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Trachette Jackson
Trachette Jackson

Trachette Jackson Fights Cancer With Math

Quanta Magazine 4/12/21

The term “mathematical biology” might have been considered an oxymoron more than a few decades ago: How could mathematics enrich the largely descriptive disciplines of biology? But Trachette Jackson of the University of Michigan has become a pioneer in this area, bringing deep mathematical insights to cancer therapeutics. In this episode, Jackson tells host Steve Strogatz how a tumor resembles a box of pencils, and how she came to appreciate the usefulness of mathematics for piercing biological mysteries.

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You can read a transcript of the podcast by clicking on the title link.