Honors Program

Honors in Biology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Istvan Karsai

Thesis Professor Department

Biological Sciences

Thesis Reader(s)

Aruna Kilaru, Lev Yampolsky


One of the primary reasons for studying infectious diseases is to improve control and ultimately eradicate the infection from the population (Keeling 2008). An agent base model was designed to observe the spread of disease and the effect of vaccination using the program known as StarLogo- TNG. Experiments were designed, not having a particular disease in mind, and simulations were run to determine the effects of different variables on the vaccination process of a certain population. Goals included observation of how infections spread and how vaccination plays a role in various situations such as, root of the infection, population size, number of providers for vaccination, and the longevity of vaccination.

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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