M. Stanca Ciupe

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Virginia Tech University
460 McBryde
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123
Office:   McBryde 416
Phone:   (540) 231-3190
E-Mail:  stanca at initials of virginia tech dot edu


    Research Interests:

    My research interest is in the field of applied mathematics, specifically, systems of delay differential equations and their application to biology and medicine. I focus on characterization of immune system onset and reaction against viral diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, Hepatitis B and Dengue virus infections, and on understanding the possible homeostatic mechanisms regulating lymphocyte population sizes and their T cell receptor diversity. The techniques I use derive from dynamical systems, information and model selection theory as well as sensitivity, perturbation and numerical analysis.
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • News:

    January 30, 2019: Former Lab member Sam Erwin is giving the Mathbio seminar.

    January 25, 2019: Special Issue on "Integrative Computational Systems Biology Approaches in Immunology and Medicine" in commemoration of Alan Perelson's 70th birthday has been published by Frontiers in Microbiology.

    Integrative Computational Systems Biology Approaches in Immunology and Medicine

    November 2018: Graduate student Sarah Kadelka's paper 'Modeling the Bistable Dynamics of the Innate Immune System' has been published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.

    Modeling the Bistable Dynamics of the Innate Immune System

    May 21, 2018: Our grant was funded by the NSF Mathbio division.

    DMS-1813011: 'Understanding the Mechanism of Protection Following Challenge and Immunization'