I'm currently the Morawetz Postdoctoral Fellow (Courant Instructor / Assistant Professor) at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences associated with New York University.

My work broadly pursues using **mathematics** to understand how **biological systems** at the cellular and molecular scale overcome and utilize **randomness** to function. Details on my specific interests can be found below.

### Molecular motors, microtubules, mitosis

Cells rely on teams of motor proteins to perform vital tasks including carrying cargo enormous distances and coordinating mitosis. These motors behave quite randomly as individuals yet unite harmoniously.

A central theme of my research pursues the question: how does the randomness of individual motors affect their ability to function collectively?

Collaborators: Jim Keener, Michael Vershinin, Alexey Khodjakov.

#### Related work

F Renda, V Magidson, I Tikhonenko, R Fisher, CE Miles, A Mogilner, A Khodjakov

CE Miles, SD Lawley, JP Keener

O Osunbayo, CE Miles, BJ Reddy, JP Keener, MD Vershinin

CE Miles, JP Keener

### Ligand & receptor signaling

Cells transmit signals by releasing particles (ligands) that diffuse around in search of targets (receptors), an inherently random process.

In this realm, my interests lie in understanding how cells extract the maximal amount of information from this communication procedure.

Collaborators: Sean Lawley, Alan Lindsay.

#### Related work

SD Lawley, AE, Lindsay, CE Miles

SD Lawley, CE Miles

### Actin dynamics

I'm currently working on understanding how richly dynamic chemical and mechanical cues intertwine to regulate actin networks, especially during cell protrusions.

Collaborators: Alex Mogilner, Erik Welf, Gaudenz Danuser.

#### Related work

### Other publications

CE Miles, JP Keener

CE Miles, I Jouny, G Gordon

### Teaching

In spring 2021, I'm teaching MATH-UA234: Mathematical Statistics. More details to come soon.

Fall 2020 MATH-UA 123 Calculus 1

Spring 2020 MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics

Fall 2019 MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics

Spring 2019 MATH-UA 211 Math for Econ 1

Fall 2018 MATH-UA 123 Calculus III

Summer 2018 Math 3150 PDEs for Engineers

Spring 2017 Math 1180 Prob & Stats for Biologists (lab)

Fall 2016 Math 1170 Calc for Biologists (lab)

Summer 2016 Math 3140 Vector Calculus & PDEs

Spring 2016 Math 1321 Accelerated Engineering Calc II

Fall 2015 Math 2250 ODEs & Linear Algebra

Spring 2015 Math 1320 Engineering Calculus II

Fall 2014 Math 1310 Engineering Calculus I

### Miscellany

As a first-generation college student, I'm passionate about scientific outreach, especially to children and underrepresented populations.

In recent years, I was a Science Communication Fellow and participated in the NSF INCLUDES program for incarcerated youth. More recently, I'm also a Proud to be First advocate at NYU.

In the rare instances of spare time from all of the above, you might find me: searching for new vegan food, rolling for initiative, or complaining about my extremely needy cat, Piper.