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Dr. David Gammack
Director, Honors Program; Associate Professor of Mathematics
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall
(703) 284-1686

Academic Credentials

B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., University of Surrey
PGCE, Roehampton Institute
Teaching Areas:
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics Seminar
Research Interests:
  • root hair development in Arabidopsis Thaliana
  • axon growth
  • what to do if Zombies attack
Dr. David Gammack joined Marymount’s Mathematics Department in August 2008. He also taught a course, “CSI Marymount,” for the First-Year Seminar DISCOVER 101.

For the past few years, Dr. Gammack has been active in undergraduate Math/Bio research and encourages any student interested in doing a math/computer simulation project to contact him. Current research projects include root hair development in Arabidopsis Thaliana, axon growth, what to do if Zombies attack.

After his Ph.D., Dr. Gammack completed post-doctoral work at the University of Nottingham where he developed mathematical models to study the effects of the p53-gene on tumor growth. Following this, he worked for two years at the University of Michigan Medical School examining the immune response to tuberculosis infection via a variety of mathematical/computational techniques. From 2003 to 2008, he taught in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Gammack is a member of the MAA (Mathematics Association of America), SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) and SMB (Society for Mathematical Biology).