Student Summer Scholars Manuscripts

First Advisor

Dr. Norma Ortiz-Robinson


Optimal Control Problem, Cancer Vaccine


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Cancer Biology




This article is written to document the research conducted by student Brady Fritz and mentor Dr. Norma Ortiz-Robinson during the 2019 Student Summer Scholars Program at Grand Valley State University. The mathematical model used was developed by Dr. Ami Radunskaya and Dr. Sarah Hook, and it describes the population of certain groups of cells over time after administration of a certain cancer vaccine. The model was programmed into specialized software that evaluates the optimal control of the vaccine given specified control parameters. The output was then analyzed to properly describe the solution obtained.