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News: Ejima wins Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology Young Scholar Award

September 16, 2016

It was announced at the 2016 Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology (JSMB) annual meeting, held on September 8, 2016, that Keisuke Ejima, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and the Office of Energetics, has been named one of only two winners of the 2016 JSMB Young Scholar Award, which was established to acknowledge and encourage the contributions of scientists in the early stages of their investigative career. The goal of the JSMB—which covers a wide array of topics, from biodiversity to ecology, environmental sciences to development and morphogenesis, and cellular and subcellular processes to immunology and epidemiology—is to enable mathematicians, information scientists, physicists, and specialists in other fields to exchange ideas and potentially to collaborate with theoretical, experimental, and field biologists.

This honor recognizes Dr. Ejima’s research interest in understanding and solving the problems in obesity epidemiology using mathematical model. His post-doctoral research focuses on quantifying mother-to-child obesity inheritability (both genetic and non-genetic) and its potential impact on the obesity epidemic, as well as on constructing statistical models for optimization of obesity treatment in the clinical setting.

Dr. Ejima completed his doctoral degree in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in March 2014. He joined UAB’s NORC and Office of Energetics in September 2014.