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Mariel Vazquez is a professor of mathematics and of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Davis. She is faculty director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science.
Vazquez’s research lies at the intersection of mathematics, polymer physics and molecular biology. She studies the topology of DNA (how DNA strands are looped and knotted) and chromosomal aberrations and cancer.
Expertise: DNA topology, chromosomal causes of cancer, mathematics, polymer physics, diversity in STEM
Location: Davis, Calif.
Phone: (530) 754-0383
Heard on ‘The Shape of DNA- Numberphile’
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