IMA Postdoctoral Fellow
|December 2007||PhD in Applied Mathematics, Laboratory for Computation and Visualization in Mathematics and Mechanics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH|
|October 2004||MPhil in Cosmology, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK|
|March 2002||Laurea in Physics, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, IT|
My current research interest focuses on mathematical modelling for
biology, a research field at the frontier between mathematics, physics,
chemistry and biology. In particular, my experience is in the field of
theoretical and mathematical models for DNA.
I have been working on a path integral formalism to evaluate in an
efficient way DNA looping probability densities when DNA is described via
a continuum elastic rod model.
DNA looping is a simple and effective mechanisms characterizing and
essential to many cellular processes such as transcription and replication.
Previously, I have been working on the cosmological implications of brane-world models, in which our Universe is assumed to be a four dimensional membrane embedded in a higher dimensional spacetime.
|2003 - 2007||Linear algebra, I yr students in Computer Science and Engineering|
|2006||Mathematical Modelling of DNA, graduate students in Mathematics and Computer Science|
|2007||Analysis II, I yr students in Microengineering|
University of Minnesota|
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