Zack McCarthy

PhD Candidate


Zack received his BS in mathematics at Cleveland State University in 2015. He continued at Cleveland State University obtaining an MS in applied mathematics supervised by Daniel Munther and Shawn D. Ryan in 2017. Now he is an applied mathematics PhD student at York University.

Zack is currently involved in two primary projects. One in collaboration with Public Health Agency of Canada and Cleveland State University using mechanistic models to understand foodborne pathogen dynamics in poultry processing. By understanding these pathogen dynamics, strategies for improving food safety may be developed. The other project investigating motor-protein dynamics on microtubules. Their group is interested in the relationship between jam formations on microtubules and neurodegenerative diseases.

Research Interests :
foodborne pathogen modeling, public health, mathematical biology