Editor-in-Chief: Editor Name, Editor Institution
Editors: Editor Name, Editor Institution
  Editor Name, Editor Institution

Olcay Akman
Illinois State University, USA

Spora is a refereed undergraduate journal dedicated to publishing high quality manuscripts that describe mathematical and statistical techniques to solve problems in biological settings. Submitted papers may take various forms, including development of a mathematical model of a biological system, possibly including experimental work; development of a particular solution or method related to biological systems; or computational, statistical, or theoretical analysis of existing mathematical models in biology.

Spora is further committed to publishing high quality manuscripts describing novel findings in experimental biology. Manuscripts may be submitted to the Biology section across a wide range of biological disciplines, including, but not limited to, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, ecology and evolution, and physiology and neurobiology, along with interdisciplinary research in genomics and bioinformatics. Accepted papers will present novel, well-supported findings in a clear and concise manner, at a level expected from undergraduate authors.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2016)



Investigating How Calcium Diffusion Affects Metabolic Oscillations and Synchronization of Pancreatic Beta Cells
George Eskandar, Jennifer Houser, Ellen Prochaska, Jessica Wojtkiewicz, Teresa Lebair, Bradford E. Peercy, Margaret Watts, and Arthur Sherman


Probabilistic Analysis of Polyovulation Frequencies
Tiffany N. Kolba, Kaylyn Banaszak, and Anna Kaniewski


Sperm Pairing and Measures of Efficiency in Planar Swimming Models
Paul Cripe, Owen Richfield, and Julie Simons


Examining the Effect of Introducing a Link from Electrical Excitation to Calcium Dynamics in a Cardiomyocyte
Kallista Angeloff, Carlos A. Barajas, Alexander Middleton, Uchenna Osia, Jonathan S. Graf, Matthias K. Gobbert, and Zana Coulibaly