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Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Title: Modeling Membrane Dynamics In Excitable Tissue

Director: Brett A. Sims

Email: bsims@bmcc.cuny.edu

Dates of Program: June 1 - July 8, 2011

Summary: This summer research program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will give four undergraduate students the opportunity to study and perform interdisciplinary research in modeling practices for building deterministic models of bioelectric phenomena in excitable tissue (neural and heart tissue). The student research participants will work in teams focusing on modeling membrane dynamics (ionic channel dynamics) and wave propagation. The students will learn how electrical properties of excitable tissue are quantified and will participate in developing basic deterministic models describing membrane dynamics and action potential propagation at the molecular level.

Student Researchers Supported by MAA:

  • Imani Blessitt
  • Korey Browne
  • Abdur-Rahman Munajj
  • Edward Urena

Program Contacts:

Bill Hawkins
MAA SUMMA
bhawkins@maa.org
202-319-8473

Michael Pearson
MAA Programs & Services
pearson@maa.org
202-319-8470

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