Mathematicians Steve Shkoller and Mariel Vazquez Elected AMS Fellows

Mariel Vazquez

Two UC Davis mathematicians have been recognized for their notable contributions to mathematics and to the profession. 

Steve ShkollerSteve Shkoller, professor of mathematics, and Mariel Vazquez, professor of mathematics and microbiology and molecular genetics, are among 52 scientists elected to the 2020 class of fellows for the American Mathematical Society. The new fellows will be honored at the Joint Mathematics Meeting held January 15–18, 2020, in Denver.

Shkoller was recognized for contributions to nonlinear partial differential equations, fluid dynamics and free-boundary problems. His research interests include mathematical analysis of water waves. 

Vazquez was honored for contributions in research and outreach at the interface of topology and molecular biology, and for service to the mathematical community, in particular to underrepresented groups. Vazquez’s research uses mathematical topology to explore fundamental questions about DNA structure and function. She is also faculty director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science, or CAMPOS.

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