Prudence is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Mathematical Sciences with a
Biophysics and Bioinformatics focus at the University of Rhode Island. She
also completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minors in Computer
Science, Sociology and Film Studies at the University of Rhode Island.
Ph.D. studies are under the guidance of Professors Yana Reshetnyak and Oleg
Andreev of the Division of Biological and Medical Physics in the Department of
Physics at the University of Rhode Island. Cynthia's research
incorporates protein-protein interaction, computational modeling, and
bioinformatics. She is currently investigating the formation of the actomyosin
complex to further understand the generation of force and the directionality of
movement for this system.
has presented work at various conferences in the United States and abroad.
She was a Sloan Research Fellow (2008--2009) and is a multiple awardee of
the New England Board of Higher Education Fellowship (Spring 2005 - 2006,
Spring 2007 - 2008, Spring 2010 - Spring 2011).