Kathleen M. Storey

University of Minnesota

I earned a BA in Mathematics from Carleton College in 2012 and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 2018, under the direction of Jasmine Foo. In Fall 2018, I start as a post-doctoral assistant professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Michigan.


I study the evolution of cancer using mathematical modeling. In particular, I use stochastic processes to model the process of cancer initiation from healthy tissue to invasive cancer in a spatially structured environment. I also study the evolution of drug resistance in Glioblastoma, and particularly the role of MGMT methylation, in order to determine optimal treatment strategies. Another current topic of interest is the use of oncolytic viral therapy to treat cancer and the dynamics involved in the immune response to this treatment. My publications are listed below.



I have a research assistantship for Fall 2017, so I am not teaching currently, but the courses I have taught previously at the University of Minnesota are listed below.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • 1271 Calculus I, Fall 2016
  • 1271 Calculus I, Spring 2016
  • 1272 Calculus II, Summer 2014
  • 1272 Calculus II, Spring 2014
  • 2243 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Fall 2013
  • 3283W Sequences, Series, and Foundations, Spring 2013
  • 1271 Calculus I, Fall 2012


Here is my CV (updated 11/29/17).