- B.S. (2012) Mathematical Sciences, University of Michigan
- M.A. (2014) Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Ph.D. (2018) Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- 2018-2021 Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Mathematical models of the microbiome
- Systems biology
- Dynamics on networks
- Micrbial ecology
- Genome scale metabolic modeling
Selected Recent Publications:
- James D. Brunner and Nicholas Chia. Minimizing the number of optimizations for efficient community dynamic flux balance analysis. PLOS Computational Biology, 16(9):1-20, 09 2020. doi: 10.1371/journal. pcbi.1007786.
- James D. Brunner and Nicholas Chia. Confidence in the dynamic spread of epidemics under biased sampling conditions. PeerJ, 8, 2020. doi: 10.7717/peerj.9758
- David F. Anderson, James D. Brunner, Gheorghe Craciun, and Matthew D. Johnston. On classes of reaction networks and their associated polynomial dynamical systems. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, 58(9):1895-1925, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s10910-020-01148-9
- James D. Brunner and Nicholas Chia. Metabolite-mediated modelling of microbial community dynamics captures emergent behaviour more effectively than species-species modelling. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16(159):2019 0423, 2019. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2019.0423.
- James D. Brunner and Gheorghe Craciun. Robust persistence and permanence of polynomial and power law dynamical systems. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 78:801-825, 2018. doi: 10.1137/17M1133762.