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Friday, December 10, 2010

Libin Rong uses mathematics to study virus infections

Assistant Professor Libin Rong, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, studies infections by viruses using mathematical models. Rong and his collaborators—including Dr. Alan Perelson from Los Alamos National Laboratory—recently published a review article in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis presenting their perspective on modelling hepatitis C virus infection (Volume 17, pages 825–833). They describe how “mathematical modelling of hepatitis C virus dynamics has played an important role in highlighting the significance of obtaining frequent viral load measurements during treatment and has provided efficient tools for early prediction of sustained virological response for interferon-based therapies.” Rong’s team of researchers is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Core Center in Quantitative Biology. You can learn more about Rong's research in the 2010 OU Research Magazine.
Assistant Professor Libin Rong uses mathematics to study infection by the hepatitis C virus.

Created by Brad Roth (roth@oakland.edu) on Friday, December 10, 2010
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