**Date** |
**Speaker and Title** |
**Host** |

January 26***** |
**Sara Del Valle, ** Los Alamos National Laboratory
Unleashing Virtual Plagues in Real Cities
*****Thursday 4pm
| V. Matveev |

January 30***** |
**Kunj Patel and Jonathan Lansey **
(UBM Program)
*****Monday 11:30am
Dept of Math Sciences, NJIT and Federated Dept of Biological Sciences, Rutgers-Newark
Deja Vu Communities and Spatial Dynamics of Frontiers of Competing Plant Species
**Diana Martinez, Matt Malej and Angelie Mascarinas **
(UBM Program)
*****Monday 12:15pm
Dept of Math Sciences, NJIT and Federated Dept of Biological Sciences, Rutgers-Newark
Using Experimental Methods and Mathematical
Modeling to Determine the Position of Gap Junctional Coupling Between Two
Neurons.
| A. Bose |

February 6***** |
**Paul Atzberger, **
Department of Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method
Incorporating Thermal Fluctuations : Toward
Modeling Cellular Micromechanics
*****Monday 11:30am
| V. Matveev |

February 7 |
**Alex Proekt, **
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Predicting the Environment from CNS Dynamics
| V. Matveev |

February 8***** |
**Horacio Rotstein, **
Center for Biodynamics & Department of Mathematics, Boston University
Subthreshold oscillations and the onset of spikes in entorhinal cortex
stellate cells: a dynamical systems approach.
*****Wednesday 11:30am
| A. Bose |

February 9***** |
**Rodica Curtu, **
Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Dynamical Characteristics Common to Neuronal Competition
Models
*****Thursday 4:00pm
| A. Bose |

February 16***** |
**Robert Clewley, **
Department of Mathematics, Cornell University
Reduced biophysical models that explore the roles of electrical coupling between neurons
*****Thursday 4pm
| V. Matveev |

February 21 |
No seminar:
Biophysical Society 50th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah (Feb 18-22)
| |

February 28 |
**Evelyn Sander, **
Department of Math Sciences, George Mason University
Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity in Epileptic Seizures
| V. Matveev |

March 7 |
**Usman W. Roshan, **
Computer Science Department, NJIT
Boosting phylogeny reconstruction using Recursive-Iterative-DCM3
| V. Matveev |

March 14 |
No seminar: Spring Break (March 11 - March 19)
| |

March 21 |
**Kevin K. Lin, **
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Entrainment and chaos in pulse-driven oscillators
| V. Matveev |

March 28 |
**Ning Qian, **
Center for Neurobiology & Behavior and the Mahoney Center for Brain & Behavior Research, Columbia University
An Optimization Principle for Determining Movement Duration
| V. Matveev |

April 4 |
**Eric Shea-Brown, **Courant Institute and the Center for Neural Science, NYU
How architecture restricts spiking patterns in phase oscillator networks.
| V. Matveev |

April 11 |
**Kevin Hall, **
Laboratory for Biological Modeling, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Computational model of human energy metabolism and the regulation of body weight
| V. Matveev |

April 18 |
**Boyce Griffith, **
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Adaptive immersed boundary methods for simulating cardiac
blood-muscle-valve mechanics and electrophysiology
| S. Wang |

April 25 |
**Carol Venanzi, ** Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science, NJIT
Mathematical Modeling of Drugs to Treat Cocaine Abuse
| V. Matveev |

May 2 |
**Sorinel Oprisan, ** Dept of Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston
A computational model of dopamine neuron
| F. Nadim |