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Samantha Erwin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar


Sam is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Lanzas Lab at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her current work focuses on using networks and ordinary differential equations to understand C. difficile and E.coli in the gut microbiota.

Sam completed her Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in the Department of Mathematics. Her dissertation research was on using mathematical models to study the immune response to infectious diseases. She was also active in student government associations and teaching pedagogy seminars. During undergraduate at Murray State University Sam’s research focused on modeling invasive plant species.

She is also a competitive equestrian and during college won an individual national championship in intercollegiate competition.

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Society for Mathematical Biology
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Association for Women in Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
M.S. Mathematics Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
B.S. Mathematics, Murray State University, Murray, KY