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Javan, Emily

Emily Javan

Graduate Research Assistant - Meyers Lab
Department of Integrative Biology


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AUSTIN, TX 78712

I am a PhD student in Dr. Lauren Meyers’ lab and member of the UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium. I am broadly interested in disease spread within and between human and animal populations, as well as how vaccination and wildlife management can prevent epidemics. Currently, I am focused on the global COVID-19 epidemic. Other interests include the spread of monkeypox and Ebola virus disease in the DRC and the impact of terrorist attacks on health-care on response efforts. I received my BS in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity from UC Davis and an MS in Population and Conservation Biology from Texas State University. In my free time I love roller skating and origami. 

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1) National Institutes of Health Biomedical Big Data Science Fellow at UT Austin. Fall 2019 – Present.

2) Alpha Chi Honor Society at Texas State University. Fall 2018 – Present.

3) Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Texas State University. Fall 2017 – Fall 2018. 

4) Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship. Fall 2016.

5) Yueh-Jing Lin Scholarship for High Achievements in Mathematics at UC Davis. Spring 2014.

1) MS Thesis Defense: Classification of small-mammal metacommunity structures along elevational gradients with connections to metacommunity networks. Fall 2018. 

2) 3 Minute Thesis Competition at Texas State University. Spring 2018.

3) Poster: Optimizing advection of tracer particles in fluid dynamic processes with variable numerical integration methods. Fall 2013.

4) Poster: Improving particle integration efficiency in mantel convection simulation by combining numerical integration techniques. Fall 2012.