My work focuses on developing mathematical and computational approaches for studying the dynamics of neurons and neuronal networks and the mechanisms underlying plasticity due to development, learning, trauma or disease. I also contribute to an international effort to promote reproducibility, model sharing and community-based collaborative model development in computational neuroscience research.
I earned my PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Maryland at College Park. My dissertation research was performed at the Mathematical Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health under Director Dr. John Rinzel. The work focused on the development of coupled oscillator models for representing cortical dynamics and was supervised by Dr. Bard Ermentrout at the University of Pittsburgh.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, I held a postdoctoral appointment at the Center for Computational Biology at Montana State University with Dr. John Miller and Dr. Gwen Jacobs where I performed joint work in neurophysiology, mathematical modeling and neuroinformatics.