G. Bard Ermentrout Distinguished University Professor



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Contact
502 Thackeray
Phone: 412-624-8324
Complex Biological Systems
Mathematical Biology

Biography

I am interested in the applications of nonlinear dynamics to biological problems. My main focus is in the area of mathematical neuroscience where I try to understand the patterns of activity in networks of neurons. I model recurrent activity, waves, and oscillations in a variety of neural systems including olfaction (sense of smell), rat whisker barrels, cortical slices, and working memory.  I am also interested in problems from physiology, immunology, and cell biology all of which I have modeled with students and postdocs.

Education

PhD, University of Chicago