My research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and by the National Science Foundation:
Reconstruction of 3D Genome Architecture from Chromatin Conformation Capture Data
UCSF Principal Investigator Mark Segal; co-investigator Ahituv Nadav
SFSU Principal Investigator Javier Arsuaga; co-investigator Mariel Vazquez Press release
NSF CAREER Award (2011-2015)
CAREER: Topological mechanism of DNA unlinking by the XerCD-FtsK system CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. SFSU Press Release
NSF Mathematical Biology (2009-2013)
Topological characterization of DNA organization in bacteriophages
co-PIs Javier Arsuaga (Leading PI; SFSU), Yuanan DIao (co-PI, UNC Charlotte) NSF highlights DNA packing in trypanosomes
NIH MBRS SCORE (2007-2011)
Computer Analysis of DNA Unknotting by Topoisomerase II
NIH NCMHD RIMI (2008-2013)
Health Disparities Research at San Francisco State University
Subproject: Multiscale analysis of CGH arrays of breast cancer patients using computational algebraic topology
Co-PI: Javier Arsuaga (SFSU)
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.