Heiko Enderling, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Mathematical Biology (University of Dundee, Scotland)
Diplom Ingenieur (M.S.) for Computational Visualistics (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Laird of John O' Groats
 
Associate Member, Director for Education & Outreach (Physical Sciences in Oncology Center)
Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
 
Associate Professor
Department of Oncologic Sciences
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Renee Brady, Ph.D.

Dr. Renee Brady joined the lab in 2017 after her graduate studies in applied mathematics at North Carolina State University. She is working on prostate cancer trial design, patient reported outcomes, and tumor-immune ecosystem dynamics.

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Mohammad Zahid, Ph.D.

Dr. Mohammad Zahid joined the lab in 2019 after his graduate studies in engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is working on mathematical models of radiotherapy, as part of our Future of Radiation Therapy program at Moffitt.

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Stefano Pasetto, Ph.D.

Dr. Stefano Pasetto joined the lab in 2019 after a successful career in astrodynamics. He spent a lot of time deriving complex system dynamics from sparse observations - skills that we hope to translate to quantitative personalized oncology.

Students

Daniel Glazar

Daniel joined the lab in 2019 as a Research Associate I.  He graduated with a mathematics degree from USF and is currently gaining some research experiences. He is working on calibrating mathematical models to clinical data.

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Rebecca Bekker

Rebecca joined the lab in 2019 as a rotation graduate student.  She graduated with a MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She will be working on modeling GRID radiation therapy.

Nam Nguyen

Nam joined the lab in 2019 as an intern. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in biostatistics and is preparing himself for his PhD studies. He is working on analyzing patient-specific outcome and correlating these with clinical progression.

Alumni / Collaborators

Thomas Lewin

Thomas Lewin

Tom joined the lab in October 2015 as D.Phil. candidate in the Oxford Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), specifically the Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science - IDC. He is jointly supervised by me and Helen Byrne (Oxford, UK). Tom is working on mathematical models of radiation therapy and the proliferation saturation index, PSI.

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Enakshi Sunassee

Enakshi joined the lab as a student intern in January 2016. She is an international student in USF's Engineering department, and is working on different mathematical models of tumor growth and radiation response. Her work also has an experimental component joint with Dr. Robert Gatenby's group. 

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Nuverah Mohsin

Nuverah joined the lab in 2019 as a summer intern. She has a degree in Mathematics and is currently training to become a medical doctor. She was working on a novel mathematical model to simulate radiotherapy responses in head and neck cancer.

Alexandria Johnson

Alexandria is a summer intern from St. Petersburg College working on patient-specific treatment response prediction models in prostate cancer.

 

Thomas Veith

Thomas is a summer intern from USF working on patient-specific treatment response prediction models in prostate cancer.

Keeana Harris

Keeana is a summer intern from UCF working on optimal treatment protocols for high-grade recurrent glioma patient.

Ambika Bhatt

Ambika is a HIP IMO student working on simulating radiation therapy in cervical cancer patients. 

Michael Nicholas

Michael is a HIP IMO student working on simulating multi-variable radiation therapy models. 

Lazlo Nziga

Lazlo is a HIP IMO student working on non-mechanistic models to predict prostate cancer treatment responses.

Katie Murphy

Katie is a HIP IMO student working on multi-variable prostate cancer treatment response prediction models.

 

Rachel Walker

Rachel Howard, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel Howard (Walker) was a postdoctoral fellow the lab in 2015 - 2017. She was working on gastric carcinogenesis, with focus on H-Pylori infections, to identify patient-specific optimal screening schedules. Additionally she was working on radiation and immunotherapy for brain cancer.


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Daniel Santiago

Daniel Santiago, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Santiago was a postdoctoral fellow the lab 2016 - 2018.  His position was joined with Daniel Abate-Daga's lab in immunology. He was working on CAR T cell therapy and oncolytic viruses. 

 

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Aaya Khalid

Aaya was an undergraduate student at USF. She was working on clinical data and the tumor-immune ecosystem composition and its consequences on radiation therapy outcomes.

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Jan Poleszczuk

Jan Poleszczuk, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Poleszczuk was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab 2014-2016. He was working on evolutionary models of tumor progression with focus on high-performance computing. He was developing mathematical models of the abscopal effect to personalize radiation and immunotherapy.

We continue to collaborate on a variety of biological and clinical mathematical oncology projects.

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Sotiris Prokopiou, Ph.D.

Dr. Sotiris Prokopiou was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab in 2013. He was working on personalized radiotherapy prediction models, using the proliferation saturation index, PSI. Sotiris followed the call from Industry and moved to CoSMo, a complex systems modeling company in Lyon, France.

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Xuefeng Gao

Xuefeng Gao, Ph.D.

Dr. Xuefeng (Ryan) Gao was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab 2011-2013. He was working on agent based models of cancer stem cells, and the response and evolution of heterogeneous tumors to radiation therapy in particular.

Ryan moved to France and continued his career at INRIA and the Institute Pasteur. 

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Helena Hurbon

Helena Hurbon

Helena is an REU student in Physics at the University of South Florida, jointly mentored with Dr. Eduardo Moros. She is a student at Eckerd College, and this summer she is working on simulating the immunological consequences of radiation therapy.

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Abhi Bukkapatnam

Abhi Bukkapatnam

Abhi is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan and alumni of the HIP IMO program. He is working on mathematical models of tumor growth and the role of TNF a. He is jointly supervised by Dr. David Goukassian at Temple University. 

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Jacob Hogan

Jake joined the lab as a summer student in June 2017. He is a bioinformatics student at Brigham Young University. He is part of the NCI CSBC/PSON summer internship program, and is jointly supervised by Drs. Robert Gatenby and Joel Brown. He is working on evolutionary models of cancer stem cells.

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Aaron Scheiner

Aaron Scheiner

Aaron is a HIP IMO student and is working on simulating temperature-driven intracellular fluid dynamics.

Dean Tan

Dean is a HIP IMO student and is working on radiation response models for non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Nandi Adams

Nandi Adams

Nandi is a HIP IMO student and is working on tumor-immune interaction models and radiation response.

Tianlin Ji

Tianlin Ji

Nate is a HIP IMO student and is working on radiation response models for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC).

Collaborators

Juan Carlos Alfonso

Juan Carlos L. Alfonso, Ph.D.

Dr. Juan Carlos Alfonso is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Multiscale Modeling of Multicellular Systems (M3s) group in the Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. We are working on tumor-immune interaction and radiotherapy models.

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