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Michael RempeMichael Rempe

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4621
Fax: 509.777.4633
Office Location: Eric Johnston Science Center 211


Ph.D., M.S. Northwestern University
B.S. University of Colorado, Boulder

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Diverse neural systems; sleep

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: co-wrote "A Mathematical Model of the Sleep/Wake Cycle," in the Journal of Mathematical Biology (2010); co-wrote "A Model of Direction Selectivity in the Starburst Amacrine Cell Network," in the Journal of Computational Neuroscience (2010); co-wrote, "A mathematical model of signal propagation in the starburst amacrine cell network," in the Journal of Computational Neuroscience (2010); co-wrote "A Mathematical Model of the Sleep/Wake Cycle," in J Math Biol (2009); co-wrote "Compartmental Neural Simulations with Spatial Adaptivity," in J Comp Neuro (2008); co-wrote "A Predictor-Corrector Algorithm for Reaction-Diffusion Equations Associated with Neural Activity on Branched Structures," in SIAM J. Sci. Comput (2006).

Presentations include: "The 25 Billion Dollar Vector and the Mathematics of Web Search," at the Spokane Regional Math Colloquium, Gonzaga University (2010); presented a poster, "A Mathematical Model of the Human Sleep/Wake Cycle," at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (2008); presented a poster, "Modeling Chloride Cotransporter-dependent Direction Selectivity in the Network of Retinal Starburst Amacrine Cells," at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (2007).

Received IGERT Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Complex Systems Fellowship (2001-04); won an honorable mention in COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling (1999).