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JACOB STURDY

I am a student in the Biomathematics program at NCSU. My research is currently focused on developing and validating models related to the transduction of blood pressure into a neural signal. We have developed various dynamical models of the baroreceptor neurons varying in scale and details of targeted model functionality. In the process of validating these models we have used parameter estimation techniques, sensitivity analysis as well as qualitative analysis of the model funcitonality in comparison to key qualitative features shown in experimental studies of the baroreceptors. These efforts are part of a broader research interest in developing dynamical systems models of physiological processes in a variety of biological systems. In particular I am interested in integrating physiological data from multiple scales and experiments to motivate improvements in understanding of biological systems and quantifying the certainty of a given model in accounting for a particular phenomenon or data set.