Mar 2

Math Across the Cannon Talk

Dr. Trachette Jackson from the University of Michigan will be giving a talk.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 pm / Virtually by Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Trachette Jackson is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. She studied math as an undergraduate at Arizona State University, before completing her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics at the University of Washington. Her research is in mathematical oncology, applying mathematics to problems of vascular tumor progression and treatment. She has authored more than 50 publications and supervised numerous students and junior researchers. Dr. Jackson is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship and the 2010 Blackwell-Tapia Prize, and she is a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Title: Turning Cancer Discoveries Into Effective Treatments With The Aid Of Mathematical Modeling

Abstract: It is an exciting time to work in the interdisciplinary field of Mathematical Oncology. Even TIME Magazine agrees that “A team-based, cross-disciplinary approach to cancer research is upending tradition and delivering results faster.” Mathematical and computational modeling approaches have been applied to every aspect of cancer biology, from tumor initiation to malignant spread and treatment response. A substantial amount of research aimed at improving therapeutic outcomes for cancers is now focusing on the cellular and molecular biology of individual tumors to target pathways involved in tumor progression selectively. This talk will highlight mathematical models designed to optimize the use of new cancer treatment strategies, alone and in combination with traditional chemotherapy. These mathematical models, combined with existing and newly generated experimental data, are poised to improve the ability to combine promising drugs for clinical trials. This type of interdisciplinary science can reduce the time and costs associated with transitioning novel therapeutic approaches from “equations to bench to bedside.”

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