Marco Hamins-Puertolas

Graduate Student

Biomathematics Graduate Program
Email: mhamins (at)


My interests lie in the application of mathematics to biological problems. In particular I study stochastic processes, theoretical population genetics, and viral phylodynamics. My work mostly revolves around modeling multiscale systems. Biology is almost entirely driven by multiscale systems and we often ignore this for the sake of simplicity. The complexity of these problems and the necessity for elegant models is what lured me to this field. I am currently developing a model that explores the dynamics of generalist and specialist pathogens in a host-pathogen system. When I’m not doing research I love to cook, play soccer and read science fiction.