Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
School of Mathematics
Office: Vincent Hall 539
127 Vincent Hall
206 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
Education and Employment
BS in Computational Mathematics, Peking University, 2003
PhD in Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2008
Postdoc, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, 2008-2011
Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, 2011-2020
Associate Director, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, 2019-2020
Associate Professor, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2020-now
Mathematical Biology, Applied Mathematics
Group and opportunities
We are a group of researchers who are interested in discovering the underlying principles of life,
using mathematics, in collaboration with several experimental labs. Our recent main focus is to develop
new mathematical models and methods to address questions arising from cell biology and neuroscience.
We always welcome highly motivated postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students to join us.
If you are interested in learning more about what we do and how we have fun, please feel free to
contact me by email. Our research has been continuously supported by NSF and other sources since 2013.
The Cold Place Mathematical Biology Reading Club (new)
The Cold Place Mathematical Biology Seminar (new)
X. Lai, A. Brown, and C. Xue. A stochastic model that explains axonal organelle pileups induced by a reduction of molecular motors. J Royal Soc. Interface, 2018. Link to PDF
C. Xue and G. Jameson. Recent mathematical models of axonal transport. Stochastic Processes, Multiscale Modeling, and Numerical Methods for Computational Cellular Biology. Springer, Cham, 2017. 265-285. Link
C. Xue, B. Shtylla, and A. Brown. A Stochastic Multiscale Model that Explains the Segregation of Axonal Microtubules and Neurofilaments in Neurological Diseases, PLoS Computational Biology, 2015.
Link to Journal | typographical errors introduced by the publisher
A. Friedman, B. Hu, and C. Xue. On a multiphase multicomponent model of biofilm growth, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal., 211(1): 257-300, 2014. Link to Journal
A. Friedman, B. Hu, and C. Xue. Analysis of a mathematical model of ischemic cutaneous wounds, SIAM J. Math. Anal., Vol 42, Issue 5, pp. 2013-2040, 2010.
C. Xue, A. Friedman, and C. K. Sen. A mathematical model of ischemic cutaneous wounds, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Vol. 106, No. 39, pp. 16782-16787, 2009. (with PNAS highlight) PDF
Other publications please see my Google Scholar page.
Courses at Minnesota
Spring 2021: Math 5490 Topics in Applied Mathematics -- Mathematical Models in Biology
Lecture time: TTh 12:20pm - 2:15pm. Office hour: WF 12:20pm - 2:15pm.
Awards and recognizations
Jiang Zehan Scholarship, Peking University, 2002
NSF Career Award, 2016
PECASE Award, 2019
"Mathematics is biology's next microscope, only better; biology is mathematics' next physics, only better" --- Joel E. Cohen
"All models are wrong, but some are useful" --- George Box
If you have any questions, please contact me by email.