Mosquito Prevention



Kasia A. Pawelek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computational Science
Key Topics
Dr. Pawelek and a research team of USCB students launched a collaborative study with Beaufort County Mosquito Control in 2013 to determine how the mosquito habitat is impacted by climate changes and natural factors like temperature and rainfall. The goal was to determine how to mobilize control strategies so as to contain mosquito populations and reduce the risk of an outbreak of West Nile virus.
She can speak to mathematical biology, particularly modeling virus infections in both within-host and between-hosts levels; and comparisons of within-host and between-hosts modeling predictions with clinical data using biologically realistic models.
Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.
B.A. in Mathematics, 2008
M.A. in Mathematics, 2009
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Continuous Mathematics, 2012
Oakland Community College
Supplemental Instruction Leader and Tutor in Mathematics, 2005-2007
Graduate Teaching and Research Associate, 2008-2009
Taught multiple sections of mathematics courses and workshops, 2008-2012
Developed mathematical models to study the immune responses to virus infections
Postdoctoral Research Assistant developing mathematical models to study influenza
                  Infection, 2012
Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, Thematic Program on the Mathematics of Drug Resistance in
                  Infectious Diseases, 2010-2011
University of Washington, Seattle
                  Third Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases
USCB, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2012

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