Mathematical modeling and dynamic systems analysis of neuronal circuits and biological networks

Horacio G. Rotstein (he/him/his)

Yes, I used to have hair


Federated Department of Biological Sciences Rutgers University / NJIT

Graduate Faculty Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience CMBN - Rutgers University

Core Faculty Institute for Brain and Neuroscience Research IBNR - NJIT

Corresponding Investigator National Scientific and Technical Research Council CONICET - Argentina


    Research Interests
The primary interest of my group is the understanding of the mechanisms of generation of neuronal rhythmic oscillations in various areas of the brain (e.g., hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, prefrontal cortex, striatum, olfactory bulb) and how this results from the cooperative activity of the dynamic and biophysical properties of the participating neurons, the synaptic connectivity and the network topology. A primary focus of this research is the study of the effects that single cell and network resonances (emergent properties resulting from the interaction between neurons/networks and oscillatory inputs) affect the generation of network oscillations. We use and develop mathematical models, dynamical systems tools and numerical simulations.

Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience

Biophysical Mechanisms of Generation of Brain Rhythms

Dynamical Systems / Nonlinear Dynamics

Data Analysis and parameter estimation

Systems Biology

Oscillations in Chemical, Biological, and other Systems



    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits - Albert Einstein



Office address:

        Horacio G. Rotstein
	Department of Biological Sciences
        New Jersey Institute of Technology
        University Heights
        Newark, NJ, 07102, USA.

        tel: (1-973) 596-8460
        fax: (1-973) 596-5591

E-mail: horacio (at/arroba/strudel)njit(dot/punto/nekuda)edu



Guest Editor

NSF DBI 1820631 Workshop: Present and Future Theoretical Frameworks in Neuroscience

NSF DMS 1715808 (Mathematical Biology) - The role of neuronal ionic current correlations on network activity

CRCNS NSF DMS 1608077 Network Resonance: Revealing the Neuronal Mechanisms

NSF DMS 1313861 (Mathematical Biology) - Mechanisms of frequency preference in neurons and networks: biophysics and dynamics

NIH NINDS R56NS085330 Ionic conductance correlations tune neuronal network activity to natural inputs

NSF DMS 0817241 (Mathematical Biology) - rhythmic oscillations in the entorhino-hippocampal system: biophysics and dynamics

Neuronal Oscillations Journal Club (modeling, computations, experiments & data analysis)

Neuronal Oscillations Collective (NYC area)

Courses and Seminars

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