I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computational MedicineĀ at UNC Chapel Hill. My research is in developing models and new mathematical tools to tease apart the "internal machinery" of a living cell as it performs different functions from division to migration to organ development. You can find a more detailed description of my research interests by clicking on the Research link.




2020 - currentAssistant Professor of Mathematics & Computational Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2017 - 2020Courant Instructor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
2011 - 2017PhD in Applied Mathematics at University of California Davis
(PhD advisor: Robert Guy)
2006 - 2010BS in Physics and Mathematics, University of Richmond



  • NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Grant, Principal Investigator (2020 - 2023)
  • Courant Institute Cathleen Morawetz Fellow (2018 - 2019)
  • NSF Fellow for Opportunities Worldwide (2015, France)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2010 - 2013)


    I am excited to welcome postdoctoral, doctoral, and undergraduate students in my group, including ALL underrepresented minorities, first-generation students, and those that come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. If you are a driven individual and interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment, please get in contact with me via email.

  • Paulina Czarnecki (2019), Undergraduate student, Building a mathematical model of the mechanosensitive neuron cell for touch sensation (Now PhD student at Columbia University)
  • Taylor Meredith (2018 - 2019), Undegraduate student, Investigating a model of the neuromuscular junction and its application to Myasthenia Gravis



    When I am not at work, I try to spend time outdoors whether it is going for a walk, hiking, skiing, biking, or heading to the beach. I have volunteered with NYUrWIS Girls Mentoring Program and STEM Tutoring Cafe to both mentor and inspire younger generations, especially minority women. I am an advocate to stop food insecurity in our communities and volunteer at City Harvest and New York Cares to help provide access to fresh produce and meals.