Mariel Vazquez

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Recent Media Coverage

November 11, 2013: Press release: Mathematical Analysis helps untangle bacterial chromosomes
October 31, 2013: NIH grant to study 3-dimensional reconstructions of genomes (SFSU PI J. Arsuaga, co-investigator Mariel Vazquez; UCSF PI Mark Segal, co-investigator A. Nadav)

October 2013: Breakthrough, article by Gary Stern, in latinas now/making us proud, Latina Magazine, October 5th, 2013
Feb. 2013 A scientific star, Article by Gary Stern in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

In July 2012 I was one of 96 scientists and engineers to receive a PECASE (Presidentail Early Caree Award for Scientists and Engineers) Award from the White House:
White House Press Release
SFSU coverage
SFSU press release
NSF press release

I was recently selected as "Emerging Scholar" by Diverse Magazine. The article can be found in the January 2012 issue of the magazine (page 20). A related article appeared on January 5th on the SFSU website, and on the Florida State University Mathematics Department Newsletter [pdf].
Using math to untangle DNA [pdf], College of Science and Engineering InterSCI magazine 2011

NSF CAREER grant helps mathematician unravel DNA puzzle SFSU Press Release

SACNAS podcast

Upcoming Talks

Plenary Talk
Undergraduate Research COnference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics
November 16-17, 2013
NIMBioS, Knoxville, TN

Entanglement in Biology, how nature controls the topology of proteins and DNA
November 17-22, 2013
BIRS, Banff, Canada

Topological Structures in Computational Biology

December 9-13, 2013
IMA, Minneapolis MN

Other Events

Low-dimensional topology: introduction and open problems
Session organizer with Dagan Karp
San Antonio, TX

July 2013
MSRI, Berkeley

Keynote Address
Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day
April 20, 2013
University of Texas at Austin

Biology Colloquium
San Francisco State University
April 2013

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

School on Knot Theory and 3-manifolds
December 2012
CIMAT, Mexico

Mathematics Department, UC Berkeley
November 8, 2012

November 3, 2013
UC Berkeley

Keynote Lecture
Modern Math Workshop
October 10-11, 2012
Seattle WA

Topological aspects of DNA function and protein folding
Newton Institute
September 2012
Cambridge UK

Workshop on DNA reactions or DNA Chromosome Dynamics
September 2013
Woodshole MA

Plenary Talk  [link to the slides]
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (SIAM-LS 2012)
August 7-10, 2012
San Diego, CA

Special Session on Knotting in Linear and Ring Polymer Models(#1078)
AMS Spring Western Sectional Meeting
March 3-4, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii
Organizers: Tetsuo Deguchi, Ken Millett, Eric Rawdon, Mariel Vazquez

Connections for Women: Discrete Lattice Models in Mathematics, Physics, and Computing
MSRI Special Program on Random Spatial Processes

January 12-13, 2012
MSRI, Berkeley, CA

Convexity, Topology, Combinatorics, and Beyond 
Workshop in the honor of Luis Montejano
October 3-7, 2011
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
[Poster pdf]

DNA Unknotting and Unlinking
Mathematical Biology Seminar

UC Davis Mathematics Department

October 10, 2011

NIMBioS's third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics - Keynote Speaker [CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS]
October 21-22, 2011
University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, Tennessee

Modern Math Workshop - Keynote Speaker [
SACNAS National Conference
2011: Empowering Innovation and Synergy Through Diversity
October 27-30, 2011
San Jose, California

BaMBA 7: Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area
Saturday November 19, 2011; 9:00am-6:00pm
UCSF    (poster)

Workshop on Numerical Knots: Models and Simulations

8-9 June, 2011 at the

Mathematical Research Centre (CRM)  “Ennio De Giorgi”

Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa, Italy

DNA Knots

15-16 June, 2011 at the

Mathematical Research Centre (CRM)  “Ennio De Giorgi”

Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa, Italy

In conjunction with

The Intensive Research Period

May – July 2011


Special Session on Topological Problems in Molecular Biology

AMS Spring Central Sectional meeting

March 16-20th, 2011

Iowa City, IA
Organizers: Isabel Darcy, Stephen Levene, Jon Simon

Special Session on Measures of Entanglement of Macromolecules and Their 

Applications (#57A)
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Orleans
Organizers: Isabel Darcy, Ken Millett, Eric Rawdon, Mariel Vazquez

BaMBA 6: Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area
Saturday November 20th, 2010; 9:00am-6:00pm
Clark Center, Stanford University

Blackwell-Tapia Conference
Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)
November 5-6, 2010
MBI, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

SIAM mini-symposium on New Trends in Mathematical Biology
Saturday January 16th, 2010; 8:00am-11:00am
Joint Mathematics Meetings

Moscone Center, San Francisco
 Javier Arsuaga and Mariel Vazquez

Fong Symposium

SFSU math Department
April 2010
Speaker: Professor
 Gunnar Carlsson


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