Math alumna continues collaboration with Professor Wallace
January 28, 2023
Frederika Rentzeperis ’20, now an MD/PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has continued collaborating with Professor Dorothy Wallace on two recently published articles in Mathematical Biosciences and Applied Mathematical Modelling. Rentzeperis did her senior honors thesis work under the guidance of Professor Wallace, and in 2020 participated in Dartmouth’s Mathematical Oncology DSP at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Professor Wallace led the program, which offered students opportunities to learn how to combine math, biology, evolutionary principles, and computer modeling while exploring oncology research. “One of our papers from 2022 has coauthors from the Moffitt collaboration/DSP and I still work remotely with some of the people there,” Rentzeperis says. She also did undergraduate research at Dartmouth, conducting in silico trials related to prostate cancer growth and also laboratory research to investigate glioblastoma metastasis and proliferation. After receiving her degree in Mathematics and Biology, she became a researcher in the NIH Postbac IRTA program before starting at Icahn.