Student mentoring highlights: Summer Research in Computational Neuroscience Unites Student Interests, Disciplines, The College Today

Mentored Students

Students who worked in my lab

  1. Xandre Clementsmith, Computer Science major (2017)
  2. Kyle Sheeley, Computer Science major (2017)
  3. Jessica Helms, Physics & Astronomy major (2016-2018)
  4. Julia Imperatore, Physics & Astronomy major (2016-2017)
  5. Ariane McKiernan, Physics & Astronomy major (2015-2016)
  6. Tristan Aft, Physics & Astronomy major (2015-2018)
  7. Aaron Blotnick, Biology major (2015)
  8. Dave Austin, Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy major (2015-2018)
  9. Lindsay Marie Evans, Psychology and Computer Science major (2015)
  10. Fraley D Lincoln, Physics and Computer Science major (2015-2016)
  11. Kelsey Marie Vollmer, Biology major (2014-2015)
  12. Avery Cole, Biology major (2014-2015)
  13. Garrett Arnhold, Physics major from Edmonds College, WA (2014)
  14. Tevin Proctor, Biology major (2014)
  15. Derek R Tuck, Physics major (2013-2014)
  16. Davy C Vanderweyen, Physics major & Neuroscience Minor (2012-2014)
  17. Patrick E Lynn, Computer Science major (2012-2014)
  18. Timothy Hayward, Physics major (2012)
  19. Derek N Novo, Physics major (2012-2014), Graduate student at Columbia University, New York
  20. Raidt Robert, Physics major & Honors College (2010-2013), MD student at Medical University of South Carolina
  21. Christopher Hipp, Physics major (2011)
  22. Jack H Wilson, Psychology & Neuroscience Minor (2011-2012), PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Syracuse University
  23. Andrew Smith, Physics major (2010,2011), PhD at Clemson University
  24. Klein Corey, Biology major (2010), Physical Therapist, Heritage Healthcare Inc.
  25. Sztokman Nicole, Biology major (2010), Program Coordinator at Medical University of South Carolina
  26. Dix Steven, Computer Science major (2009-2010), Software Developer at Amazon Greater Seattle Area
  27. Gillespie Anna, Physics major (2009), Physical science teacher
  28. Moore Fletcher Brandy, Physics major (2009), Medical School at USC.
  29. Baer Matthew David, Computer Science major (2008), Defense industry, New York
  30. Marvin Chris, Chemistry major (2008), PhD in Chemistry from University of Pittsburg
  31. New Natasha, Physics major (2008), PhD in Neuroscience from Medical University of South Carolina
  32. Pellicoro Luca, Discovery Informatics (2007), Software Engineer at Hipmunk, San Francisco, California
  33. Romaero Katalina, Biology major (2008), PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard University, Postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School
  34. Holthaus Katy, Biology major (2007), Statistical and Research Analyst, Medical University of South Carolina
  35. Christian Boutan, Physics major (2005-2006), PhD in Physics from Washington State University

Honors and Awards received by students from my Lab

  1. Lynn E Patrick, Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2015.
  2. Vollmer M Kelsey, Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society, April, 2015.
  3. Derek N Novo, Horatio Hughes Summer Research Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2014.
  4. Davy C Vanderweyen, Outstanding Graduate Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2014.
  5. Davy C Vanderweyen, Departmental Honors Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2014.
  6. Derek N Novo, Phi Kappa Phi Research Award for Honors College Bachelor's Essay in computational neuroscience, April, 2014.
  7. Robert Raidt, Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April 19, 2012.
  8. Robert Raidt, Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society, April 14, 2012.
  9. Robert Raidt, American Association for the Advancement of Science Award to the Outstanding Male Undergraduate Scientist, April 14, 2012.
  10. Fletcher Brandy Moore, Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston and Clemson Chapters of Sigma Xi- The Scientific Research Society,April, 2009.


Students Research Projects

2017

Tristan Aft

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Tristan's results:

  1. Numerical modeling of hippocampal lesions and their effect on interval timing, HHMI Summer Research Fellowship
  2. Oprisan SA, Aft T*, Buhusi CV, Buhusi M (2017) Time perception shift due to hippocampus lesions – a mathematical perspective, Journal of Theoretical Biology (submitted)
  3. Aft T*, Oprisan SA, M. Buhusi, and CV Buhusi, Scalar timing in memory: A temporal map in the hippocampus? 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 11-15, 2017
  4. Oprisan SA, Aft T*, M. Buhusi, and CV Buhusi, Modeling hippocampus lesions effects on interval timing, 26th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, July 15-20, 2017
  5. Oprisan SA, Aft T*, M. Buhusi, and CV Buhusi, Computational modeling of hippocampus lesions during time perception, 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience, Boulder CO, May 30—June 2, 2017

Dave Austin

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Dave's results:

  1. Recursive resetting in neural networks, HHMI Summer Research Fellowship
  2. Oprisan SA and Austin DI*(2017) A Generalized Phase Resetting Method for Phase-Locked Modes Prediction, PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174304. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174304 (IF 3.057).
  3. Oprisan SA and Austin D*, Phase-locked mode prediction with generalized phase response curve, BMC Neuroscience 2017, 18(Suppl 1):P9
  4. Oprisan SA and Austin D*, Predicting phase-locked modes with the generalized phase response curve, 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience, Boulder CO, May 30—June 2, 2017
  5. Oprisan SA and Austin D*, Phase-locked mode prediction with generalized phase response curve, 26th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, July 15-20, 2017
  6. Austin D* and Oprisan SA, A generalized phase response curve method for predicting the phase-locked mode of neural networks, 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 11-15, 2017

Kyle Sheeley

Undergraduate Computer Science major from C of C. Kyle's results:

  1. Parallel computing using GPUs, HHMI Summer Research Fellowship

Jessica Helms

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Jessica's results:

  1. Optogenertic measures of changes in prefrointal cortex activity due to cocaine, Summer Research Grant, Physics and Astronomy Department
  2. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A (2017) Low-dimensional attractor of neural activity in optogenetic mice under amphetamines, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (submitted)
  3. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Jessica H*, Tompa T, and Lavin, Reconstructed attractors from optogenetics experiments, BMC Neuroscience 2017, 18(Suppl 1):P145
  4. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Helms J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Phase space reconstruction of optogenetic data using delay embedding, 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 11-15, 2017
  5. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Helms J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Reconstructed attractors from optogenetics experiments, 26th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, July 15-20, 2017
  6. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Helms J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Nonlinear dynamics analysis of optogenetic data, 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience, Boulder CO, May 30—June 2, 2017

Juila Imperatore

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Julia's results:

  1. Optogenertic measures of changes in prefrointal cortex activity due to cocaine, Summer Research Grant, Dean's Award from the School of Sciences and Mathematics
  2. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A (2017) Low-dimensional attractor of neural activity in optogenetic mice under amphetamines, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (submitted)
  3. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Jessica H*, Tompa T, and Lavin, Reconstructed attractors from optogenetics experiments, BMC Neuroscience 2017, 18(Suppl 1):P145
  4. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Helms J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Phase space reconstruction of optogenetic data using delay embedding, 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 11-15, 2017
  5. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Helms J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Reconstructed attractors from optogenetics experiments, 26th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, July 15-20, 2017
  6. Oprisan SA, Imperatore J*, Helms J*, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Nonlinear dynamics analysis of optogenetic data, 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience, Boulder CO, May 30—June 2, 2017

2016

Tristan Aft

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Tristan's results:

  1. Nonlinear effects in time perception modeled with a realistic cortico-striatal network, HHMI Summer Research Fellowship
  2. Aft T*, Oprisan SA, and Buhusi CV, Modeling of Perceived Duration Shifts due to Cortical Lesions, Neuropalooza, February 10, 2017
  3. Aft T*, Oprisan SA, and Buhusi CV, Modeling of Perceived Duration Shifts Due to Hippocampal Lesions, Meet & Greet MUSC Neuroscience Institute, August 25, 2016
  4. Aft T*, Oprisan SA, and Buhusi CV, Modeling of Perceived Duration Shifts Due to Hippocampal Lesions, Celebrating Summer Scholars Poster Session, August 22, 2016
  5. Oprisan SA, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* (2016) Multiple stimuli phase resetting curves, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  6. Oprisan SA, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay embedding reconstruction of local field potentials in optogenetics experiments, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  7. Oprisan SA, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* Buhusi C (2016) Differential effect of noise on interval timing, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  8. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  9. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  10. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, Department of Physics and Astronomy Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 5, 2016
  11. Vollmer KM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA (2016) Nonlinear neural response and phase resetting induced by concurrent stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  12. Lynn PE*, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay-embedding reconstruction of local field potential from optogenetic data, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  13. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase Resetting Curves Induced by Recurrent Stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016

Dave Austin

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Dave's results:

  1. Spatiotemporal evolution of nonequilibrium fluctuations and correlation function, NSF-sponsored Summer Research
  2. Austin D* and Oprisan SA, Recursive resetting in neural networks, South Carolina Academy of Science, Coastal Carolina in Conway SC, March 25, 2017
  3. Austin DI* and Oprisan SA, Stability and Existence for Three Coupled Neurons (plenary talk), Neuropalooza, February 10, 2017
  4. Austin DI* and Oprisan SA, Predicting the Stability and existence of 3 Coupled Neurons in a 2 to 1 Phased locked Mode, Neuropalooza, February 10, 2017
  5. Austin DI* and Oprisan SA, Existence and Stability Phase-Locked Modes in Neural Networks, SACS-AAPT Fall 2016 Meeting, Francis Marion University Florence, SC, October 21-22, 2016
  6. Austin DI* and Oprisan SA, Predicting the Existence and Stability Phase-Locked Modes in a 3-Neuron Network, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, Sept. 22, 2016
  7. Austin DI* and Oprisan SA, Predicting the Stability of 3 Coupled Neurons with a 2 to 1 Phase Locked Mode, Meet & Greet MUSC Neuroscience Institute, August 25, 2016
  8. Austin DI* and Oprisan SA, Predicting the Stability of 3 Coupled Neurons with a 2 to 1 Phase Locked Mode, Celebrating Summer Scholars Poster Session, August 22, 2016
  9. Oprisan SA, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* (2016) Multiple stimuli phase resetting curves, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  10. Oprisan SA, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay embedding reconstruction of local field potentials in optogenetics experiments, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  11. Oprisan SA, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* Buhusi C (2016) Differential effect of noise on interval timing, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  12. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, and Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of stimuli on phase resetting curve of different neural types, SACS-AAPT Spring 2016 Meeting, Clayton State University, April 15 & 16, 2016
  13. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore I*, and Sorinel Adrian Oprisan, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, SACS-AAPT Spring 2016 Meeting, Clayton State University, April 15 & 16, 2016
  14. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  15. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of recursive stimuli on phase resetting curves, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  16. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  17. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of stimuli on phase resetting curve of different neural types, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  18. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, Department of Physics and Astronomy Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 5, 2016
  19. Vollmer KM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA (2016) Nonlinear neural response and phase resetting induced by concurrent stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  20. Lynn PE*, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay-embedding reconstruction of local field potential from optogenetic data, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  21. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase Resetting Curves Induced by Recurrent Stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  22. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of recursive stimuli on phase resetting curves, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016

Juila Imperatore

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Julia's results:

  1. Nonlinear effects of stimuli on phase resetting curve, Summer Research Grant, HHMI Summer Research Fellowship
  2. Imperatore J* and Oprisan SA, Low-dimensional chaos in optogenetic mice injected with cocaine, South Carolina Academy of Science, Coastal Carolina in Conway SC, March 25, 2017
  3. Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Low-dimensional chaos in optogenetic mice injected with cocaine, Meet & Greet MUSC Neuroscience Institute, August 25, 2016
  4. Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Tompa T, and Lavin A, Low-dimensional chaos in optogenetic mice injected with cocaine, Celebrating Summer Scholars Poster Session, August 22, 2016
  5. Oprisan SA, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* (2016) Multiple stimuli phase resetting curves, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  6. Oprisan SA, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay embedding reconstruction of local field potentials in optogenetics experiments, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  7. Oprisan SA, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* Buhusi C (2016) Differential effect of noise on interval timing, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  8. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore I*, and Sorinel Adrian Oprisan, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, SACS-AAPT Spring 2016 Meeting, Clayton State University, April 15 & 16, 2016
  9. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  10. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  11. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, Department of Physics and Astronomy Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 5, 2016
  12. Vollmer KM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA (2016) Nonlinear neural response and phase resetting induced by concurrent stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  13. Lynn PE*, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay-embedding reconstruction of local field potential from optogenetic data, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  14. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase Resetting Curves Induced by Recurrent Stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016

Mary Shanks

Undergraduate biology major/neuroscience minor from C of C. Mary's results:

  1. Shanks MK* and Oprisan SA, Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) while performing temporal discrimination tasks, Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the SouthEast(SYNAPSE), Presbyterian College, Clinton SC, March 25, 2017
  2. Shanks M* and Oprisan SA, Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) while performing temporal discrimination tasks, Neuropalooza, February 10, 2017

Lindsay Marie Evans

Undergraduate psychology and computer science major from C of C. She started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2015. Lily's results:

  1. Oprisan SA, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J* (2016) Multiple stimuli phase resetting curves, The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France, May 31-June 1, 2016
  2. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, and Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of stimuli on phase resetting curve of different neural types, SACS-AAPT Spring 2016 Meeting, Clayton State University, April 15 & 16, 2016
  3. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore I*, and Sorinel Adrian Oprisan, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, SACS-AAPT Spring 2016 Meeting, Clayton State University, April 15 & 16, 2016
  4. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  5. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of recursive stimuli on phase resetting curves, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  6. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  7. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of stimuli on phase resetting curve of different neural types, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  8. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase resetting curves due to recursive stimuli in Morris-Lecar model neurons, Department of Physics and Astronomy Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 5, 2016
  9. Lynn PE*, Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Tompa T, Lavin A (2016) Delay-embedding reconstruction of local field potential from optogenetic data, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  10. Austin DI*, Evans LM*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Phase Resetting Curves Induced by Recurrent Stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016
  11. Evans LM*, Austin DI*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects of recursive stimuli on phase resetting curves, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016

Lincoln Fraley

Undergraduate physics and computer science major from C of C. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2015 on a joint project with soft condensed matter lab. Lincoln's results:

  1. Fraley LD*, Oprisan SA, Oprisan A, Light scattering measurements of biologically-relevant properties of nanomaterials, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, April 16, 2016
  2. Fraley LD*, Oprisan SA, Oprisan A, Light scattering measurements of biologically-relevant properties of nanomaterials, School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 14, 2016
  3. Fraley LD*, Oprisan SA, Oprisan A, Light scattering measurements of biologically-relevant properties of nanomaterials, Department of Physics and Astronomy Research Poster Session, Charleston, SC, April 5, 2016

Ashely Rice

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. Se started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2015 on a joint project with soft condensed matter lab. Ashely's results:

  1. Rice A (student Co-Investigator), Oprisan A, and Oprisan SA (co-Mentors), HHMI Fellowship, Spatiotemporal evolution of nonequilibrium fluctuations and correlation function
  2. Rice A*, Oprisan A, and Oprisan SA, Investigating Non-Equilibrium Fluctuations of Nanocolloids in a Magnetic Field Using Direct Imaging Methods, APS March meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 14-18, 2016

Vollmer, Kelsey

Undergraduate biology major from C of C. She started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2014. Kelsey's results:

  1. Vollmer KM*, Austin DI*, Aft T*, Imperatore J*, Oprisan SA, Nonlinear neural response and phase resetting induced by concurrent stimuli, 17th Annual Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 4, 2016

2015

Ariane McKiernan

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. She started working in my lab during the Fall semester of 2015. Ariane's results:

  1. Biophysical modeling of excitable cells projects: Brain-computer interface with OpenBCI

Tristan Aft

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. He started working in my lab during the Fall semester of 2015. Tristan's results:

  1. Biophysical modeling of excitable cells projects: electroencephalography with Biopac

Aaron Blotnick

Undergraduate biology major from C of C. He started working in my lab during the Fall semester of 2015. Aaron's results:

  1. Biophysical modeling of excitable cells projects: neuromorphic circuits for artificial retina

Dave Austin

Undergraduate physics major from C of C. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2015. Dave's results:

  1. Biophysical modeling of excitable cells projects: brain-computer interface with Emotiv hardware
  2. Austin D, Evans LM, and Oprisan SA, Response of class 2 excitable cells to current pulses, South Atlantic Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, Charleston, SC (Oct. 30-31, 2015)
  3. Austin D, Evans LM, and Oprisan SA, Scaling Properties of Type 2 Phase Resetting Curves, Celebration of Summer Scholars, College of Charleston, August 19, 2015.
  4. Austin D and Oprisan SA, Scaling Properties of Phase Resetting Curves, HHMI Fellowship, College of Charleston, Summer 2015.

Lindsay Marie Evans

Undergraduate psychology and computer science major from C of C. She started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2015. Lily's results:

  1. Evans LM, Austin D, and Oprisan SA, Effects of stimulus amplitude and duration on type I excitability neurons, Celebration of Summer Scholars, College of Charleston, August 19, 2015.
  2. Evans LM and Oprisan SA, Nonlinear effects in time perception modeled with a realistic cortico-striatal network, SURF grant, College of Charleston, Summer 2015.

Lincoln Fraley

Undergraduate physics and computer science major from C of C. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2015 on a joint project with soft condensed matter lab. Lincoln's results:

    Fraley L, Oprisan A, and Oprisan SA, Experimental investigation of non-equilibrium fluctuations in nanocolloids, South Atlantic Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, Charleston, SC (Oct. 30-31, 2015)
  1. Fraley L, Oprisan A, and Oprisan SA, Spatial-temporal evolution of non-equilibrium fluctuations and correlation functions, Celebration of Summer Scholars, College of Charleston, August 19, 2015.
  2. Fraley L, Oprisan A, and Oprisan SA, Investigation of naocolloidal fluids dynamics, HHMI Fellowship, College of Charleston, Summer 2015.

2014

Cole, Avery

Undergraduate biology major from C of C. She started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2014. Avery's results:

  1. Tevin Proctor, Avery Cole, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Fractals everywhere, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.

Proctor, Tevin

Undergraduate biology major from C of C. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2014. Tevin's results:

  1. Tevin Proctor, Avery Cole, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Fractals everywhere, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.
  2. Tevin Proctor, Fractals everywhere, HHMI summer research grant, 2014.

Vollmer, Kelsey

Undergraduate biology major from C of C. She started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2014. Kelsey's results:

  1. Kelsey M. Vollmer, Derek R. Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, How Neurons Encode Multiple Stimuli, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.
  2. Derek R. Tuck, Kelsey M. Vollmer, Davy C. Vanderweyen, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, How Neurons Encode a Single Stimulus, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.

Arnhold, Garrett J.

Undergraduate physics major from Edmonds Community College, WA. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2014. Garrett's results:

  1. Garrett J. Arnhold, visiting student to C of C NSF-REU site on biophysical modeling (summer 2014).
  2. Garrett J. Arnhold, Derek N. Novo, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Interval timing modeling, NSF-REU meeting, Washington Central University, WA, August 4-8, 2014.
  3. Derek N. Novo, Garrett J. Arnhold, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Catalin V. Buhusi, Noise around the clock, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.

Novo, Derek

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Derek's results:

  1. Derek N. Novo, Garrett J. Arnhold, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Catalin V. Buhusi, Noise around the clock, Celebration of Scholars" Poster Session, August 18, 2014.
  2. Derek Novo, Horatio Hughes Memorial Scholarship to conduct summer research in computational neuroscience (2014).
  3. Derek N. Novo, Phi Kappa Phi Research Award for computational neuroscience Bachelor's Essay, April 2014.
  4. Effect of prefrontal cortex pre-allocation on cortico-striatal network response, Derek Novo, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the South East (SYNAPSE), March 29, 2014.
  5. Accuracy and precision of interval timing with striatal beat frequency model, Derek Novo, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, South Carolina Academy of Science, April 5, 2014.
  6. Derek Novo, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2014.

Vanderweyen, C. Davy

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Davy's results:

  1. Davy C. Vanderweyen, Derek Russell Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, poster presentation, 2014 SC EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference, Columbia, SC, April 24, 2014.
  2. Davy C. Vanderweyen, Research talk, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, College of Charleston, April 22, 2014.
  3. Davy C. Vanderweyen, Derek Russell Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, "Modeling the Response of Neurons to Unconventional Stimuli", School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, College of Charleston, April 2014.
  4. Davy C. Vanderweyen, Derek Russell Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, "Modeling the Response of Neurons to Unconventional Stimuli", Department of Physics and Astronomy Poster Session, College of Charleston, April 11, 2014.
  5. "A novel mechanism of neural response modulation", Davy C. Vandwerweyen, Derek Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, South Carolina Academy of Science, Trident Technical College, Charleston, April 5, 2014.

Tuck, Derek

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Spring semester of 2013. Derek's results:

  1. Kelsey M. Vollmer, Derek R. Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, How Neurons Encode Multiple Stimuli, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.
  2. Derek R. Tuck, Kelsey M. Vollmer, Davy C. Vanderweyen, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, How Neurons Encode a Single Stimulus, Celebration of Scholars Poster Session, August 18, 2014.
  3. Derek R. Tuck and Sorinel A. Oprisan, How Neurons Encode a Single Stimulus, HHMI summer research grant, 2014.
  4. "A novel mechanism of neural response modulation", Davy C. Vandwerweyen, Derek Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, South Carolina Academy of Science, April 5, 2014.
  5. Davy C. Vanderweyen, Derek Russell Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2014.

2013

Vanderweyen, C. Davy

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Davy's results:

  1. "Phase resetting curve of a neuron model subject to realistic presynaptic currents", Davy C. Vanderweyen, Derek Russell Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2013.
  2. "The Effect of the Triangular Shape of Presynaptic Stimuli on the Phase Resetting Curve", Davy C. Vandwerweyen, Derek Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, South Carolina Academy of Science, April, 2013.
  3. "The Effect of the Shape of Presynaptic Stimuli on the Phase Resetting Curve of a Neuron Model", Davy C. Vandwerweyen, Derek Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the South East (SYNAPSE), March, 2013.

Lynn, Patrick

Undergraduate computer science major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Patrick's results:

  1. "In search for gamma synchronization using optogenetic modulation of prefront cortex", Patrick Lynn, Sorinel A. Oprisan , Antonieta Lavin, Tamas Tompa, South Carolina Academy of Science, Columbia, SC., April 2013.
  2. "Computational investigation of gamma synchronization using optogenetic modulation of prefront cortex", Patrick Lynn, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Antonieta Lavin, Tamas Tompa, School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2013.

Novo, Derek

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Derek's results:

  1. When brain lose track of time, Derek Novo, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2013.
  2. Numerical investigation of neural oscillators allocation on interval timing, MAYS grant (Spring 2013).

Tuck, Derek

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Spring semester of 2013. Derek's results:

  1. "Investigation of stimulus shape contribution to phase resetting curve", SURF grant, Summer 2013.
  2. "Phase resetting curve of a neuron model subject to realistic presynaptic currents", Davy C. Vanderweyen, Derek Russell Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2013.
  3. "The Effect of the Triangular Shape of Presynaptic Stimuli on the Phase Resetting Curve", Davy C. Vandwerweyen, Derek Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, South Carolina Academy of Science, April, 2013.
  4. "The Effect of the Shape of Presynaptic Stimuli on the Phase Resetting Curve of a Neuron Model", Davy C. Vandwerweyen, Derek Tuck, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the South East (SYNAPSE), March, 2013.

Raidt, Robert

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2010. Robert's results:

  1. Robert Raidt and Sorinel A. Oprisan (2013) Fourier Analysis of Phase Resetting Curves of Neural Oscillators, Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science, in press.

2012

Vanderweyen, C. Davy

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Davy's results:

  1. "The effect of the shape of presynaptic stimuli on the phase resetting curve", Davy C. Vanderweyen, Robert Raidt, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Neuropalooza, Charleston, SC, October 26, 2012.
  2. "The effect of the shape of presynaptic stimuli on the phase resetting curve", Davy C. Vanderweyen, Robert Raidt, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, October 13-17, 2012.
  3. "Is the phase resetting curve scale invariant?" (research talk), Davy C. Vanderweyen and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series, September 13, 2012.
  4. Davy C. Vandwerweyen and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Celebration of Summer Scholars: Exposition of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity at the College of Charleston, August 20, 2012.
  5. "Investigation of ionic channel contribution to phase resetting curve", SURF grant, Summer 2012.

Lynn, Patrick

Undergraduate computer science major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Patrick's results:

  1. "Timing by coincidence detection: What's all the noise about?", Patrick Lynn , Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Buhusi V. Catalin, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, October 13-17, 2012.
  2. "Optogenetic mice reveal network-level effects of amphetamines" (research talk), Patrick Lynn and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series, September 13, 2012.
  3. "Computational investigation of gamma synchronization using optogenetic modulation of prefrontal cortex" (poster), Patrick Lynn , Sorinel A. Oprisan, Lavin Antonieta, Tompa Tamas, 2012 Celebration of Summer Scholars: Exposition of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity at the College of Charleston, August 20, 2012.
  4. "Computational investigation of gamma synchronization using optogenetic modulation of prefront cortex", Patrick Lynn , HHMI Summer Fellowship, 2012.

Novo, Derek

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Derek's results:

  1. "Approximate number of neuron oscillators needed for scalar property to be reasonably consistent" (poster), Derek Novo, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, 2012 Celebration of Summer Scholars: Exposition of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity at the College of Charleston, August 20, 2012.
  2. "Can noise reset the phases of large neural neurons and drive large-scale synchronous rhythms?", Derek Novo and Timothy B. Hayward, HHMI Summer Fellowship, 2012.

Hayward, Timothy

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2012. Timothy's results:

  1. "Numerical investigation of synchronization and chaos in large and distributed neural networks using noisy EEGs" (poster), Timothy B. Hayward, Joshua Swearingen, Gabriel Martz, Sorinel A. Oprisan, 2012 Celebration of Summer Scholars: Exposition of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity at the College of Charleston, August 20, 2012.
  2. "Can noise reset the phases of large neural neurons and drive large-scale synchronous rhythms?", Derek Novo and Timothy B. Hayward, HHMI Summer Fellowship, 2012.

Raidt, Robert

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2010. Robert's results:

  1. "The effect of the shape of presynaptic stimuli on the phase resetting curve"(poster), Davy C. Vanderweyen , Robert Raidt, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, October 13-17, 2012.
  2. "Fourier Analysis of Phase Resetting Curve of Type II Oscillators"(oral presentation for the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award), Robert Raidt , Department of Physics and Astronomy College of Charleston, April 19, 2012, Charleston, SC.
  3. "Impact of Perturbation Area on the Phase Resetting Curve of Type II Oscillators"(poster), Robert Raidt , 24th Annual Research Poster Session, School of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Charleston, April 19, 2012, Charleston, SC.
  4. "Fourier Analysis of Phase Resetting Curve of Type II Oscillators"(oral presentation), Robert Raidt, South Carolina Academy of Sciences, April 15 2012, Aiken, SC.
  5. "Multidimensional representations of the phase response curve for both type 1 and type 2 membrane excitability"(poster and abstract published in Bulletin of the American Physical Society, APS March Meeting 2012, Volume 57, Number 1), Robert Raidt , Andrew J. Smith, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, American Physical Society, February 27 - March 2 2012, Boston, Massachusetts.

Wilson, Jack

Undergraduate Psychology/Biology major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the summer of 2011. Jack's results:

  1. "Resistance between channels may lead to increased action potential efficiency", Jack H. Wilson and Sorinel A. Oprisan, BMC Neuroscience 2012, 13(Suppl 1):P77.

2011

Raidt, Robert

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2010. Robert's results:

  1. "Ionic currents that shape the phase resetting curves. A Fourier analysis approach"(oral presentation), Robert Raidt and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Neuropalooza - MUSC and CofC neuroscience, Charleston, October 28, 2011.
  2. "A computational model using striatal beat frequency paradigm and type 2 phase resetting", Robert Raidt, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Buhusi V. Catalin, Celebration of Summer Scholars: Exposition of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity at the College of Charleston, August 15, 2011.
  3. "Computational investigation of the striatal beat frequency model", Robert Raidt and Sorinel A. Oprisan (mentor), HHMI Fellowship, Summer 2011.
  4. "High dimensional phase resetting curves and their use in predicting network dynamics"(poster), Sorinel A. Oprisan, Robert Raidt , and Andrew J. Smith, Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neuroscience, Stockholm, July, 2011.

Wilson, Jack

Undergraduate Biology & psychology major & neuroscience minor from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Fall semester of 2010. Jack's results:

  1. "Effect of Channel Clustering on Action Potential Threshold and Propagation Efficiency in a Computational Model"(poster), Jack H. Wilson, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Neuropalooza - MUSC and CofC neuroscience, October 28, 2011.
  2. "Local channel clustering reduces action potential threshold and enhances propagation efficiency in a computational model"(poster), Jack H. Wilson and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Celebration of Summer Scholars poster session, College of Charleston, August, 2011.
  3. "Computational investigation of the local channel clustering, Jack H. Wilson and Sorinel A. Oprisan (mentor), HHMI Fellowship, Summer 2011.
  4. "Nonequilibrium diffusive fluxes of ions and their impact on the refractory period of tightly packed neurons"(poster), Jack H. Wilson and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neuroscience, Stockholm, July, 2011.
  5. "Numerical investigation of Hodgkin-Huxley model with diffusive ionic fluxes", Jack H. Wilson, Bachelor Essay, Honors College, Charleston, SC, 2011.
  6. "Analysis of Potassium-Based Conductance Models"(poster), Jack H. Wilson and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics 23rd Annual Research Poster Session, Charleston, April, 2011.
  7. "Potassium diffusion in extracellular space and its effect on the firing rate of nearby neurons"(poster), Jack H. Wilson and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Symposium for Young Neuroscientists And Professors of the SouthEast (SYNAPSE), Wake Forest, March 25-26, 2011.
  8. "Potassium diffusion in extracellular space and its effect on firing rate of nearby neurons", Jack H. Wilson, Research Presentation Grant (RPG) to attend SYNAPSE meeting at Wake Forest, March 25-26, 2011.

Smith, Andrew

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2010. Andrew's results:

  1. "High dimensional phase resetting curves and their use in predicting network dynamics"(poster), Sorinel A. Oprisan, Robert Raidt, and Andrew J. Smith, Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neuroscience, Stockholm, July 2011.
  2. "Fourier Analysis of Phase Resetting Curves of Excitable Cells"(poster), Andrew J. Smith and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics 23rd Annual Research Poster Session, Charleston, April, 2011.
  3. Smith A.J. and Oprisan S.A., MULTIDIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATIONS OF FOURIER COEFFICIENTS OF PHASE RESETTING CURVES, South Carolina Academy of Science, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC, April 16, 2011.
  4. "Computational investigation neural networks response based on the phase response curve", Andrew J. Smith, Senior Research Project, 2011.

Hipp, Christopher

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the summer of 2011. Christopher's results:

  1. "What makes us tick? The computations behind the interval timing"(oral presentation), Christopher Hipp, Robert Raidt, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, College of Charleston, September 29, 2011.
  2. "A computational model using striatal beat frequency paradigm and type 1 phase resetting"(poster), Christopher Hipp, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, Celebration of Summer Scholars poster session, College of Charleston, August 22, 2011.

2010

Raidt, Robert

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2010. Robert's results:

  1. "Multi-dimensional plots of neural activity for Type 2 neurons"(oral presentation), Robert Raidt, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series, Sept. 16, 2010.
  2. "A computational model using striatal beat frequency paradigm and type 2 phase resetting"(poster), Robert Raidt, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, Celebration of Summer Scholars poster session, College of Charleston, August, 2010.
  3. "Computational investigation neural networks response based on the phase response curve", Robert Raidt and Sorinel A. Oprisan (mentor), HHMI Fellowship, Summer 2010.

Smith, Andrew

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He started working in my lab during the Summer semester of 2010. Andrew's results:

  1. "Multi-dimensional plots of neural activity for Type 1 neurons"(oral presentation), Andrew J. Smith, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series, Sept. 16, 2010.
  2. "High dimensional phase resetting curves and their use in predicting network dynamics", Andrew J. Smith and Sorinel A. Oprisan (mentor), HHMI Fellowship, Summer 2010.

Dix, Steven

Undergraduate computer science major from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Fall semester of 2008, and worked on multiple projects. During the summer of 2009 he worked on his SURF-funded research project. Steven's results:

  1. "Oscillator Model of Neural Network Timing"(oral presentation), Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, The College of Charleston, September 10, 2009.
  2. "A COMPUTATIONAL MODE O TIMING WITH BIOLOGICALLY REALISTIC MODEL NEURONS"(oral presentation), Steven Dix, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Catalin V. Buhusi, South Carolina Academy of Science, 2010 Annual Meeting, College of Charleston, April 15, 2010.
  3. "Interval timing with a beat frequency model connecting phase resetting and network response"(poster), Nineteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2010, July 24-30, 2010, San Antonio, Texas

Klein, Corey

Undergraduate biology major from the College of Charleston. Corey's results:

Undergraduate biology major from the College of Charleston. He worked on a research project started during Fall semester of 2009 in my Biophysics class.

  1. "Random Stimulation of the Morris-Lecar Computational Model"(poster), Nicole Sztokman, Corey Edward Klein, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics 22nd Annual Research Poster Session, Charleston, April, 2010.
  2. "The effect of noise on neurons - a computational approach"(oral presentation), Nicole Sztokman, Corey Edward Klein, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, The Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, University of South Carolina, Aiken, March 19 & 20, 2010.
  3. "RANDOM STIMULATION OF THE MORRIS-LECAR COMPUTATIONAL MODEL"(poster), Nicole Sztokman, Corey Edward Klein, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, South Carolina Academy of Science, 2010 Annual Meeting, College of Charleston, April 15, 2010.

Sztokman, Nicole

Undergraduate biology major from the College of Charleston. Nicole's results:

Undergraduate biology major from the College of Charleston. She worked on a research project started during Fall semester of 2009 in my Biophysics class.

  1. "Random Stimulation of the Morris-Lecar Computational Model"(poster), Nicole Sztokman, Corey Edward Klein, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics 22nd Annual Research Poster Session, Charleston, April, 2010.
  2. "The effect of noise on neurons - a computational approach"(oral presentation), Nicole Sztokman, Corey Edward Klein, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, The Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, University of South Carolina, Aiken, March 19 & 20, 2010.
  3. "RANDOM STIMULATION OF THE MORRIS-LECAR COMPUTATIONAL MODEL"(poster), Nicole Sztokman, Corey Edward Klein, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, South Carolina Academy of Science, 2010 Annual Meeting, College of Charleston, April 15, 2010.

2009

Dix, Steven

Undergraduate computer science major from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Fall semester of 2008, and worked on multiple projects. During the summer of 2009 he worked on his SURF-funded research project. Steven's results:

  1. "Oscillator Model of Neural Network Timing", Steven Dix, Sorinel A. Oprisan, and C. Buhusi, SURF poster session, August 2009.
  2. "Computer-aided classification of biologically relevant firing patterns of a generic neural model", Steven Dix and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty-SURF grant, summer 2009.

Gillespie, Joanna

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. She joined my lab during Summer semester of 2009, and worked on modeling single-compartment pyramidal cell for her HHMI Fellowship. Joanna's results:

  1. "Computational model of a pyramidal cell" (oral presentation), Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, The College of Charleston, September 10, 2009. 
  2. "Computational model of a pyramidal cell" (poster), Anna Gillespie and Sorinel A. Oprisan, SURF poster session, August, 2009.
  3. "Modeling pyramidal cells", HHMI Summer Fellowship, Anna Gillespie and Sorinel A. Oprisan, summer 2009.

Moore, Fletcher Brandy

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Spring semester of 2009, and worked on modeling single-compartment pyramidal cell for his Phys 420 project. Brandy's results:

  1. "Analysis of Biologically Realistic Prefrontal Cortex Pyramidal Cell Model" (oral presentation), SC Academy of Science Annual Meeting, April 15, 2009, Columbia, SC.
  2. "Fitting a model of a prefrontal cortex pyramidal cell to experimental data of a dysbindin knockout mouse using a genetic algorithm" (poster), Fletcher B. Moore, and Sorinel A. Oprisan, School of Sciences and Mathematics 21st Annual Research Poster Session, Charleston, April 8, 2009.
  3. "Exploring the Significance of Different Rheobase Levels in Neocortical Pyramidal Cells via a Hodgkin-Huxley Model", Senior Research Project, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, The College of Charleston, May, 2009.

2008

Marvin, Christopher

Undergraduate chemistry major from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Summer semester of 2008, and worked on modeling coupled nonlinear oscillators for the purpose of predicting phase locked modes and their stability. Christopher's results:

  1. "Existence and stability of 1:1 phase-lacked modes in small neural networks of bursting neurons" (poster), Sorinel A. Oprisan, Matthew D. Baer, and Chris Marvin, 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.A., November 14 - 19, 2008.
  2. "Predicting Neuron Oscillations", talk, Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, The College of Charleston, September 4, 2008.
  3. "Predicting Neuron Oscillations", Department of Physics and Astronomy summer research grant, College of Charleston, 2008, Marvin Chris and Dr. Sorinel Adrian Oprisan (PIs).

Baer, Matthew David

Undergraduate computer science major from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Summer semester of 2008, and he worked on a simplified computational model of pyramidal neurons. Matthew's results:

  1. "Existence and stability of 1:1 phase-lacked modes in small neural networks of bursting neurons" (poster), Sorinel A. Oprisan, Matthew D. Baer, and Chris Marvin, 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.A., November 14 - 19, 2008.
  2. "Simplified Model of Pyramidal Neuron" (oral presentation), Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, The College of Charleston, September 4, 2008.
  3. "Calibration of computational model based on experimental data", Department of Physics and Astronomy summer research grant, College of Charleston, 2008, Baer Matthew David and Dr. Sorinel Adrian Oprisan (PIs).

New, Natasha

Undergraduate physics major from the College of Charleston. She joined my lab during Fall semester of 2007, and she will be working on modeling in vitro data for pyramidal neurons in a joint project with Dr. A. Lavin from MUSC. Natasha's results:

  1. "Computational Model of pyramidal cell" (oral presentation), Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, The College of Charleston, April 2008.
  2. "Computational Model of CA1 Hippocampal Neuron" (poster), Natasha New, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Antonieta Lavin, and Bailey Glen, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 20th Scientific Research Poster Session, College of Charleston, April 11, 2008.
  3. "Computational Model of CA1 Hippocampal Neurons from In Vitro Electrophysiological Recordings of Mus Musculus", College of Charleston MAYS grant, spring 2008, Natasha New and Dr. Sorinel Adrian Oprisan (PIs).
  4. "Computational Model of CA1 Pyramidal Neurons in the Hippocampus of Mice" (poster), Natasha New, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Antonieta Lavin, and Bailey Glen, The Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast (SYNAPSE 2008), College of Charleston, March 2008.
  5. "Computational Model of Pyramidal Neurons in Hippocampus of Mice" (poster), Natasha New, Sorinel A. Oprisan, Antonieta Lavin, and Bailey Glen, South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Clemson University, March, 2008.

Romero, Katalina

Undergraduate biology major from the College of Charleston. She joined my lab during Fall semester of 2007, and she will be working on in vivo recordings from prefrontal cortex in a joint project with Dr. A. Lavin from MUSC. Katalina's results:

  1. "Neuroscience Research at MUSC" (poster), The Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast (SYNAPSE 2008), College of Charleston, March 2008.
  2. "Neuroscience Research at MUSC" (poster), The 20th Annual Scientific Research Poster Session, The College of Charleston, Friday, 11 April 2008.

2007

Pellicoro, Luca

Undergraduate discovery informatics major from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Spring semester of 2007, and worked neural code classification. Luca's results:

  1. "Exhaustive parameter space search for physiologically relevant neural firing patterns", Department of Physics and Astronomy summer research grant, College of Charleston, 2007, Dr. Sorinel Adrian Oprisan (PI) and Luca Pellicoro (undergraduate student - CoPI).
  2. "Python implementation of a neural code classifier" (oral presentation), The Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquia, College of Charleston, September 06, 2007.
  3. "Automatic firing pattern detection and visualization for physiologically relevant neural models" (poster), The Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 03 November 2007.

Holthaus, Katy

Undergraduate biology major from the College of Charleston. She joined my lab during Spring semester of 2007, and worked on phase resetting curve for bursting neurons. Katy's results:

  1. "Computational modeling of burst duration variability in neurons and its effect on 1:1 phase-locked modes", College of Charleston SURF grant 2007, Dr. Sorinel Adrian Oprisan (PI) and Katy Holthaus (undergraduate student - CoPI).
  2. "Burst duration variability in neurons and its effect on 1:1 phase-locked modes" (poster), SURF, Addlestone Library, Charleston, 21 August 2007.
  3. "Existence and stability of 1:1 phase-lacked modes in small neural networks of bursting neurons" (poster), The Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 07 November 2007.

2006

Boutan, Christian

Undergraduate physics major student from the College of Charleston. He joined my lab during Fall semester of 2005, and worked on phase resetting curve for spiking neurons. Christian's results:

  1. "Scaling of the Phase Resetting Curve" (oral presentation), Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquia, College of Charleston, November 30, 2006.
  2. "Existence and Stability Criteria for Ring Neural Networks of Spiking Neurons" (poster), Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Atlanta, GA, October 14, 2006.
  3. "Scaling of the Phase Resetting Curve and Phase Locked Oscillatory Modes of Neurons" (poster), SURF, Addlestone Library, Charleston, 21 August 2006.
  4. "Phase resetting method for neural network design", College of Charleston SURF grant 2006, Dr. Sorinel Adrian Oprisan (PI) and Christian Boutan (undergraduate student - CoPI).
  5. "Prediction of Entrainment And 1:1 Phase-Locked Modes in Two-Neuron Networks Based on the Phase Resetting Curve Method", International Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 118, Issue 6, pages 867 - 890, June 2008.
  6. "Bifurcation Mapping to find Transitions Between Entrainment Modes in Small Neural Networks Using Approximated Phase Resetting Curves" (poster), Christian Boutan, Sorinel Oprisan and Laney Mills, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 18th Annual Scientific Research Poster Session, Charleston, April 14, 2006.

1999

Claudiu Vasile Giuraniuc

Undergraduate physics major student from "Alexandru Ioan Cuza University" of Iasi, Romania. He joined my lab during Fall semester of 1998, and worked on functional self-organization of distributed agents. You may see Claudiu's results below:

  1. "Short range and long range coupling in stochastic functional self organization", Giuraniuc C.V. and Sorinel A. Oprisan, Physics Letters A 259(5): 334-338, 1999.

Dragos Amarie

Graduate physics major student from "Alexandru Ioan Cuza University" of Iasi, Romania. He joined my lab during Fall semester of 1997, and worked on functional self-organization of distributed agents. You may see Dragos's results below:

  1. "Random walk systems behavior based on record function", Amarie D., Sorinel A. Oprisan, and Margareta Ignat, Physics Letters A 254(1-2), 112-118, 1999.