I am a first-year PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. I completed my BS in mathematics and statistics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2018, where I did work on the mechanisms of cell polarization using stochastic modeling, under Dr. Hye-Won Kang. I also studied the dynamics of arrhythmogenesis using delay differential equations at Rochester Institute of Technology under Dr. Elizabeth Cherry. I enjoy taking seemingly unrelated biological systems, such as cardiac myocytes, and turning them into math problems to unravel their behavior and draw new insights that might not otherwise be possible.

email: jashahir [at] live [dot] unc [dot] edu

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