New College Student Selected for Summer Research Experience at National Institute

From NIMBios. org .  June 10, 2019

Knoxville, TN — The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is pleased to announce that Cassandra Azeredo-Tseng, a student in biochemistry and applied math at the New College of Florida, has been selected for its highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SRE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).

The NIMBioS SRE program runs for eight weeks, from June 4-July 26, and includes 18 undergraduates from universities across the United States. Participants receive free university apartment-style housing, a stipend of $4,500 and some support for travel to and from Knoxville. Participants work in teams with NIMBioS postdoctoral researchers and UT faculty on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. This year’s projects range from modeling the opioid epidemic, investigating climate change as a driver of change in human-wildlife interactions, understanding cell differentiation in cancer pathogenesis, and more. Full details about the NIMBioS SRE program and the complete list of this year’s participants can be found at

Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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