Sean David Lawley portrait
  • Associate Professor, Mathematics

Research Summary

I am a mathematical biologist specializing in stochastics. Typically, my work begins with a biological problem, which leads to a mathematical model, which then inspires new mathematical questions. Answering these mathematical questions then provides insight into the original biological problem.


  • BS, Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MA, Mathematics, Duke University
  • PhD, Mathematics, Duke University


I am an Associate Professor of mathematics at the University of Utah.  Before coming to Utah, I completed my Ph.D. in mathematics at Duke University under the direction of Jonathan Mattingly and Michael Reed. Before Duke, I completed my BS at Carnegie Mellon University and was advised by David Kinderlehrer.