The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Fred Adler


Fred Adler is a Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Biology and Director of the Center for Quantitative Biology at the University of Utah. After starting his academic career as a pure math major at Harvard, he moved toward biology as a graduate student in Applied Mathematics at Cornell and as a post-doc at the Center for Population Biology at the University of California Davis. Building on interest in ecology and epidemiology, his research has broadened to include immunology and many fields of molecular and biomedical biology, always dedicated to finding common themes and connections across scales of biological organization. He has authored two textbooks, “Modeling the Dynamics of Life: Calculus and Probability for Life Scientists” and “Urban Ecosystems: Ecological Principles for the Built Environment.”