Earlier this year, Professor Trachette Jackson received a $2.5M grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Her project “Multiscale Computational Models Guided By Emerging Cellular Dynamics Quantification For Predicting Optimum Immune Checkpoint And Targeted Therapy Schedules" is one of the largest single PI grants awarded to a UM Mathematician. In her project, she hopes to develop predictive methods for optimizing immunotherapy and targeted molecular therapies. This type of information would lead to a more robust understanding of the mechanisms that enable different drugs to work well together and improve the ability to combine promising anticancer agents for clinical trials. The recent LSA Magazine included a nice article on her work.