Research Interests and Teaching
Mathematical aspects of cell biology and neuroscience
Normal and pathological calcium signaling pathways in the heart
Modeling gene regulatory networks using chemical reaction network theory
- Computational neuroscience of thalamus and basal ganglia
- Application of product graphs to the analysis of superposed Markov chain models of signaling complexes
While my research is mathematical and computational in nature, I am a life scientist—a biologist who is applying mathematical and computational approaches to problems in cellular physiology.
Mathematics is important for the life scientist because math is the language of all theoretical science, the biological as well as the physical.
My educational activities are designed to encourage students and colleagues to think quantitatively about biological problems.
- Mathematical and Computational Methods (APSC 607) Fall 2020
- Computational Neuroscience (APSC 450) Spring 2018-2020
- Cellular Biophysics and Modeling (APSC 351) every Fall except 2020 and 21.
- Matroid Theory: The Value of Abstraction (APSC 490/791) Spring 2016
- Networks in Systems Biology (APSC 490/791) Spring 2016
- Mathematical Physiology (APSC 751/2) in alternate years