Borbala Mazzag
 Mathematics
 Humboldt State University
 BSS 338
 7078264952
 borim@humbo ldt.edu
About me
I am an Assistant Professor at the Mathematics Department of Humboldt State University.
I received my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Davis in 2002. I worked on mathematical biology problems with my advisor, Alex Mogilner. (If you are interested in more specifics, please check out my Research page.)
In the 200203 academic year I worked at the at the HSU Math Department as a lecturer. I started my postdoctoral work with Greg Smith on computational cell biology/calcium signaling in the fall of 2003. I have continued this work with him until June 2005 from the University of Utah Mathematics Department where I enjoyed the hospitality of the Math Bio Group.
I used to be a triathlete, and I still hope to have enough time some day to compete again.
Recent publications (3 of 18 publications)
Mazzag, Borbala. 2006. Fun with fractals. Presented at Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament, Humboldt State University, March 25, in Arcata, California.
Mazzag, Borbala. 2006. Analysis of the effect of residual Ca2+ on the gating of Ca2+regulated Ca2+channels. Presented at SIAM Life Sciences and Society for Mathematical Biology Joint Meeting, August 1, in Raleigh, NC.
Mazzag, Borbala. 2005. The dynamics of Ca2+ channel clusters. Presented at Mathematics Colloquium, Humboldt State University, January 20, in Arcata, California.
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Publications

Mazzag, Borbala. 2006. Fun with fractals. Presented at Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament, Humboldt State University, March 25, in Arcata, California.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2006. Analysis of the effect of residual Ca2+ on the gating of Ca2+regulated Ca2+channels. Presented at SIAM Life Sciences and Society for Mathematical Biology Joint Meeting, August 1, in Raleigh, NC.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2005. The dynamics of Ca2+ channel clusters. Presented at Mathematics Colloquium, Humboldt State University, January 20, in Arcata, California.

Mazzag, B., C. Tignanelli and G. Smith. 2005. The effect of residual Ca2+ on the stochastic gating of Ca2+regulated Ca2+ channel models. Journal of theoretical biology: 12150.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2004. Analysis of the effect of residual Ca2+ on the gating of calciumregulated calcium channels. Presented at Biophys. Soc. Annual Meeting, February 1518, in Baltimore.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2004. Analysis of the effect of residual Ca2+ on the gating of calciumregulated calcium channels,. Presented at Society for Math Biology Annual Meeting, July 2528, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2004. Using Math in Cell Biology: How do Calcium Channels Work? Presented at Mathematics Colloquium, Humboldt State University, March 25, in Arcata, California.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2004. Using Math in Cell Biology: How do Calcium Channels Work?, invited talk. Presented at Mathematics Colloquium, Sonoma State University, April 21, in Rohnert Park, California.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2004. A Mathematical Model of Bacterial Aerotaxis. Presented at Graduate Student Seminar, Mathematics Department, University of Utah, Sep 14, in Salt lake City, Utah.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2004. The feedback of a localized calcium domain on calciumgated channels. Presented at Mathematical Biology Seminar, Mathematics Department, University of Utah, Oct 29, in Salt lake City, Utah.

Mazzag, B., J.S. Tamaresis and A.I. Barakat. 2003. A Model for Shear Stress Sensing and Transmission in Vascular Endothelial Cells. Biophys.J 84: 40874101.

Mazzag, B., I. Zhulin and A. Mogilner. 2003. Model of Bacterial Band Formation in Aerotaxis. Biophys.J 85: 35583574.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2002. Chemotaxis  A theoretical view on gradient sensing in animal cells. Presented at Mathematics Colloquium, Humboldt State University, April 18, in Arcata, California.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2002. A Mathematical Model of Bacterial Aerotaxis. Presented at Applied Science Seminar, Department of Applied Science, College of William and Mary, Oct. 17, in Williamsburg, VA.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2002. A Mathematical Model of Cell Deformation. Presented at Mathematics Colloquium, Humboldt State University, Nov. 14, in Arcata, California.

Mazzag, Borbala. 2000. Pattern Formation in Chemotactic Animal Cells. Presented at Spring Symposium. Sponsored by the Research Training Grant in Nonlinear Dynamics in Biology, April 79, in Davis, California.

Mazzag, Borbala. 1999. Modeling Bacterial Band formation in Aerotaxis. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology,Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 19  July 3, in The Netherlands.

Mazzag, B., A. Gallegos and A. Mogilner. Forthcoming. Mathematical analysis of the swarming behavior of myxobacteria. Bulletin of Math Biology.
Positions & Honors
August 2004May 2005 – Subcontract on NSF Career Grant to Gregory D. Smith, University of Utah
2001 – Alice Leung Scholarship, UC Davis
2001 – Summer Research Fellowship, UC Davis
1999 – Consortium for Women and Research Travel Award, UC Davis
1996 – Soros Foundation Travel Award:, Budapest, Hungary
1995 – Thesis Honors, Mathematics Department, University of California,Santa Cruz