Sharon Lubkin models mechanical problems in soft tissues – morphogenesis, biomechanics, transport, mechanobiology, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. She has worked in several other areas of biological modeling, primarily in complementary collaboration with experimental biologists. Her research is partially funded by the Simons Foundation, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. She is always interested in new collaborations with biologists and medical researchers, and usually has opportunities for graduate students who are strong in applied mathematics or biomedical or mechanical engineering, and who want to learn how to model what tissues do.
Dr. Lubkin is a Professor in the NCSU department of Mathematics, and is an associate faculty member of the NCSU/UNC department of Biomedical Engineering. She is affiliated with the Center for Research in Scientific Computing and the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine. Her advisees have been in various graduate programs: Biomathematics, Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
She is active nationally and internationally. She is the SIAM representative to the Joint Committee on Women in Mathematics (2017-9). She was Publications Chair of the Society for Mathematical Biology (2004-2016) and also served (1998-2002) on its Board of Directors.