Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students
Areas of Expertise
Applied Mathematics, Computational Cancer Research
Dr. Trachette L. Jackson earned her PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1998 from the University of Washington and is now a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jackson is an award-winning teacher scholar whose research in mathematical oncology has received international attention. In 2003, she became one of the first African American women to receive the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Award in Mathematics, in 2005 she received a James S. McDonnell 21st Century Scientist Award, and in 2010 she was awarded the Blackwell-Tapia prize. Dr. Jackson is also spear-heading a new Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics Bridge to the PhD program at the University of Michigan in order to address the national challenge of educating and training a diverse scientific workforce capable of unifying the fields of mathematics and the natural sciences.