Please post the following job openings announcement.
Elin C. Grimes
Center for BioDynamics
ANNOUNCING NEW PROGRAM:
Program in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience
(PMCN) at Boston University
Co-Directors: Howard Eichenbaum and Nancy Kopell
The Program in Mathematical and Computational
Neuroscience will begin January 1, 2001, under the auspices
of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goal of PMCN is to
facilitate the transition of a small and outstanding set of pre-
doctoral and postdoctoral fellows from the mathematical and
physical sciences to a range of areas in neuroscience. Financial
support for both PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows is
available. The program features special seminars, mentoring by
faculty and advanced trainees, and a dynamic and well
networked intellectual life provided by multiple supporting
institutional modules. These include a new degree-granting
Program in Neuroscience: Experimental and Computational
Neuroscience (PIN-ECN; www.bu.edu/Neuro/ecn.html), the
graduate program of the Biomedical Engineering department
(BME; www.bme.bu.edu) and the Center for BioDynamics
Pre-doctoral fellows will enroll in one of two PhD programs
(PIN or BME) that focus on the combination of experimental
and computational neuroscience. Burroughs Wellcome
Postdoctoral Fellows will design individualized programs that
include neuroscience courses and one or more research projects
that emphasize combined computational and experimental
approaches to neuroscience. In addition, all fellows may
participate in the CBD, which helps physical scientists and
engineers to address research problems at the interfaces among
mathematics, physics, biology and engineering.
The senior faculty of the PMCN and their research interests are:
Laurel Carney (BME). Computational modeling,
neurophysiology and behavioral studies of the auditory system
with an emphasis on issues of temporal coding.
Jim Collins (BME). Application of nonlinear dynamics to
experimental work in human postural control, genetic
engineering, and neurophysiology.
Steve Colburn (BME). Computational modeling and
psychophysical studies on sound localization.
Paul Cook (Biology). Cellular electrophysiological properties
of the retina, focusing on its ability to identify important
spatial and temporal cues using multiple intra- and inter-
Howard Eichenbaum (Psychology). Physiology of cortical and
hippocampal networks involved in memory processing, with
a focus on building models of the fundamental cognitive
mechanisms and coding properties of neural networks in
these areas and their interactions.
Kristen Harris (Biology). Cellular physiology and synaptic
ultrastructure of the hippocampus, with computational issues
arising from the impact of different types of synapses
interacting on a particular cell or within a network.
Michael Hasselmo (Psychology). Neuromodulatory regulation
of dynamical states in cortical networks.
Tasso Kaper (Math). Application of singular perturbation to
problems arising in pattern formation, fluid mechanics,
systems of mechanical oscillators, and neurophysiology.
Nancy Kopell (Math). Dynamics of the nervous system,
especially rhythmic networks of neurons and their functions
in cognition and motor control.
David Somers (Psychology). Functional MRI, psychophysical,
and computational modeling studies of visual perception and
Chantal Stern (Psychology). Functional magnetic resonance
imaging (fMRI) studies of cognition, with a focus on
computational problems related to MR signal processing,
image analysis, cortical modeling and surface reconstruction.
Gene Wayne (Math). Qualitative solutions of partial
differential equations arising in neurobiology John White
(BME). Computational modeling and electrophysiology of
cortical cells and networks.
For further information see our website at pmcn.bu.edu or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is Program in
Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience, C/o E.
Grimes, Department of Mathematics, Boston University, 111
Cummington St., Boston MA 02215.
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