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Dr. Epaminondas Rosa

Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • PHY 108.Sec 001 College Physics I
  • PHY 108.Sec 002 College Physics I
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Dr. Rosa's teaching experience includes Physics for Engineers, Atoms to Galaxies, Physics I, Thermal Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Dr. Rosa's research work is in the field of nonlinear dynamics with special emphasis on synchronization of complex systems. A particular complex system of interest is networks of neuron. Synchronous networks of neurons are critical in mechanisms associated with rhythmic motions such as mastication, breathing, walking, swimming and flying. Abnormal synchrony has been associated with neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and depression, for example, and in many processes associated with circadian rhythms. In the brain, synchronization is also directly related to memory and information processing. It is therefore difficult to overemphasize the relevance of studies in computational and experimental neuroscience in general, and in those related to synchronization in particular.
  • Ph D - 1993
  • University of Minnesota
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Follmann, R., Rosa, E. & Stein, W. (2015). Dynamics of signal propagation and collision in axons. Phys. Rev. E 92, 032707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032707
  • Rosa, E. Jr., Skilling, Q.M. & Stein, W.* (2014) Effects of Reciprocal Inhibitory Coupling in Model Neurons. Biosystems. 127:73-83.
  • E. Rosa, Jr., Q.M. Skilling, and W. Stein,  "Effects of Reciprocal Inhibitory Coupling in Model Neurons," Biosystems 127, 73 (2015).

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • 06/2013 Cross-Disciplinary Grant Illinois State University ("Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Work on the Stomatogastric Nervous System of the Crab Cancer Borealis to study sensory-motor interactions."). PIs: Dr. Wolfgang Stein (Biology) & Dr. Epaminondas Rosa, Jr. (Physics).