Dr. Massey is the unofficial MNO lab historian. She earned her PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, advised by Dr. Swanson, in December 2016. Long fascinated with biology and passionate about solving mathematical problems, Susan was torn between choosing which direction to pursue before learning late in her undergraduate studies that these interests could be combined synergistically. She has a broad interest in many biological areas but has particularly focused on cellular interactions in tissue environments and the impact of these interactions on health and disease states. Mathematically, she is experienced in creating mechanistic differential equation models, parameter sensivity analysis, and quantitative data analysis.
Dr. Massey maintains her own personal website with links to her CV, google scholar profile, github repositories, upcoming events she’ll be attending, and more: https:://scmassey.github.io (to be replaced with www.drmathy.org)