Department of Mathematics
University of California, Riverside
Dr. Wang’s research area is mathematical biology with main focuses on multi-scale modeling of complex developmental systems. She develops new mathematical models and computational tools to address questions in developmental systems. In particular, she uses mammalian hair follicles as a model system and develop multi-scale models to investigate the underlying control mechanisms of follicle growth and regeneration, the interplay between bio-chemistry and bio-mechanics in follicle development, and the communications among follicles which lead to coordinated follicle growth in different skin domains. She is also interested in developing computational methods and applying analysis in swimming micro-organisms in viscous flows. To answer questions from life sciences, she uses and develops a wide variety of tools including stochastic differential equations, dynamical system, scientific computing, asymptotic analysis and complex analysis.