Research publications

  • The probability of speciation on an interaction network with unequal substitution rates, joint with Douglas Steinman and Joshua Humphreys (students), and Kevin Livingstone. Mathematical Biosciences, 2016, 278, 1-4

  • Parent of origin, mosaicism, and recurrence risk: probabilistic modeling explains the broken symmetry of transmission genetics, joint with Ian Campbell, Chad Shaw, James Lupski, Pawel Stankiewicz, Jonathan Stewart, and James Regis. American Journal of Human Genetics, 2014, 95(4), 345-359

  • Parental somatic mosaicism is under-recognized and influences recurrence risk of genomic disorders. Joint with Ian Campbell, Chad Shaw, James Lupski, Pawel Stankiewicz, et al. (29 co-authors). American Journal of Human Genetics, 2014, 95(2), 173-182.

  • A Crump-Mode-Jagers branching process model of prion loss in yeast, joint with Suzanne Sindi. Journal of Applied Probability, 2014, 51(2), 453-465.

  • A discrete time branching process model of yeast prion curing curves, joint with Suzanne Sindi. Mathematical Population Studies, 2013, 20, 1-13.

  • A stochastic model for the development of Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities incorporating protein interaction networks,
        joint with Garner Cochran, Andrius Dagilis, Karen MacPherson, and Kerry Seitz (students), and Kevin Livingstone. Mathematical Biosciences, 2012, 238, 49-53.

  • Modeling and estimating bacterial lag phase, joint with Xin Ma (student). Mathematical Biosciences, 2011, 234(2), 127-131

  • Budding yeast, branching processes, and k-nacci numbers, joint with Ryan Daileda. Mathematics Magazine, 2011, 84(3), 163-172

  • Modeling growth and telomere dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, joint with Alison A. Bertuch, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2010,
       263(3), 353-359

  • A stochastic model of cell cycle desynchronization, joint with Thomas O. McDonald (student), Mathematical Biosciences, 2010, 223(2), 97-104

  • Can telomere shortening explain sigmoidal growth curves?, Journal of Biological Dynamics, 2010, 4(6), 527-538

  • Size-biased branching population measures and the multi-type xlogx condition.    Bernoulli, 2009, 15(4), 1287-1304

  • A stochastic model of a cell population with quiescence. Journal of Biological Dynamics, 2008, 2(4), 386-391

  • Telomere shortening: an overview. (with Marek Kimmel). In: P. Haccou and P. Jagers, Branching Processes in Biology - Extinction,
       Growth and Variation
    . Cambridge university press, 2005

  • Exact sampling formulas for multi-type Galton-Watson processes, joint with Chad Shaw. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 2002, 45, 279-293.

  • An application of a general branching process in the study of the genetics of aging , joint with Otto Schwalb, Ranajit Chakraborty and Marek
       Kimmel. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2001, 213(4), 547-557

  • A branching process model of telomere shortening. Communications in Statistics-Stochastic Models, 2000, 16(1), 167-177

  • Mathematical modeling of telomere shortening: an overview. Archives of Control Sciences , 1999, 9(XLV), 133-141

  • A Poisson approximation with applications to the number of maxima in a discrete sample. Statistics and Probability Letters, 1999, 44, 23-27

  • Stochastic models of telomere shortening , joint with Marek Kimmel. Mathematical Biosciences, 1999, 158, 75-92

  • The xlogx condition for general branching processes. Journal of Applied Probability, 1998, 35, 537-544

  • General branching processes with immigration. Journal of Applied Probability, 1996, 33, 940-948

  • Branching processes with local dependencies. In: K. Athreya and P. Jagers (eds.), Classical and Modern Branching Processes. Springer,
        New York, 1996

  • Branching processes with local dependencies. Annals of Applied Probability, 1996, 6, 238-268


  • General branching processes with local dependencies. Ph.D. thesis, Goteborg, Sweden, 1994

  • Convergence of maxima with Poisson approximation (with Per Nordin). M.S. thesis (in Swedish), Goteborg, Sweden, 1989