External News - Christine Heitsch Awarded UIUC Department of Mathematics Alumni Awards
Christine Heitsch was recently awarded the UIUC Alumni Achievement Award.
The UIUC Alumni Achievement Award is given to alumni who, by outstanding achievement, have demonstrated the value derived from a mathematics education (BS, MS, or PhD). Nominees may qualify for outstanding professional achievement; cumulative performance through the years; or recent acknowledgement by community or professional peers.
From the award website:
BS Mathematics (with Highest Distinction and Magna Cum Laude) 1994
Christine Heitsch is a Professor in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology and is Director of the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB), an NSF-Simons Research Center for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems. She received her PhD from University of California Berkeley in 2000. During her trail-blazing career she has leveraged mathematics, especially combinatorics, to understand the role and function of RNA in biological systems. Read more about Christine Heitsch.