Mariel Vazquez
Published March 14, 2016
Updated April 2, 2021

Mariel Vazquez is a professor of Microbiology, Mathematics, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Davis. She is an expert on the topology of DNA, or how DNA strands are looped and knotted. She uses mathematical tools to understand it’s tangled structure.

Vazquez is the 2012 recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and has served on the Advisory Board at the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).

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Professor of Microbiology, Mathematics, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Davis. 

Location: Davis, CA

Contact Information:

Phone: (415) 205- 7096 (cell)

Email: mrlvazquez@ucdavis.edu

Heard on ‘The Shape of DNA- Numberphile’


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