The Mathematical Biology Activity Group at CAIMS is the organisational hub of mathematical biology in Canada. To facilitate communication and cross-fertilization of ideas among members of the group, we plan to host a mixer and to sponsor a plenary talk at the CAIMS annual meeting, we plan to hold an annual one-day symposium on mathematical biology in conjunction with the CAIMS annual meeting, we offer this website, our facebook page, and an email list. Current members of the group are listed below together with their research areas. We always welcome new members. If you are interested, please send an email to Frithjof Lutscher (

Current members

Name Affiliation Research Interests
Arino, Julien University of Manitoba epidemiology, population dynamics
Belair, Jacques Universite de Montreal/Cambam vector-borne diseases, mathematical haematology
Bauch, Chris University of Waterloo ecology, sustainability
Bolker, Ben McMaster University epidemiology, ecology, evolution
Bungay, Sharene Memorial University of Newfoundland mathematical physiology
Buono, Luciano UOIT Animal movement (aggregation, spatial ecology, gaits)
Campbell, Sue Ann University of Waterloo mathematical neuroscience
Coombs, Daniel University of British Columbia theoretical immunology, disease dynamics
Cytrynbaum, Eric University of British Columbia cell biology
Day, Troy Queens University evolution, epidemiology
de Vries, Gerda University of Alberta physiology and cell biology, dynamical systems
Doebeli, Michael University of British Columbia evolutionary biology
Dushoff, Jonathan McMaster University evolution and spread of disease
Earn, David McMaster University epidemiology, ecology, evolution
Eberl, Hermann University of Guelph biophysics
Edwards, Roderick University of Victoria neural and gene networks
Heffernan, Jane York University mathematical epidemiology, mathematical immunology
Hillen, Thomas University of Alberta cell motility, cancer modeling
Humphries, Tony McGill University delay equations, mathematical hematology
Hurford, Amy Memorial University of Neufundland theoretical ecology, epidemiology
Keshet, Leah University of British Columbia cell motility, social aggregation
Khadra, Anmar McGill University mathematical neuroscience, quantitative immunology, cellular dynamics
Kolokolnikov, Theo Dalhousie University collective behaviour, reaction-diffusion systems
Lewis, Mark University of Alberta mathematical ecology
Lutscher, Frithjof University of Ottawa mathematical ecology, dynamical systems
Mackey, Michael McGill University/CAMBAM gene regulation, control of cell proliferation/differentiation
McCluskey, Connell Wilfrid Laurier University epidemiology, delay equations
Moghadas, Seyed York University agent-based modelling
Popovic, Lea Universite de Montreal stochastic processes, systems biology
Portet, Stéphanie University of Manitoba cell biology, cytoskeleton
Roussel, Marc University of Lethbridge biochemical modeling
Smith?, Robert University of Ottawa infectious disease modeling
Strohm, Shaun Okanagan College mathematical ecology, spatial ecology
Tyson, Rebecca University of British Columbia dispersal, cyclic populations
van den Driessche, Pauline University of Victoria epidemic models and stability of systems
Vasilyeva, Olga Memorial University, Grenfell campus mathematical ecology and epidemiology
Wahl, Lindi Western University population genetics, microbial evolution
Watmough, James University of New Brunswick mathematical ecology, mathematical epidemiology
Wild, Geoff Western University population biology, evolutionary biology
Willms, Allan University of Guelph applied dynamical systems, population biology
Wolkowicz, Gail McMaster University population dynamics, chemostat, bifurcations
Wu, Jianhong York University mathematical biology, infection dynamics, neural networks
Zhu, Huaiping York University vector-borne diseases, climate change, bifurcation
Zou, Xingfu Western University applied dynamical systems, Population biology,