NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow
In Joshua Weitz's Lab in the School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Affiliate of the School of Mathematics
- School of Biology
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- 310 Ferst Dr
- Atlanta, GA 30332
- Office: 235 Cherry Emerson
- Office Tel: +1 404 385 2956
- E-mail: michael.cortez[at]biology.gatech.edu
My CV can be downloaded here: MHC_CV.pdf
Ecology, Evolution, Epidemiology, Dynamical Systems
I am a mathematical biologist interested in developing general theory on the interactions between ecological processes and adpative processes (e.g. evolution or plasticity). I am particularly interested in how these processes interact and what consquences that has on the community dynamics of predator-prey and host-pathogen systems.
My dissertation research was on the different effects rapid evolution and rapid plastic responses have on the ecological dynamics of predator-prey systems. After moving to Georgia Institute of Technology, I began working on evolutionary dynamics in host-pathogen systems as well as parameter estimation and identifiability issues in host-pathogen systems. Currently I am working on extending my work on eco-evolutionary dynamics in predator-prey systems to the case where the predator and prey are co-evolving.