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Mathematical Biosciences Institute at
The Ohio State University
President's Postdoctoral Scholar
Phone: +1 (614) 688 3334
Jennings Hall, Room 380
1735 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210, USA


PhD, Brown Applied Mathematics (May 2017)
  Thesis: Modeling Intracellular Transport during Messenger RNA Localization in Xenopus Oocytes
  Advisor: Björn Sandstede
MSc, Brown Applied Mathematics (2013)
BS, Mathematics and French, Duke University (2012)
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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) and a President's Postdoctoral Scholar at The Ohio State University. I am interested in modeling, analysis, and simulation of intracellular transport and filament organization mechanisms. My research interests broadly include mathematical biology, PDEs/dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and data analysis.

At Brown University, I worked with Dr. Björn Sandstede on dynamical systems modeling of messenger RNA localization in Xenopus (frog) oocytes, in close collaboration with the Mowry Lab in Molecular Biology.

At the MBI, I am developing agent-based models and topological data analysis tools to understand motor-filament interactions in the reproductive system of the worm C. elegans with Dr. Adriana Dawes. I am also building stochastic simulations of neurofilament transport in rat axons with Dr. Anthony Brown and Dr. Peter Jung. In addition, I am developing stochastic techniques to analyze the large-time dynamics of motor transport models and developing frameworks to understand establishment of filament polarity in cells with Dr. Scott McKinley at Tulane University.


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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

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