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Book Chapters

1. [Link] SD Olson and J Huang. 2018. Chapter 8: "Partial differential equation models for biological processes. In: Quantitative Biology: Theory, Computational Methods, and Models. Editors- Hlavacek W, Munsky B, and Tsimring L. The MIT Press.

2. [Link] J Simons and SD Olson. 2018. Chapter 5: "Sperm motility: Models for dynamic behavior in complex environments". Editors - MA Stolarska and NE Tarfulea. In: Cell Movement: Modeling and Applications. Springer.

Articles in Review

1. [LinkBioRXiv] Mercadante D, Olson SD, and Manning AL. Cortical dynein drives centrosome clustering in cells with centrosome amplification.


  1. [LinkJournal] Chisholm N and Olson SD. 2022. A Framework for Generating Radial and Surface-Oriented Regularized Stokeslets. Fluids, 7(11), 351.

  2. [LinkJournal] Carichino L, Drumm D, and Olson SD. 2021. A computational study of hydrodynamic interactions between pairs of sperm with planar and quasi-planar beat forms. Frontiers in Physics, Vol. 9, 735438.

  3. [LinkBioRXiv] [LinkJournal] Mercadante D, Manning AL, and Olson SD. 2021. Modeling reveals cortical dynein regulation of spindle bipolarity. Biophysical Journal, Vol. 120, 3192-3210.

  4. [LinkArXiv] [LinkJournal] Larson K, Olson SD, and Matzavinos A. 2021. Bayesian uncertainty quantification for micro-swimmers with fully resolved hydrodynamics. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 83, 23.

  5. [Link] Jeznach C and Olson SD. 2020. Dynamics of swimmers in fluids with resistance. Fluids, Vol. 5, 14.

  6. [LinkArXiv] [LinkJournal] Cassani S and Olson SD. 2020. A hybrid model of cartilage regeneration capturing the interactions between cellular dynamics and scaffold porosity. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 82, 18.

  7. [LinkArXiv] [LinkJournal] Yereniuk M and Olson SD. 2020. Computational framework to capture the spatiotemporal density of cells with a cumulative environmental coupling. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 369, 112572.

  8. [LinkArXiv] [LinkJournal] Yereniuk M and Olson SD. 2019. Global density analysis for an off-lattice agent-based model. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol. 79, 1700-1721.

  9. [Link] Rostami MW and Olson SD. 2019. Fast algorithms for large dense matrices with applications to biofluids. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 394, 364-384

  10. [Link] Ho N, Leiderman K, Olson SD. 2019. A 3-dimensional model of flagellar swimming in a Brinkman fluid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 864, 1088-1124.

  11. [Link] Olson SD and Haider MA. 2019. A computational reaction-diffusion model for biosynthesis and linking of cartilage extracellular matrix in cell-seeded scaffolds with varying porosity. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol. 18, 701-716.

  12. [Link] Nguyen HN, Olson SD, Leiderman K. 2019. Computation of a regularized Brinkmanlet near a plane wall.  Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 114, 19-41.

  13. [LinkArXiv] [LinkJournal] Carichino L and Olson SD. 2019. Emergent three-dimensional sperm motility: coupling calcium dynamics and mechanics. Mathematical Medicine and Biology, Vol. 36, pp. 439-469.

  14. [Link] Huang J, Carichino L, and Olson SD. 2018. Hydrodynamic interactions of actuated elastic filaments near a planar wall with applications to sperm motility. Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics, Vol. 6, pp. 163-175.

  15. [Link] Ho N, Olson SD, Walker H. 2017. Accelerating the Uzawa algorithm. SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 39, pp. S461-S476. 

  16. [Link] Rostami MW and Olson SD. 2016. Kernel independent fast multipole method within the framework of regularized Stokeslets. Fluids and Structures, Vol. 67, pp. 60-84. 

  17. [Link] Nguyen HN, Olson SD, Leiderman K. 2016. A fast method to compute triply-periodic Brinkman flows. Computers and Fluids, Vol. 133, pp. 55-67.  

  18. [Link] Leiderman K and Olson SD (corresponding author). 2016. Swimming in a 2D Brinkman fluid: computational modeling and regularized solutions. Physics of Fluids, Vol. 28, 021902. 

  19. [Link] Ho N, Leiderman K, Olson SD. 2016. Swimming speeds of filaments in viscous fluids with resistance. Physical Review E, Vol. 93, 043108. 

  20. [Link] Liu W and Olson SD (corresponding author). 2015. Compartment calcium model of frog skeletal muscle during activation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 364, pp. 139-153.  

  21. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author) and Fauci L. Hydrodynamic interactions of sheets vs. filaments: attraction, synchronization, and alignment. Physics of Fluids, Vol. 27, 121901. 

  22. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author) and Leiderman K. 2015. Effect of fluid resistance on symmetric and asymmetric flagellar waveforms. Journal of Aero Aqua Bio-mechanisms, Vol. 4, pp. 12-17.

  23. [Link] Shankar V and Olson SD. 2015. Radial basis function (RBF)-based parametric models for closed and open curves within the method of regularized stokeslets. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 79, pp. 269-289.

  24. [Link] Lee W, Kim Y, Olson SD, Lim S. 2014. Nonlinear dynamics of a rotating elastic rod in a viscous fluid. Physical Review E, Vol. 90, p. 033012.

  25. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author). 2014. Motion of filaments with planar and helical bending waves in a viscous fluid. In AMS Topics in Contemporary Mathematics - Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications. American Mathematical Society, Editors - Layton A and Olson SD, Vol. 628, pp. 109-128. 

  26. [Link] Olson SD and Layton A. 2014. Simulating biofluid-structure interactions using an immersed boundary framework– A review. In AMS Topics in Contemporary Mathematics - Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications. American Mathematical Society, Editors - Layton A and Olson SD, Vol. 628, pp. 1-36.

  27. [Link] Simons J, Olson SD, Cortez R, Fauci L. 2014. The dynamics of sperm detachment from epithelium in a coupled fluid-biochemical model of hyperactivated motility. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 354, pp. 81-94. 

  28. [Link] Olson SD. 2013. Fluid dynamic model of invertebrate sperm motility with varying calcium inputs. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 46, pp. 329-337.

  29. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author), Lim S, Cortez R. 2013. Modeling the dynamics of an elastic rod with intrinsic curvature and twist using a regularized Stokes formulation. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 238, pp. 169-187. 

  30. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author), Suarez SS, Fauci LJ. 2011. Coupling biochemistry and hydrodynamics captures hyperactivated sperm motility in a simple flagellar model. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 283, pp. 203-216. 

  31. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author), Fauci LJ, Suarez SS. 2011. Mathematical modeling of calcium signaling during sperm hyperactivation. Sperm Motility Themed Issue In New Research Horizon Reviews in Molecular Human Reproduction, Vol. 17, pp. 500-510. 

  32. [Link] Olson SD (corresponding author), Suarez SS, Fauci LJ. 2010. A model of CatSper channel mediated Ca2+ dynamics in mammalian spermatozoa. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 72, pp. 1925-1946.

  33. [Link] Olson SD and Haider MA. 2009. A level set reaction-diffusion model for tissue regeneration in a cartilage-hydrogel aggregate. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 53, pp. 333-353.

  34. [Link] Grabert RC, Cousens LP, Smith JA, Olson SD, Gall J, Young WB, Davol PA, Lum LG. 2006. Human T cells armed with Her2/neu bispecific antibodies divide, are cytotoxic, and secrete cytokines with repeated stimulation. Clinical Cancer Research, Vol. 12(2), pp. 569-576.

  35. [Link] Reusch U, Sundaram M, Davol PA, Olson SD, Davis JB, Demel K, Nissim J, Rathore R, Liu PY, Lum LG. 2006. Anti-CD3 x anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) bispecific antibody redirects T-cell cytolytic activity to EGFR-positive cancers in vitro and in an animal model. Clinical Cancer Research, Vol. 12(1), pp. 183-90.

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