MBell

Miriam
Bell
Research Description: 

My current research focuses on computationally modelling calcium signaling in dendritic spines located on neurons. I'm specifically interested in how geometry affects the spatial and temporal dynamics of AMPA receptors and thus long term potential (LTP) and long term depression (LTD), which can be markers of memory and learning. We hope this research can help link dendrititc spine shape with its function and behavior.

Graduate Program: 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department(s): 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering