Christine E. Heitsch
Associate Professor
School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology

I graduated with a Ph.D. in mathematics from Berkeley, and happily spent four years in the Champaign-Urbana cornfields as a UIUC undergraduate. In retrospect, it seems significant that I was a biology major my first two years of college, but finished with a degree in mathematics. Similarly, the fact that my research interests lie at the intersection of the mathematical, computational, and biological sciences might be surmized from my postgraduate institutional affiliations. Prior to my BWF CASI award, I was a postdoc in computational biology at Madison and in theoretical computer science and bioinformatics at UBC.

In the fall of 2004, I spent five weeks at Duke's Department of Mathematics where I gave a series of invited lectures on Mathematical and Computational Biology: A Combinatorial Approach to Single-Stranded Nucleotide Sequences. At the same time, I was involved in setting up the BACTER Institute at Madison, proving that you can be two places at once, if you just work hard enough.

C. E. Heitsch
Last significant modification 21.08.06