US Fulbright-Nehru Alumnus develops Mathematical Model on Neural Mechanisms

Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Program, 2009-10 alumnus, Amitabha Bose has developed a mathematical model on neural mechanisms. During his Fulbright-Nehru tenure at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, Bose started working on developing A mathematical model towards understanding the mechanism of neuronal regulation of waking-NREMS-REMS states. He has derived a new mathematical model that helps explain how certain brain regions behave during different stages of sleep, REM and non-REM, and also during wake. Under a National Science Foundation grant, currently he is studying the electrical properties of neurons and what gives rise to the oscillations in the membrane potential. Along with his collaborators Bose is using both mathematical models and electrophysiological experiments to derive new ideas on how certain currents participate in the generation of oscillations.


Amitabh Bose is professor of mathematical sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.