Rejniak Research Lab

Katarzyna (Kasia) Rejniak
Associate Member
Integrated Mathematical Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive, Room SRB-4
Tampa, Fl 33612-9416

P: (813) 745-6918

Discipline: mathematical/computational biology of cancer & computational oncology.

Specializations: bio-mathematics, bio-fluids, bio-mechanics.

Research Interests (M-9):

  • mechanics
  • morphology
  • microfluids
  • migration & growth
  • metastasis
  • metabolism
  • microenvironment
  • multi-scale models
  • multi-disciplinary research

Rejniak ~~ Computational Research Lab

Our research focuses on mathematical modeling and computational simulations of tumor initiation, progression and treatment. Computational simulations give the unique opportunity for testing various scenarios of tumor emergence and growth, as well as different protocols of chemo-, radio-, immuno-, hormone- and combined therapies. In particular, we are interested in investigating the bio-mechanics of normal vs. tumor-like tissue morphogenesis, micro-fluids in drug delivery and bio-physics of tumor microenvironment using the IBCell model (immersed boundary model of a cell), the micro/macroPD and microPKPD (regularized Stokeslets method of micro- and macro- pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics), or the multiscale MultiCell-LF (multi-cell lattice-free), silicoDCIS, and Organoid3D models.

We are/were funded by:
NIH/NCI Physical Science-Oncology Projects (Vanderbilt-Moffitt U01)
Moffitt Team Science Award
Moffitt CIIRC Award
Bankhead Coley Bridge Award
NIH/NCI Integrative Cancer Biology Program (Vanderbilt-Moffitt ICBP)
NIH/NCI Physical Science-Oncology Center Program (Moffitt PSOC)
Miles for Moffitt Milestones Research Award
American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant