Katherine Dunning

Katherine Dunning

Title Undergraduate Student, Mathematics and Biology
email: kdunning@asu.edu

I came to the Elser lab in 2005 through an NSF funded program for undergraduates interested in math and biology (UBM REU). I have focused on using mathematical models to predict population dynamics in Daphnia. This has given me the opportunity to travel for several symposiums where I have met leading scientists and presented my research in both posters and talks. I am in the process of completing work on my thesis for the Barrett Honorís College and am preparing to graduate in December 2008. The thesis combines empirical data from two Daphnia species competing under high or low light conditions with a stoichiometrically explicit model for Daphnia competition. Currently, my interest in math and statistics is leading me to explore additional career opportunities.