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Emelianenko To Study Mathematical Methods For Materials & Biological Network Analysis

Maria Emelianenko, Chair and Professor, Mathematical Sciences, is set to receive $42,000 from the Simons Foundation to study mathematical methods for materials and biological network analysis. 

"This work is focused on developing mathematical tools able to quantify and predict structural characteristics of materials and biological networks in connection with specific properties of interest. In particular, these theoretical investigations will allow [for the elucidation of] the mechanisms responsible for changes in network statistics due to cancer mutations (in biological pathways) or heat treatment (in materials). Ultimately, these insights will pave a way toward a better understanding of adaptation and damage resistance in these diverse yet intrinsically linked natural systems," Emelianenko said. 

This funding will begin in September 2021 and will end in late August 2026.