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AMS 332, Computational Modeling of Physiological Systems

Catalog Description:  Students in AMS/BIO 332 will learn how simple quantitative models can be used to understand the behavior of living systems.  Topics will extend from the lysis/ lysogeny decision-making pathway of viruses to the neural coding of sensory stimuli and the neurobiology of behavior.  This highly interdisciplinary course will involve modeling projects in MATLAB that will be of interest to students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Psychology, Applied Math and Statistics, Computer Sciences and Physics. Further details are provided in the BIO 332 course listing in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students desiring more information or a detailed syllabus can contact either Giancarlo  LaCamera(Neurobiology and Behavioral Science,  Giancarlo.LaCamera@stonybrook.edu ) or David Green (Applied Mathematics and Statistics,  David.Green@stonybrook.edu ).

Prerequisite:  AMS 161/ MAT 132 (Calculus II) or a comparable course that provides exposure to the use of partial differential equations, as well as at least one course that has provided an introduction to the physical and chemical basis of biological systems (BIO 202  or BIO 203  or CHE 132  or PHY 127  or PHY 132).

3 credits

THIS COURSE IS STAFFED AND CONTROLLED BY THE NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT.  ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE UNDERGRADUATE NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE OFFICE.

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