Ermentrout's Research



Dr. Ermentrout is interested in the applications of nonlinear dynamics to biological problems. His main focus is in the area of mathematical neuroscience, where he tries to understand the patterns of activity in networks of neurons. Dr. Ermentrout models recurrent activity, waves, and oscillations in a variety of neural systems, including olfaction (sense of smell), rat whisker barrels, cortical slices, and working memory. He is also interested in problems from physiology, immunology, and cell biology, all of which he has modeled with students and postdocs.

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