Prof. Dr. Heather A. Harrington

Prof. Dr. Heather A. Harrington

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1984 in Massachusetts, USA. Studied applied mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduated summa cum laude in 2006. Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London 2010. Postdoctoral research in theoretical systems biology at Imperial College London from 2010 to 2013, Hooke Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute at Oxford, an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and a Junior Research Fellow at St. Cross College, Oxford. Associate Professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at Oxford 2017. Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics as an Associate Group Leader and Professor of Mathematics 2020. Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford. Director at the MPI-CBG and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden from October 2023.

Research Interests

Applied algebra, dynamical systems, networks, topological data analysis, and systems biology. Developing mathematical approaches to study problems in the natural and medical sciences.

Selected Awards

Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2020
Adams Prize from the University of Cambridge 2019
Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society in 2018
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