Cody Palmer

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Cody received his B.S and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied the bifurcation of periodic solutions of logistic type, first order ODEs and positive solutions to steady states of reaction-diffusion equations under Dr. David Costa. Cody got his Ph.D from the University of Montana, where he was advised by Dr. Emily Stone. Cody's research focused on the dynamics of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF). In particular, using a model Cody quantified the effect that the relapses have on the spread of the disease, and studied variations of this model. TBRF uses similar mechanisms (anitgenic variation) as Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) to evade the host's immune system. This led Cody to IDM, where he will be developing and testing models for HAT and hopefully get results that contribute to the elimination of HAT.