Arash Jamshidpey is an Associate Research Scientist in the Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics and the Department of Mathematics. Before this, he was a postdoc at Columbia University, working under the supervision of Prof. Simon Tavaré. He received his PhD in mathematics from University of Ottawa, under the supervision of Prof. Donald Dawson and Prof. David Sankoff.
Arash is interested in probability theory and its applications in population genetics, cancer evolution, genomics and phylogenetics. Over the past years, he has been working on the effects of environmental changes on various continuous and discrete population models in which mutation and selection interact and fluctuate in time. In particular, his current research focuses on population models that are important for understanding the co-evolution of cells and/or clones in solid tumors and their microenvironments. This includes measure-valued processes, branching processes, birth-death processes and interacting particle systems in random environments.