Ph.D., Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2009-2012. Researcher, Dept. of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong (2012-2013).    Current position: managing editor, Science China Mathematics, Science China, Press
  • Jiang Xie, Ph.D., Shanghai University. 2011-2012.  Current position: tenured Associate Professor, School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University
  • Anna Cai, Ph.D., University of Melbourne. 2007-2011. Current position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, U. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Liming Wang, Ph.D., Rutgers University 2008-2011. Position after postdoctoral training: Tenure-track Assistant Professor at CaliforniaState University, Los Angeles, CA from 2011-2015
  • Hsiao-Mei Lu, Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. 2010-2011.
    Current position: VP, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Ambry Genetics, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Scott Christley, Ph.D., Computer Science, Notre Dame University. 2008-2010.
    First position: Research Scientist, Medical School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Current position: Research Scientist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Xinfeng Liu, Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook. 2006-2009.  Current position: Associate Professor, U. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Ching-Shan Chou, Ph.D. Brown University. 2006-2009.  Current position; Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Shanqin Chen, Ph.D., Brown University. 2005-2006.  Current position: Associate Professor, Indiana University at South Bend, South Bend, IN
  • Yongtao Zhang, Ph.D., Brown University. 2003-2006.  Current position: Associate Professor, Notre Dame University
  • Jinzhi Lei, Ph.D., Beijing Aeronautic & Aerospace University. 2004-2005. Current position: Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • David Iron, Ph.D., University of British Columbia. 2003-2004. Current position: Professor, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Lan Pham, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. 2001-2003. Current position: Tenured Professor, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA.      

Ph.D. STUDENTS (13):

  • Tao Peng, Ph.D.; 06/17; “Data-Driven Models for Dynamics of Gene Expression and Single Cells”
    Current position: Postdoc, Medical School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Seth Figueroa, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 06/17;  “Multiscale Modeling for Morphogenesis of healthy and Diseased Tissue”
    Current position: Postdoc, UC Irvine
  • Catherine Ta, Ph.D.; 06/17; “Multiscale Modeling of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition”
    Current position: Advisor, KPMG, San Francisco
  • Dongyong Wang, Ph.D.; 06/14; “Numerical Methods for Reaction Diffusion Systems in High Dimensions.”
    Current Position: Data Scientist, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • Jeremy Ovadia, Ph.D.; 06/13; “Computational Modeling of Tissue Growth, Organization, and Patterning.”
    Current Position: Investment Research Associate, Wilshire Associate, CA
  • Meng, Chen, Ph.D.; 06/13; “Noise and Stochastic Dynamics in Biological Signaling and Patterning Systems.”
    Current Position: Data Scientist, Intuit, San Jose, CA
  • Wing-Cheong Lo, Ph.D; 06/11; “Growth and Pattern Controls by Morphogen Gradients”
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Yu-Yu (Luke) Peng, Ph.D.; 12/11; “Multiscale Modeling of Cell Populations and Intracellular Gene Regulatory.”
    Current Position: CEO of
  • Su Zhao; Ph.D, 06/11; “Computational Study of Signaling Specificity and Epigenetic Regulation”
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Siemens PLM Software, Cypress, CA
  • Seth Haney, Ph.D; 06/10; “Specificity, Ultrasensitivity and Polarization in Yeast Cell Mating”
    Current Position: Lecturer, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Carlo Chan, Ph.D; 06/10 ;“Scaffold can induce bistability in multisite phosphorylation”
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA
  • Rui Zhao, Ph.D; 06/06; “Computational Analysis of Morphogen Gradients”
    Current Position: Risk Analyst, LinkedIn, Sunnyvale, California.
  • Myung Yun, Ph.D; 09/03; “Numerical Simulations of Microstructure Evolution in Three-Dimensional Inhomogeneous Elastic Media”.;Current Position: Faculty, Dept. of Mathematics, East L.A. College, California.


  • Xiaolan Yuan, M.S.; 06/17; “Noise Attenuation in Gene Regulatory Network.”
  • Alex Gord, M.S.; 12/14; “Computational Modeling of Epidermal Stratification Highlights the Importance of Asymmetric Cell Division for Predictable and Robust Layer Formation”
  • Ryan Moore, M.S.; 06/04; “Spatial Effects of Scaffolds in Intra-Cellular Signaling”; Current Position: Asst. V.P.; Union Bank of California, Los Angeles
  • Yingying Li, M.S.; 12/10; “Stability Analysis of a Cell Lineage Model for Colonic Crypt”
  • Angie Teng; M.S.; 06/04; “Effects of Sog on BMP Signaling”; Current Position: Aerospace Corporation, California