Our guest on this edition of FOCUS In Sound is Dr. Laura Miller, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the principal investigator in the Mathematical Physiology Group at UNC. In 2006, Laura received the Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. That award calls for Candidates to draw from their training in a scientific field other than biology to propose innovative approaches to answer important questions in the biological sciences. Now if there was ever a recipient who personifies that concept, it’s Laura Miller. She works in a very specialized scientific niche called mathematical biology, combining approaches from mathematics, biology, and fluid dynamics to reveal some remarkable insights about the natural world.