Allison Cruikshank Research Teaching CV

About Me

I am a first-year PhD student in mathematics at Duke. Previously, I was an undergraduate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I am interested in mathematical biology. My goal is to help further our understanding of biological systems by using tools from mathematical modeling including dynamical systems and numerical simulation. There are still many questions that need to be answered for the human body. I plan to obtain a career in industry working in phamaceutical or biotechnology based companies.

I grew up Columbus, Nebraska and graduated from a high school in Lincoln, Nebraska. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my family.

Office: Gross Hall 304



I am interested using mathematical methods to model human physiological processes.


  1. [2022] Madison Albert, Allison Cruikshank, Kausik Das, Luoding Zhu, Jared Barber. "Image Digitization and Calculation of forces for osteocyte viscoelastic networks". Mathematics Exchange. Submitted.

  2. [2022] Archer Harrold*, Allison Cruikshank*, Bryan Penas, Rebecca Roston. "Introducing High School Biology Students to Biochemistry with a Short, Content-Oriented Intervention. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education". Under Revision. * indicates equal author contribution.


Course Title Term Role
Math 111L Calculus 1 Fall 2022 Instructor of Record
Math 111L Calculus 1 Lab Fall 2021 Teaching Assistant