Upcoming Postdoc Seminars

All seminars will be held in the MBI Lecture Hall - Jennings Hall, Room 355 - unless otherwise noted.

April 23, 2015 10:20 - 11:15AM

In this talk, I will describe a recent mathematical model that predicts the formation of a plaque as a function of the combined levels of (LDL, HDL) in the blood. The cholesterol levels in the blood reveal the risk of plaque growth in the artery. The model is given by a system of partial differential equations within the plaque. I will also briefly talk about some ongoing projects about aneurysm and red blood cell aggregation, which would have some potential blood biomarkers for diagnosis of AAA.

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May 07, 2015 10:20 - 11:15AM

Abstract Not Submitted

May 14, 2015 10:20 - 11:15AM

During forward swimming, pairs of crayfish swimmerets (limbs) exhibit a robust pattern, moving rhythmically in a back to front metachronal wave with neighbors delayed by approximately 25% of the period. We study the mechanism responsible for this coordinated limb behavior using a model which represents the underlying neural circuitry as a chain of coupled oscillators. Previous modeling efforts have only considered the effects of nearest neighbor coupling, ignoring the presence of longer range connections in the system.

In this talk, we address how long-range coupling affects this mechanism, using an oscillator chain whose architecture reflects the known neural circuitry in the swimmeret system. Results from analytical arguments and numerical simulations indicate that long-range coupling tends to speed up the metachronal wave, and we suggest that this may maximize swimming efficiency.

Upcoming Visitor Seminars

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April 21, 2015 10:20 - 11:10AM
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May 05, 2015 10:20 - 11:10AM
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May 12, 2015 10:20 - 11:10AM
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May 19, 2015 10:20 - 11:10AM
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upcoming special seminars