I am a fifth year PhD student in mathematics at the University of Minnesota. I graduated from the University of North Dakota in May 2013 with a degree in Mathematics and a Secondary Education Certification.
TA for Math 2243: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
I am currently working with Dr. Carme Calderer on a project that aims to understand the packing of DNA within a virus. We use the theories of nonlinear elasticity and liquid crystals to study and model how a strand of DNA of over 200 times the size of its container can be packed tightly and efficiently within a virus.