Lester F. Caudill, Jr.
Models of antibiotic resistance:
My current research interests center on infections caused by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, especially in hospital wards. My most-recent project combines stochastic differential equations with agent-based modeling to create a simulation tool for testing resistance prevention and control strategies in hospital wards.
Here is a dugdug.com article from 2013, describing some of this work in layman terms.
Publications on antibiotic resistance:
Other areas of interest:
I am also interested in other biomedical applications of mathematical modeling, including:
· The formation of bacterial biofilms, and their impact on the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment regimens
· Cancer progression and chemotherapy
· Models of disease spread
· Models of the immune response to bacterial pathogens
In a previous life, my research was in the field of inverse problems for differential equations. For details, click here.