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Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Mathematician
Math Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Mauve, Deep Purple
Favorite Food:
Southern Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
No matter how far the river flows, it never forgets it's source.

Birthplace

Born:
7/24/1972
Birth Location:
Monroe, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Mathematician
Math Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Mauve, Deep Purple
Favorite Food:
Southern Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
No matter how far the river flows, it never forgets it's source.

Birthplace

Born:
7/24/1972
Birth Location:
Monroe
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Biography

Mathematician and professor of mathematics Trachette Jackson was born on July 24, 1972. She attended a large public high school and spent her summers at a math-science honors program hosted by Arizona State University where she developed her passion for mathematics. Jackson was an excellent student and graduated in the top twenty of her class. In 1994, she received her B.S. degree in mathematics from Arizona State University. Jackson earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Her Ph.D. thesis was entitled “Mathematical Models in Two-Step Cancer Chemotherapy.” She completed postdoctoral positions with the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota, and at Duke University.

In 2000, Jackson joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in the mathematics department. She was promoted to associate professor in 2003. In 2006, Jackson was appointed as the co-principal investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded University of Michigan SUBMERGE (Supplying Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics Education Research Group Experiences) program. SUBMERGE is an interdisciplinary program in math and biology that exposes undergraduates to experimental biology within mathematical modeling and gives exposure to quantitative analysis in biology courses. In 2008, she became a full professor in Michigan’s mathematics department. Jackson is the co-founder, and is the co-director, of the the Mathematics Biology Research Group (MBRG). The group organizes lectures, conferences, and workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, among other activities. The main focus of her research in mathematical oncology is combining mathematical modeling and in vivo tumor vascularization to gain deeper understanding of tumor growth and the vascular structure of molecular, cellular and tissue levels.

Jackson has published numerous papers on the subject of mathematical oncology and her work has received international attention. In 2008, Jackson served as senior editor for the academic journal, Cancer Research, and has reviewed articles for the Journal of Mathematical Biology and the National Academy of Sciences. Jackson has received many awards including the Blackwell Tapia Award (2010) and the Arizona State University's Medallion of Merit Award. Trachette Jackson is married to Patrick Nelson and they have two sons, Joshua and Noah.

Trachette Jackson was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 10/22/2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Trachette Jackson slates the interview and shares her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Trachette Jackson talks about her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Trachette Jackson talks about her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Trachette Jackson talks about her parents and siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Trachette Jackson talks about her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Trachette Jackson talks about her experiences growing up with her family who moved a lot
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Trachette Jackson talks about growing up in Italy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Trachette Jackson talks about her teenage years and academic interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Trachette Jackson shares her experience as a minority in the academic setting
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Trachette Jackson talks about her high school experience
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Trachette Jackson talks about her experience at Arizona State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Trachette Jackson talks about her college experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Trachette Jackson talks about her graduate school experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Trachette Jackson talks about her doctoral research at the University of Washington
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Trachette Jackson talks about her husband, son and her post-doctoral experience at the University of Minnesota
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Trachette Jackson talks about her post-doctoral research at Duke University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Trachette Jackson talks about her career at the University of Michigan
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Trachette Jackson talks about the focus of her career research
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Trachette Jackson describes how she spends her work day
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Trachette Jackson talks about the SUBMERGE Program at the University of Michigan
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Trachette Jackson talks about her CCMB Pilot Grant funding
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Trachette Jackson talks about the SIAM association and her professional activities
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Trachette Jackson talks about her professional activities and reflects on her career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Trachette Jackson reflects on the impact of her career and talks about her hopes and concerns for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Trachette Jackson talks about her family and how she would like to be remembered