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