Education and Training

2009 Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

2007 M.S. Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

2003 B.S. Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

Professional Positions

2013-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Cal State University Fullerton

2012-2013 Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech

2011-2012 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University

2009-2011 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech

Publications

Verdugo A, Vinod PK, Tyson JJ, Novak B. “Molecular mechanisms creating bistable switches at cell cycle transitions.” Open Biology, 3:120179 (2013)

Tyson JJ, Baumann WT, Chen C, Verdugo A, Tavassoly I, Wang Y, Weiner LM, Clarke R. "Dynamic modelling of oestrogen signalling and cell fate in breast cancer cells." Nature Rev Cancer, 11(7):523-532 (2011)

Clarke R, Shajahan AN, Wang Y, Tyson JJ, Riggins RB, Weiner LM, Baumann WT, Xuan J, Zhang B, Facey C, Aiyer H, Cook K, Hickman FE, Tavassoly I, Verdugo A, Chen C, Zwart A, Wärri A, Hilakivi-Clarke LA. "Endoplasmic reticulum stress, the unfolded protein response, and gene network modeling in antiestrogen resistant breast cancer." Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation , 5(1):35-44 (2011)

Bridge J, Mendelowitz L, Rand R, Sah S, Verdugo A. “Dynamics of a ring of three coupled relaxation oscillators.” Commun Nonlin Sci Numer Simul, 14:1598-1608 (2009)

Mendelowitz L, Verdugo A, and Rand R. "Dynamics of three coupled limit cycle oscillators with application to artificial intelligence." Commun Nonlin Sci Numer Simul, 14:270-283 (2009)

Verdugo A. and Rand R. "DDE model of gene expression: a continuum approach." Proceedings of the 2008 IMECE-ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, paper no. IMECE2008-66321 (2008)

Verdugo A and Rand R. "Center manifold analysis of a DDE model of gene expression." Commun Nonlin Sci Numer Simul, 13:1112-1120 (2008)

Verdugo A and Rand R. "Hopf bifurcation in a DDE model of gene expression." Commun Nonlin Sci Numer Simul, 13:235-242 (2008)

Verdugo A. and Rand R. "Delay differential equations in the dynamics of gene copying." Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, paper no. DETC2007-34214 (2007)

Rand R and Verdugo A. "Hopf bifurcation formula for first order differential-delay equations." Commun Nonlin Sci Numer Simul, 12:859-864 (2007)