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John Fricks

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1804
Biography: 

John Fricks' research covers a broad range of both biological systems and mathematical tools with which to study those systems. A unifying theme is the use of random dynamics to understand biological function through time and/or space. Molecular motors are protein structures that transport cargos, such as organelles, through cells. Using mathematical models and statistical techniques, Fricks works with lab scientists to link observations from experiments in artificial environments to what happens in a living cell.

In addition to work on motors, Fricks is developing statistical techniques to understand the effects of the protein-rich environment of biofluids has on micron and smaller objects that move through them, such as bacteria, viruses, and drug-delivery particles. Fricks has been working with epidemiologists to develop new vaccine strategies for infections such as influenza using yearly observations of infections at the whole-country level.

Education: 

Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2004

Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 595Continuing Registration
STP 784Internship
STP 792Research
STP 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 425Stochastic Processes
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 499Individualized Instruction
STP 584Internship
STP 599Thesis
STP 784Internship
STP 792Research
STP 795Continuing Registration
STP 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 501Theory of Statis I: Dist Thry
STP 584Internship
STP 598Special Topics
STP 599Thesis
STP 784Internship
STP 792Research
STP 795Continuing Registration
STP 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 595Continuing Registration
STP 784Internship
STP 792Research
STP 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 499Individualized Instruction
STP 502Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 584Internship
STP 593Applied Project
STP 598Special Topics
STP 599Thesis
STP 792Research
STP 795Continuing Registration
STP 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 599Thesis
STP 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 499Individualized Instruction
STP 502Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 527Statistical Large Sample Thry
STP 593Applied Project
STP 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 502Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 527Statistical Large Sample Thry
STP 593Applied Project
STP 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 427Mathematical Statistics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 502Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 425Stochastic Processes