Debra Knisley's Home Webpage
Professor of Mathematics
Director of the Institute for Quantitative Biology
Gilbreath Hall Room 307B
Director of the Institute for Quantitative Biology:
Building upon a rich history of collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Biological Sciences, the Institute promotes interdisciplinary research and instruction at the interface of computational and life sciences. Our membership spans six colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.
Professor of Mathematics:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a rich environment for student learning. Students frequently conduct joint research projects with the faculty, travel to professional meetings where they present their findings and participate in other activities outside the classroom. The Department offers both a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics which prepares them for a wide range of career choices.
Elected to the Board of Directors for the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society- An affiliate of the International Society for Computational Biology (2012-2015) MCBIOS
Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 25th Annual Cumberland Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing to be held May 10-12, 2012 Cumberland25
SUMMA: Strengthening Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematical Achievement: ETSU SUMMA 2008: Discrete Mathematical Models in Molecular Biology: Solutions for the future ETSU SUMMA 2007: Biomolecular Graphs ETSU SUMMA 2005: Graphs with applications in biology and computer science ETSU SUMMA 2004: Graph-theoretic analysis of RNA
B.S. (1976) Tennessee Technological University
M.S. (1979) Tennessee Technological University
Ph.D. (1989) University of Memphis
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