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

Teaching Website

Courses

Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
STP 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
STP 499 Individualized Instruction
STP 502 Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 527 Statistical Large Sample Thry
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
STP 792 Research
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
STP 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
STP 502 Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 527 Statistical Large Sample Thry
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
STP 427 Mathematical Statistics
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
STP 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
STP 502 Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 593 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
STP 425 Stochastic Processes