Skylar Grey



I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Systems Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida.

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About Me

I identify as queer and agender. My hobbies include reading queer romance novels, playing with my cats, and walking.

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Research Interests

I am an applied mathematician, primarily focusing on mathematical biology. I take biological data, use mathematical techniques to analyze these data, and try to answer biological questions. Along the way I try to answer mathematical questions too. My dissertation research focused on management strategies, dynamics of discrete models, and contact tracing in Ebola. I work with collaborators from the US, Europe and Africa. My collaborators include mathematicians, biologists, and statisticians. The majority of my collaborators work in academia, but some work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My current work involves modeling the rare disease Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Disorder (AATD).


Grey, Skylar, Suzanne Lenhart, Frank M. Hilker, Daniel Franko. "Optimal control of harvest timing in discrete population models." Natural Resource Modeling, e12321.

Burton, Danielle, Suzanne Lenhart, Christina J. Edholm, Benjamin Levy, Michael L. Washington, Bradford R. Greening, K. A. White et al. "A Mathematical Model of Contact Tracing during the 2014–2016 West African Ebola Outbreak." Mathematics 9, no. 6 (2021): 608.

O’Regan, Suzanne M., and Danielle L. Burton. "How stochasticity influences leading indicators of critical transitions." Bulletin of mathematical biology 80, no. 6 (2018): 1630-1654.

Burton, Danielle, and Shandelle M. Henson. "A note on the onset of synchrony in avian ovulation cycles." Journal of Difference Equations and Applications 20, no. 4 (2014): 664-668.