1998 - 1999 CS Annual Report                                                                  Faculty
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Graeme Bailey


Ph.D. Univ. of Birmingham, U.K., 1977 

Originally working in low-dimensional topology and
combinatorial group theory, through an odd mixture of circumstances I have become actively involved in research in mathematics and medicine. One of two ongoing research projects in this area is the modeling of lung inflation, together with a research group at the Class One Trauma Center in Syracuse. This is in the early stages of a program to extend to various pathologies affecting elasticity and aimed towards effective clinical treatments. We've been fortunate this year to have made some significant advances in answering 
some questions which had remained unsolved for over 30 years. 

The other project is in understanding deformations of transmembrane proteins used in cell-signaling processes. This is a carefully constrained version of the protein-folding problems which have been exciting the mathematical biology community in recent years; the application of a topological viewpoint in collaborating with molecular pharmacologists and structural
biologists has already yielded some intriguing insights. 


  • Best Summer Session Faculty, Cornell Univ., 1998 
University Activities 
  • Member: Field of Mathematics  
  • Fellowship Selection Committee: Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Fulbright 
  • Faculty Advisor: Judo Club and Math Club 
  • Cornell EMS 
  • Risley Faculty Fellow 
  • Shape....and closeness. Mind and memory: Explorations of creativity in the arts and
    sciences, Cornell Univ., Feb. 1999. 
  • The shape and size of the universe in 40 minutes. Cornell Math Club, Oct 1998.