Dr. Alexandria Volkening is an NSF-Simons Fellow in the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University. Before joining Northwestern, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University for two years. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Brown University with Bjorn Sandstede and her B.S. in Math at UMBC.
When she's not studying how patterns form on fish, she develops mathematical models to explain self-organization in a range of different applications in biology and social science, spanning pedestrian crowd movement to intracellular dynamics in neurons.