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Mathematical Biology
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Mathematical Biology Journal Club

SPRING 2007 semester
Tuesdays at 3:30pm in LCB 218

Jan. 10

Journal Club I + II Grading Meetings

Jan. 16

JC II: Zack Kilpatrick

Miller, Paul, and Wang, Xiao-Jing
"Inhibitory control by an integral feedback signal prefrontal cortex: A model of discrimination between stimuli,"
PNAS,(2006) vol. 103, pp. 201-206
Link to PDF

Jan. 23

JC I: Darci Taylor

Pinsky, Rinzel
"Intrinsic and Network Rhythmogenesis in a Reduced Traub Model for CA3 Neurons,"
Journal of Computational Neuroscience(1994) vol. 1, 39-60

Copies will be distributed.
Darci's Note: "I would like people to read pages 39, 40, 41, 42, 43- up to the part about synaptic interactions, which won't be relevant for the single cell stuff, then pick back up on the results portion of 45, 46, 47, and 48 - up to the part about response to steady somatic current injection. I will be discussing figure 1A and figure 3."

Jan. 30

JC II: Blerta Shtylla

C.S. Peskin, G. M. Odell, and G. F. Oster
"Cellular motions and thermal fluctuations: the Brownian ratchet."
Biophys J. (1993) July, vol. 65, num. 1, 316-324
Link to PDF

Feb. 6

JC I: Chris Remien

Robert A. Armstrong; Richard McGehee
"Competitive Exclusion"
The American Naturalist (1980), Feb., vol. 115, no. 2, pp. 151-170
Link to PDF
Chris's Note: Read only the intro, sections 1 and 2, and the summary.

Feb. 13

JC II: Dane Maxfield

Klumpp and Lipowsky
"Cooperative cargo transport by several molecular motors."
PNAS (2005) November, vol. 102, no. 48, pp. 17284-17289
Link to PDF

Feb. 20

JC I: Jay Newby

K. J. Painter, P. K. Maini, and H. G. Othmer
"Stripe Formation in Juvenile Pomacanthus Explained by a Generalized Turing Mechanism with Chemotaxis"
PNAS,(1999) vol. 96, issue 10, 5549-5554, Developmental Biology
Link to PDF

Mar. 6

JC I: Erica Graham

Jonathan A. Sherratt, J. D. Murray
"Models of Epidermal Wound Healing,"
Proceedings: Biological Sciences (1990) July, vol. 241, no. 1300, pp. 29-36
Link to PDF

Mar. 13

JC II: Sean Laverty

van de Koppel, Rietkerk, Dankers, and Herman
"Scale-dependent feedback and regular spatial patterns in young mussel beds."
The American Naturalist (2005) March, vol. 165, no. 3, E66-E77
Link to PDF

Mar. 27

JC II: Noelle Conforti

J.P. Hughes, G.P. Garnett, and L. Koutsky
"The Theoretical Population-Level Impact of a Prophylactic Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine,"
Epidemiology(2002) November, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 631-639
Link to PDF

Apr. 3

JC I: Brittany Bannish

A.C.L. Barnard, L. Lopez and J. D. Hellums
"Basic Theory of Blood Flow in Capillaries"
Microvascular Research(1968), vol. 1, pp. 23-34
Note: hard copies will be distributed.

Apr. 10

JC I: Eli Bogart

Marileen Dogterom and Stanislas Leibler
"Physical Aspects of the Growth and Regulation of Microtubule Structures."
Phys Rev Lett , vol. 70, pp. 1347-1350
Link to PDF

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Mathematical Biology Program
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