# Lale Asik, Ph.D.

## Assistant Professor of Computational Mathematics

Lale Asik is an Assistant Professor of Computational Mathematics in the mathematics and statistics faculty group in the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.

Asik obtained her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey,

in 2007 and her master’s degree in mathematics education from Marmara University in 2009. She joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as an Assistant Professor in 2020, immediately after completing her doctorate in mathematics from Texas Tech University. Her research provides quantitative and qualitative improvements in the predictive power of theoretical and computational population ecology. She uses dynamical systems theory and tools to develop, analyze, and interpret mathematical models of biological systems, spanning the fields of ecology, toxicology, and epidemiology. She has articles published in high-profile journals of mathematical biology and presentations at many conferences and seminars.

She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, Member of the Association for Women in Mathematics, the Society for Mathematical Biology, and the Mathematical Association of America.

## Contact Information

- Office Location: Bonilla Science Hall 207
- Phone Number: (210) 829-3155
- Email: asik@uiwtx.edu

- Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, May 2020, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- M.S., Mathematics, May 2016, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- M.S., Mathematics Education, May 2009, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
- B.S., Mathematics, Jul 2007, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey

- Assistant Professor, Aug 2020–Present, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
- Graduate Part-Time Instructor, May 2017–May 2020, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- Research Assistant, Jan 2017–May 2017, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Aug 2015–Jan 2017, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

- Independent studies: Capstone in Data Science Spring 2022
- Introduction to Numerical Analysis Spring 2022
- Comp Prog/Math, Science, Engr Spring 2022, Spring 2023
- Introduction to Data Science Spring 2022
- College Algebra Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023
- Precalculus Fall 2020, Summer 2021, Fall 2021
- Calculus I Fall 2022, Spring 2023
- Calculus II Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023
- Differential Equations Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

- Elizabeth T. Borer, Rachel E. Paseka, Angela Peace, Lale Asik, Rebecca Everett, Thijs Frenken, Ang´elica L. Gonz´alez, Alexander T. Strauss, Dedmer B. Van de Waal, Lauren A. White, Eric W. Seabloom, “Disease-mediated nutrient dynamics: coupling host-pathogen interactions with ecosystem elements and energy,” published Ecological Monographs, April 2022, doi: 10.1002/ecm.1510.
- T. Frenken, R. Paseka, A. L. Gonz´alez, L. Asik, E. W. Seabloom, L. A. White, E. T. Borer, A. T. Strauss, A. Peace, D. B. Van de Waal, “Changing elemental cycles, stoichiometric mismatches, and consequences for pathogens of primary producers,” Oikos, Wiley Online Library, 2021, doi: 10.1111/oik.08253.
- Elizabeth T. Borer, Lale Asik, Rebecca A. Everett, Thijs Frenken, Angelica L. Gonzalez, Rachel E. Paseka, Angela Peace, Eric W. Seabloom, Alexander T. Strauss, Dedmer B. Van de Waal, Lauren A. White, “Elements of disease in a changing world: modelling feedbacks between infectious disease and ecosystems,” Ecology Letters, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 6–19, Wiley Online Library, 2021, dio:10.1111/ele.13617.

- Texas Women in Math Symposium (TWIMS) Mar 2023, Association for Women in Mathematics The University of Texas at Austin, Talk title: Reconciling the contrasting effects of nitrogen on pathogen transmission and host immunity using stoichiometric models.
- Mathematical Epidemiology and Population Dynamics, Ecology, & Evolution Subgroups

Mini-Conference Feb 2023 Society of Mathematical Biology Virtual, Talk title: Reconciling the contrasting effects of nitrogen on pathogen transmission and host immunity using stoichiometric models. - The American Mathematical Society Contributed Paper Session Jan 2023, Joint Mathematics Meetings Boston, MA, Talk title: Dead or Alive: Integrating Disease and Ecosystem Ecology Theory.
- International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems Oct 2022 Department of Mathematics University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA Talk title: Nutrient-mediated pathogen infectivity and host immunity in primary producers.
- The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on the Life Science

(LS22) Special session on Advances in Epidemiology Jul 2022

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics David L. Lawrence Convention Center,

Pittsburgh, PA Talk title: Elements of disease in a changing world: modelling feedbacks between infectious disease and ecosystems. - 2022 Association for Women in Mathematics Research Symposium June 2022 The Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Talk title: Elements of disease in a changing world: modeling feedbacks between infectious disease and ecosystems.
- The American Mathematical Society Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Epidemiology Officials Apr 2022 Joint Mathematics Meetings Virtual, Seattle, WA Talk title: Elements of disease in a changing world: modeling feedbacks between infectious

disease and ecosystems. - The American Mathematical Society Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical

Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology Apr 2022 Joint Mathematics Meetings Virtual, Seattle, WA

Talk title: Implications of nitrogen-dependent host growth and immunity trade-off for infection dynamics in primary producers. - 2022 Texas Mathematical Association of America Meeting Apr 2022 Mathematical Association of America University of North Texas, Denton, TX Talk title: Implications of nitrogen-dependent host growth and immunity trade-off for infection dynamics in primary producers.
- Society of Mathematical Biology Math-Epidemiology/Math-Immunology Subgroups MidYear Mini Virtual Conference Feb 2022 Society of Mathematical Biology Lehigh University,Bethlehem, PA

Talk title: Implications of nitrogen-dependent host growth and immunity trade-off for infection dynamics in primary producers.