Brenae Bailey
Instructor, Department
of Mathematics
Ph.D. Candidate, Program in Applied
Mathematics
University of Arizona
Contact Information:
Email: bbailey (at)
math.arizona.edu
Phone: (520) 6268536
Office:
MTL 124C
Background:
My
current research is in stochastic processes in molecular biophysics.
Specifically, I am studying programmed ribosomal frameshifting
in viral protein synthesis. My model aims to predict translation rates and
frameshift efficiencies of sequences of RNA based on the physics of molecular
interactions. My advisors are Joe
Watkins (Mathematics) and Koen
Visscher (Biophysics). Previous projects have
included the orbital evolution of a class of planetesimals
in the solar system, agentbased modeling of swarm behavior, and star formation
in dwarf galaxies.
I am also
very interested in education and outreach. For the 20092010 school year I worked
with Arnulfo Velasquez at Wakefield Middle School as
a GTEAMS Fellow. GTEAMS
(Graduate Students and Teachers Engaging in Mathematical Sciences) is a GK12 program funded by the National Science Foundation
to pair graduate students in STEM fields with K12 teachers.
Math for middle school students
Teaching:
Fall, Spring 2013
Math 263, Introduction to Statistics
Math
302B, Understanding Elementary Mathematics B
Fall 2012
Earlier
Math 302A, Understanding Elementary Mathematics A
Math 254, Ordinary Differential Equations (TA)
Publications:
Bailey, B. L., Visscher, K., and Watkins, J. A stochastic model of
translation with 1 programmed ribosomal frameshifting.
Submitted.
Bailey, B. L.
and Malhotra, R. (2009). Two
dynamical classes of Centaurs. Icarus,
203, 155163.
Dale, D. A., and
Bailey, B. L. (2003). Physics in the art museum. The
Physics Teacher, 41, 8283.
Thronson, H. A., Rapp, D., Bailey, B., and Hawarden, T. G.
(1995). Ecological niches in
infrared and submillimeter space astronomy: expected sensitivity as a function
of observatory parameters. Publications of the Astronomical Society of
the Pacific, 107, 10991118.
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