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White Appointed Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Clarkson University

Diana White has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Clarkson University.

Diana WhiteShe received her bachelor of science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she earned a joint honors in mathematics and physics. Both her master of science and her Ph.D. in applied mathematics are from the University of Alberta (U of A).

Before coming to this position, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Institut de Mathematiques de Marseille, Universite d'Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France. Her research involved mathematical modeling of the effects of chemotherapy drugs on microtubule dynamic instability. Prior to that, she was a researcher at the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology at the U of A in Canada, and an apprentice at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Lab.

She has teaching experience as a calculus instructor at the University of Alberta. From 2007-2011, she was group leader for the SNAP Math Fair (Student-centered, Non-competitive, All-inclusive, and Problem-based) at the U of A.

In 2015, she was the poster prize winner at the International Micro and Macro Systems in Life Sciences Conference in Bedlewo, Poland. In addition to other poster prizes and a travel award, her recognition includes the best talk at the 8th Annual Canadian Young Researchers Conference at the University of Calgary and receiving the Faculty of Graduate Sciences and Research Graduate Student Teaching Award from the University of Alberta.

White has been lead author and co-author for numerous professional publications focusing on topics in health and biology. She also has made many oral presentations in France, Canada, and the United States. She speaks on issues in mathematical biology, such as the challenges of mathematics in oncology and the biology of cancer.

She has been an active mentor and volunteer. Her activities include serving as the organizer for the Mathematical Biology Weekly Journal Club, and an activity leader/role model at various Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST) conferences, at the U of A. Among other pursuits, she was president of Graduate at Alberta Mathematics Etc., the mathematics graduate student group at the U of A.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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