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Special Topics in Biological Dynamics
APC 591, Fall 2001

Meets: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:40-4:00PM, starting Sept. 13
Lewis Thomas Laboratory Rm. 118

Computer Labs, Schultz Lab Room 106, Wednesdays 2:40-4:00PM, Fridays 2:40-4:00PM, starting Sept. 19

Questions? Email Jeff Moehlis , Course TA, at

The course is coordinated by J. J. Hopfield , Dept. of Molecular Biology .

Unit 1: Models of Action Potential Generation and Neural Circuits
D. W. Tank, Depts. of Molecular Biology and Physics

Unit 2: Biological Pattern Formation
E. C. Cox , Dept. of Molecular Biology

Unit 3: Dynamics of Disease
S. A. Levin , Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Unit 4: Intracellular Networks
W. S. Bialek, Dept. of Physics

Guest Lecturers include:

J. J. Hopfield , Dept. of Molecular Biology
S. Y. Shvartsman, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
M. A. Nowak , Program in Theoretical Biology , Institute for Advanced Study
J. G. Dushoff, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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