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Fred Adler, PhD

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About Me

I started my academic career as a pure math major at Harvard University, moved toward biology as a graduate student in Applied Mathematics at Cornell and as a post-doc at the Center for Population Biology at the University of California Davis, and joined the faculty at the University of Utah in a position split evenly between Mathematics and Biology.  My original interests in ecology and epidemiology have broadened to include immunology and many fields of molecular and biomedical biology.  I am the author of two textbooks, "Modeling the Dynamics of Life" and the more recent "Urban Ecosystems: Ecological Principles for the Built Environment," and have furthered my commitment to the links between research and education in my role as President of the Society for Mathematical Biology and Director of the Center for Quantitative Biology.