Math Modeling Affinity Group

The Fred Hutch Math Modeling Affinity Group is headed by Josh Schiffer and Dobromir Dimitrov and focuses on using modeling to gain insights into infectious disease pathogenesis, immunology, epidemiology, cancer and ecology.

Meetings consist of talks held once a month at Fred Hutch's Eastlake building. In addition, the group periodically hosts happy hours to bring the Seattle modeling community together.

Upcoming Seminars

Recent Seminars

Modeling ARV kinetics and HIV dynamics in the lymph node

Ryan Zurakowski, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Delaware



Harnessing Models to Predict Influenza-Mediated Acute Lung Injury

Amber M. Smith
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Pediatrics. Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems

March 2020

Successes and Failures of the Live-attenuated Influenza Vaccine: Can We Do Better?

Laura Matrajt
Research Associate, Fred Hutch

February 2020


Optimal evolutionary control for molecular phenotypes

Armita Nourmohammad
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Washington
Max Planck Research Group Leader, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization

January 2020


Modeling the potential for HIV population-level adaptation in response to a vaccine

Joshua Herbeck, PhD
Department of Global Health, University of Washington


Translational multiomics demonstrates longitudinal mechanisms of asthma pathogenesis

Matthew C. Altman, M.D., M.A.
Center for Allergy and Inflammation, University of Washington Medicine

November 2019

Mathematical models of invasion and evolution in adenocarcinomas

Chay Paterson, PhD
Department of Mathematics, University of Washington

October 2019