# Alum Update!

Calistus Ngonghala, a 2011 Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Mathematics, will be a featured presenter for one in a series of webinars on mathematical frontiers sponsored by the National Academies of Science/Engineering/Medicine.

He will be speaking on mathematical approaches to biology, particularly ecology and infectious disease.

Further information is available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/deps/bmsa/deps_183972

After receiving his Ph.D. in May 2011, Dr. Ngonghala served in postdoctoral positions at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis,

and at the Harvard Medical School, following which he obtained his current position as Assistant Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Mathematics Department at the University of Florida.

Dr. Ngonghala was a student of Mary Ann Clarke of the Mathematics Department and Kenneth Showalter of the Chemistry Department, who were his co-advisors.