Mariel Vazquez

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Mariel Vazquez

I am a Professor in the departments of Mathematics and of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UC Davis. I am a mathematical biologist who specializes in the applications of topological methods and computational tools to the study of DNA packing, DNA-protein interactions, and DNA rearrangements.

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Awards

2015

  • September, 2015: Dorothy Wrinch Memorial Lecture in Biomathematics, Four College Biomath Consortium: DNA Unlinking in Bacterial Cells

2014

  • 2014 Mohammed Dahleh Distinguished Lectureship (UC Santa Barbara).This award has been created to honor the memory, innovative spirit, and contributions of Mohammed Dahleh to our scientific community and to the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Media Coverage

2015

  • January 27, 2015: Lab-to-lab video, M. Vazquez featured alongside her japanese collaborator​

2013

  • November 11, 2013: Press release: Mathematical Analysis helps untangle bacterial chromosomes
  • October 2013: Breakthrough, article by Gary Stern, in latinas now/making us proud, Latina Magazine, October 5th, 2013
  • February 2013: A scientific star, Article by Gary Stern in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
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Other Events

2015

2013

  • Deep Dive into Mentoring
    Organized by the Berkeley Science Network, UC Berkeley College of Arts and Sciences
    March 15-16, 2013
    Monterey, CA
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Funding

My research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and by the National Science Foundation:

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Publications

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Recent and Upcoming Talks

2016

2015

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Research

DNA Topology

Cancer Research

Radiation Cytogenetics

I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley from 2000 to 2005, and I had a visiting scholar position in the mathematics department at UC Berkeley.

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Software

TangleSolve (paper) is a Java applet which implements the tangle method for site-specific recombination. TangleSolve offers an easy to use graphical user interface for analyzing and vizualizing site-specific recombination mechanisms.

Other software

DNA Toplogy  

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Teaching

Spring 2015

 

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