By Allyson Mackender –
Danielle King ‘17 is realizing the implications of her mathematics degree while completing the Biomath research this summer funded by NSF UBM-IRBM (National Science Foundation) program under the supervision of math professor Hoa Nguyen and biology professor Frank Healy. Along with students Kristen Rundstein ‘18 and Melissa Whitman ‘18, King is modeling E. coli chemotaxis through simulation using MATLAB.
|Danielle King '17 is a math major at Trinity University.|
|An example of one of the domains that King is using in her research.|
As a rising senior, King is particularly excited about the opportunities this research has provided her. King explained that there is a line between theoretical and applied mathematics, and until recently she was unsure what path she would like to take upon graduation next May. However, her experiential learning opportunity and her mentor, professor Hoa Nguyen, have encouraged her to attend graduate school and continue doing research in applied mathematics. In fact, King will be continuing her research in the fall, as she is the recipient of the Mach Research Fellowship for Biomath.