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Faculty Profile

 

Dr Edwin Tecarro

DR. EDWIN TECARRO

Associate Professor

 

Email: tecarroe@uhd.edu
Office: 716-S
Phone: 713-221-8655

 

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Biography

Education

B.S. in Mathematics,. University of the Philippines, 1983.

M.S. in Applied Mathematics. Southern Methodist University, 1991.

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Houston, 2000.

Work History

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas, 2013 through present.

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas, 2010 through 2013.

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, 2004 through 2010.

Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2003 through 2004.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of St. Thomas, Houston Texas, 2000 through 2003.

Teaching Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, 1992 through 1995.

Honors and Awards

Mathematical Association of America Texas Section NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow (2001-03).

Advisor Recognition Award, Mathematical Association of America UHD Chapter, April 2005.

Research Interests

Ordinary Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Bifurcation Theory, Mathematical Biology.

Publications
  1. Obeyesekere, M.N., Zimmerman, S.O., Tecarro, E.S., and Auchmuty, G., 1999. A model of cell cycle behavior dominated by kinetics of a pathway stimulated by growth factors , Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 61, 917-934.
  2. Tecarro, E.S., 2000. Qualitative Analysis of a Model of the Mammalian Cell Cycle’s G1 Phase, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Houston.
  3. Tecarro, E.S., Obeyesekere, M.N., and Auchmuty, G., 2003. Mathematical analysis of a 3-variable cell cycle model, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications , 4 (1), 87-107.
  4. Bai, S., Goodrich, D.W., Thron, C.D., Tecarro, E.S., and Obeyesekere, M.N., 2003. Theoretical and Experimental Evidence for Hysteresis in Cell Proliferation, Cell Cycle, 2(1), 46-52.
  5. Tecarro, E.S. and Obeyesekere, M.N., 2003. Bifurcation phenomena arising in the cell cycle networks, Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computations, 11 , 325-343.
  6. Obeyesekere, M.N., Tecarro, E.S., and Lozano, G. Model Predictions of MDM2 Mediated Cell Regulation, Cell Cycle (2004), 3(5), 655-661.
  7. Obeyesekere, M.N., Tecarro, E.S., and Langford, L.A., 2004. Hybrid cell cycle system: model of telomerase activity, Dynamic Systems and Applications, 13, 560-572.
  8. Tecarro, E.S., Van Rooy, T., and Obeyesekere, M.N., 2006. Computational studies of a cell cycle model, Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computations, 14(1) , 39-49. 
  9. Tecarro, E.S., 2007. A model of signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis: Computational Studies, DCDIS A Supplement, Advances in Dynamical Systems, 14(S2) 156-158.
  10. Tecarro, E.S., Bui, T., Lisi, M., Sater A., and Uzman A., 2009. A simple model of two interacting signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis, accepted for publication, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Supplement.
Presentations
  1. Different Models of the Cell Cycle, Graduate Student Seminar series at the University of Houston Mathematics Department, February 1995.
  2. Bifurcations in Cell Cycle Models (with M.N. Obeyesekere), Rice University/University of Houston Mathematical Biology Seminar series, November 1997.
  3. Models of Cell Cycle Behavior Dependence on Saturated/Unsaturated Growth Factor Conditions at the Fifth International Conference on Mathematical Population Dynamics in Zakopane, Poland, June 1998.
  4. A Model of the Cell Cycle’s G1-Phase, Graduate Student Seminar series at the University of Houston Mathematics Department, October 1998.
  5. Analysis of a 3-variable Partial Cell Cycle Model at the Second International Conference on Deterministic and Stochastic Modeling of Biointeraction at Purdue University, August 2000.
  6. Analysis of a 3-variable Cell Cycle Model at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Section, Mathematical Association of America, April 2002.
  7. Dynamics of Cell Cycle Control: Bifurcation Properties at the Fourth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications at Morehouse College (Atlanta), May 2003.
  8. A Model of the lac Operon (with V. Alexiades, W. Huisinga, A. Li, P.K. Moore and A. Tongen) at the New Directions Short Course on Cellular Physiology at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, June 2003.
  9. Behavior Changes that Mimic Quiescence vs. Terminal Differentiation in a Cell Cycle at the Fourth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts in Orlando, Florida, July 2004.
  10. Can Math Cure Cancer? at the Continuous Professional Education Seminar Series of the Texas Section of the Philippine American Association of CPA’s, September 2004.
  11. Mathematical Modeling of TNF-induced Apoptosis, at the UHD CMS Elias Deeba Memorial Seminar series, October 2004.
  12. Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Mathematics, Colloquium Series at University of Dallas Mathematics Department, September 2005.
  13. Interdisciplinary Biological, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Research at UHD,at the UHD CMS Elias Deeba Memorial Seminar series, October 2005.
  14. A Mathematical Model of the Mammalian Cell Cycle, at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering at University of California-Davis, July 2006.
  15. Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Mathematics, at the Seminar Series in Applied and Constructive Mathematics, Sam Houston State University Mathematics Department, November 2006.
  16. A model of signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis: computational studies, at the 5th International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, University of Texas Pan-American, December 2006
  17. Computational studies of a model of signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis, at MathFest 2007, San Jose, CA, August 2007.
  18. Interdisciplinary Biological, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Research at UHD: The Next Level, UHD CMS/NS Colloquium, September 2007.
  19. Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Mathematics, at the Centennial Seminar Series, University of the Philippines Institute of Mathematics, January 2008.
  20. A model of signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis, at the 31st Annual Texas Partial Differential Equations Seminar, UHD, April 2008.
  21. A model of signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis, at the 7th AIMS International Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, University of Texas at Arlington, May 2008.
  22. Research Experiences in the UBM Grant’s Inaugural Year, UHD CMS/NS Colloquium, November 2008.
  23. A model of mutually antagonistic signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis, at the International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences, UHD, April 2009.
  24. A model of mutually antagonistic signaling pathways in embryonic Xenopus laevis , at the Houston Frog Club Meeting, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, May 2009.

 

 

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