New NSF Grant - Jonathan Rubin

Friday, August 21, 2020

Grant Title - Emergence and Coordination of Rhythmic Activity in Respiratory Neurons and Networks

Rubin has recently been funded by the US National Science Foundation (award DMS 1951095) for the proposal “Emergence and coordination of rhythmic activity in respiratory neurons and networks”, for the period of 8/1/2020-7/31/2023.  This award will support the study of mathematical issues involved in how the brain produces the rhythmic outputs needed for breathing.  For example, much neural activity occurs on millisecond timescales, but respiratory rhythms have periods closer to a full second, and this project will investigate how fast processes lead to slow rhythms.  It will also explore ways that ideas from graph theory and dynamical systems can be used to understand organized neural dynamics.  The work will lead to predictions that will be tested by experimental collaborators.