Galán Lab


Principal Investigator
Roberto Fernández Galán, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Case Western Reserve University, School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Phone: (001) 216 368 0811 (Office), (001) 216 368 0546 (Lab)
Email: rfgalan at case dot edu


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Research

We combine theoretical, computational, and experimental methods to investigate several topics in systems biology and neuroscience. Current and recent research projects include:


Data Analysis & Signal Processing
• Heart rate variability and autonomic imbalance in epilepsy. [more]

• Lack of consciousness and EEG waves.

• Detecting autism from large-scale brain activity. [more] [even more] Talk Video

Theoretical & Computational Biology
• Relationship between network oscillations and functional brain connectivity. [more]

• Efficient simulation of stochastic ion-channel gating in the neuron's membrane. [more]

• Quantification and modeling of cardio-respiratory coupling (in collaboration with Yee-Hsee Hsieh, TED Dick and Frank Jacono). [more]

Electrophysiology
• Serotonergic modulation of spontaneous activity in the neocortex. [more]

• Abnormal neural network connectivity and dynamics in the brain of serotonin deficiency mice. [more]

Some highlights of past research include:

• Role of ERK signaling on single-cell and cortical-network excitability. [more]

• Effect of colored noise on the frequency of neuronal and electrical oscillators. [more]

• Spontaneous activity and neural network architecture. [more]

• Neuronal synchronization in the respiratory pattern generator. [more]

• Optimal stimuli and spike-time reliability. [more]

• Stochastic synchronization: a robust mechanism to generate beta/gamma oscillations. [more]

• Phase-oscillator models of single-neuron dynamics. [more]

• Mechanisms underlying the emergence of synchronized neural assemblies. [more]

• Numerical solution of the Fokker-Planck equation with the finite element method. [more]

• Attractors of network dynamics in the olfactory system of an insect. [more]

• Memory traces and Hebbian reverberations in an insect's brain. [more]



Roberto's webpage at the School of Engineering.



Last update: February 2016