Rosemary Braun

External Professor

Rosemary Braun is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences, Applied Math, and Physics at Northwestern University, as well as an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.  Driven by a desire to understand how living systems self organize across scales, she conducts research at the interface between mathematics and biology.  Her computational laboratory develops novel machine-learning methods for the statistical analysis of high-dimensional data; graph-theoretic approaches to describe the behavior of interaction networks; and dynamical simulations to model how cellular processes are coordinated in time. She collaborates extensively to apply these methods to diverse biological processes, including development, sleep, and cancer.  A physicist by training, Rosemary obtained her BSc in Physics from SUNY Stony Brook and Ph.D. in Physics from from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004.  Following her PhD, she obtained an MPH in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University and was a Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NIH).  Today she serves on the leadership of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University.