David Swigon Associate Professor, Graduate Director, PhD

519 Thackeray
Phone: 412-624-4689
Mathematical Biology


I work on applications of mathematics in biology on any level, ranging from molecular biology to individual and population biology.  My current areas of interest are DNA mechanics and topology, protein-DNA interaction, modeling cell migration, and modeling the systemic response of human immune system to viral attack.  I am also interested in nonlinear dynamics in general and the dynamics of large systems of biochemical reactions in particular, both deterministic and stochastic.


PhD, Rutgers University