Howie Weiss

Professor of Biology

Howie Weiss

Research Summary

I am a Biomathematican and very recently moved to Penn State from Georgia Tech (I also had appointments at Emory in Public Health and PBEE). Bacteria and their viruses (phages) provide a way to study ecological and evolutionary processes in real time under the well-controlled laboratory conditions. Many of the questions that our group studies lie at the intersection of fundamental science and improving human and animal health. We develop new approaches to mathematical modeling to better understand the role of the physical structure in how bacteria grow and evolve. To complement this computational work, we work closely with microbiologists, biochemists, virologists, physicians, veterinarians, etc. and combine mathematical models with experiments. In recent years I have taught courses in virus dynamics, population genetics, dynamics and bifurcations, advanced linear algebra, and stochastic processes.

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Infection Escherichia Coli Bacteriophages Anti Bacterial Agents Bacteria Infections Infectious Disease Transmission Flight Growth Genes Aircraft Disease Outbreaks Resistance Public Health Viruses Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Antimicrobial Agent Staphylococcus Aureus Pandemics Microorganisms Emerging Diseases Epidemics Communicable Diseases Morbidity Plate Like Crystal

Most Recent Publications

Howard Weiss, Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Chris Dupont, Josh L. Espinoza, Shawn Levy, Karen Nelson, Sharon Norris, 2019, Microbial Ecology on p. 87-95

Waqas N. Chaudhry, Maroš Pleška, Nilang N. Shah, Howard Weiss, Ingrid C. McCall, Justin R. Meyer, Animesh Gupta, Călin C. Guet, Bruce R. Levin, 2018, PLoS Biology

Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Howard Weiss, Lisa Elon, Wenpei Si, Sharon L. Norris, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 3623-3627

Klas I. Udekwu, Howard Weiss, 2018, Drug Design, Development and Therapy on p. 2249-2257

Controlling viral outbreaks: Quantitative strategies

Anna Mummert, Howard Weiss, 2017, PLoS One

Bruce R. Levin, Ingrid C. McCall, Véronique Perrot, Howard Weiss, Armen Ovesepian, Fernando Baquero, 2017, mBio

Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Howard Weiss, 2016, Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine on p. 819-823

Jeniffer Concepción-Acevedo, Howard N. Weiss, Waqas Nasir Chaudhry, Bruce R. Levin, 2015, PLoS One

Richard I. Joh, Robert M. Hoekstra, Ezra J. Barzilay, Anna Bowen, Eric D. Mintz, Howard Weiss, Joshua S. Weitz, 2013, American Journal of Epidemiology on p. 1319-1326

Most-Cited Papers

Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Howard Weiss, Lisa Elon, Wenpei Si, Sharon L. Norris, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 3623-3627

Mark Pollicott, Hao Wang, Howard Weiss, 2012, Journal of Biological Dynamics on p. 509-523

Anna Mummert, Howard Weiss, Li Ping Long, José M. Amigó, Xiu Feng Wan, 2013, PLoS One

Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Howard Weiss, 2016, Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine on p. 819-823

Bruce R. Levin, Ingrid C. McCall, Véronique Perrot, Howard Weiss, Armen Ovesepian, Fernando Baquero, 2017, mBio

Waqas N. Chaudhry, Maroš Pleška, Nilang N. Shah, Howard Weiss, Ingrid C. McCall, Justin R. Meyer, Animesh Gupta, Călin C. Guet, Bruce R. Levin, 2018, PLoS Biology

Jeniffer Concepción-Acevedo, Howard N. Weiss, Waqas Nasir Chaudhry, Bruce R. Levin, 2015, PLoS One

Howard Weiss, Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Chris Dupont, Josh L. Espinoza, Shawn Levy, Karen Nelson, Sharon Norris, 2019, Microbial Ecology on p. 87-95

Richard I. Joh, Robert M. Hoekstra, Ezra J. Barzilay, Anna Bowen, Eric D. Mintz, Howard Weiss, Joshua S. Weitz, 2013, American Journal of Epidemiology on p. 1319-1326