Catherine Beauchemin

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Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics Toronto, Ontario cbeau@ryerson.ca Fluent in French

Bio/Research

Dr. Beauchemin's research interest is in virophysics, a branch of biophysics in which the theories and methods of physics are applied to study the properties of virus infections. Her research group develops computer and math models to represent the initiation and progression of a virus infection ...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Beauchemin's research interest is in virophysics, a branch of biophysics in which the theories and methods of physics are applied to study the properties of virus infections. Her research group develops computer and math models to represent the initiation and progression of a virus infection within a cell culture or a host. Matching the models' behaviour to experiments allows them to test competing hypotheses or to evaluate the efficacy and mode of action of antiviral drugs or the impact of a particular virus mutation on the severity of a virus.

Dr. Beauchemin is originally from Montreal, Qc. She received her B.Sc. in Computational Physics from the University of Ottawa in 2001, and obtained her Ph.D. in Biophysics under the supervision of Dr. Jack Tuszynski at the University of Alberta in 2005. Before joining Ryerson University in 2007, she was a postdoctoral fellow jointly at the Los Alamos National Laboratory with Dr. Alan S. Perelson, and at the Adaptive Computation Laboratory in the Computer Science Department of the University of New Mexico with Dr. Stephanie Forrest. She is a member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Deputy Program Director for the Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS)
programme at RIKEN (Japan).


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