Institutions: University of Ulsterhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2750-6410
Lecturer/Assistant Prof in Computational Biology at the University of Ulster.
My research focusses principally on cholesterol metabolism and its role in cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. I have also studied its role in innate immunity and infection. In addition, I have worked on areas of personalised and stratified medicine for cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
My publications can be seen at: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=oMccxPwAAAAJ&hl=en
I am a mathematical modeller concerned primarily with applications in biology,
With a background in the statistical mechanics of disordered systems, my research
focusses on the interface between statistical physics and molecular biology. At the centre is the relationship
between fluctuations and noise in biological systems, the corresponding statistical ensembles, and biological
function. This connection emerges at very different levels and timescales, from stochastic modeling of
gene expression to the population dynamics of regulatory DNA.
I am a phd student working on statistical physics and complex systems and applying concepts from these fields to biology.