Sherli Koshy Chenthittayil, Ph.D.

Research Skills and Interests

  • Fields of expertise include Mathematical Biology, Chaos Theory, Statistics with R
  • Interested in Chaos theory for biologically relevant systems, mathematical models based on clinical data for diseases and disability studies
  • Well versed in interdisciplinary research (mathematics, biology and disability studies)
  • Ad-hoc peer reviewer of relevant articles on mathematical biology
  • Highly organized and driven to deliver results on time


  • “Quantitative Medicine and Reflection on Summer Research in Mathematical Biology”- Mingda Sun, Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil, Nikeetha Dsouza (Harvard Educational Review, Summer 2020)
  • “Access and Equity for Students with Disabilities to STEM”- Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil, Nikeetha Dsouza (Submitted)
  • “From Chaos to Permanence Using Control Theory” – Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil, Elena Dimitrova (Accepted-Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) conference proceedings)
  • “Determining Parameters Leading to Chaotic Dynamics in Systems” – B.C.Dean, E.Dimitrova, A.Galande, E.W.Jenkins, S.Koshy (Submitted)

Leadership Experience

  • Vice President, UJPDA (UConn Health-Jackson Labs Postdoctoral Association) (Aug 2019-present)
  • Member of Board of Directors, Connecticut Public Health Association (Jan 2019-present)
  • Coordinator of Mathematics in Medicine Journal Club at UConn Health (March 2019-present)
  • Part of the AWM playing cards project management committee (Sep 2019-present) - in charge of putting together the website for the Women in Math playing cards initiative.


Ph.D., Mathematics, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
August 2013 – May 2017
Dissertation titled ‘Chaos to Permanence- Through Control Theory’

M.S., Mathematics, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
August 2013 – April 2015
Master’s Thesis on ‘Determination of Chaos in Different Dynamical Systems’