Trachette Jackson2017-10-12T18:42:36-04:00

Trachette Jackson

Cancer Modeling Mathematician

“Once I found out math had the power and potential to address the world’s most pressing problems, it made me vigorously pursue a career in math.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan known for her work in mathematical oncology
  • Uses mathematical models to study cancerous tumors – how their blood vessels form and grow, and how cancer treatments can attack with fewer side effects
  • Serves as a senior editor for the academic journal Cancer Research
  • Became encouraged to study math once she learned it had the power to address the world’s most pressing problems

STEM Gems Club

Is a career as a Cancer Modeling Mathematician in your future? For years, math research has aided in the treatment of cancer, but it did not become a driving force in its diagnosis and treatment until passionate researchers like STEM Gem Trachette Jackson made computational cancer modeling their full-time job. Watch one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.