Dr. Min Wu receives NSF Career Award


Dr. Min Wu (MCSB Inaugural Class 2007) has been awarded a NSF Career Award. Her project, "Probing Multiscale Growth Dynamics in Filamentous Cell Walls," will develop mathematical models and computational methods to simulate, predict and quantify various aspects of cell wall expansion. Findings from this study will have great impact in agriculture and public health.

Presently, Dr. Min Wu is an assistant professor in the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA.


Alvaro Fletcher wins 2021 Presidential Dissertation Year Fellowship!


Alvaro Fletcher, a PhD student in the MCSB program (PI: German Enciso), has been awarded the President's Dissertation Year Fellowship!

Alvaro's research focuses on the development of stochastic and deterministic mathematical models to understand biological systems at multiple scales. Previous models have aimed to describe chromatin remodeling and, in collaboration with the Wunderlich lab, the activity of shadow enhancers in Drosophila. He is also interested in the application of chemical reaction network theory to cell signaling pathways.

The President’s Dissertation Year (PDY) Fellowship is intended for students in their final year of graduate study who are planning to pursue teaching and research appointments soon after their dissertation fellowship year. This award assists graduate students with the completion of their dissertation, and enhances their qualifications as candidates for university faculty teaching and research appointments by providing professional opportunities needed to successfully obtain a faculty appointment.