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The work done in the Hemkin lab involves using mathematics and computing to help unlock the  chemical mysteries of various biochemical processes.


Calcium Oscillations:

Astrocytes appear to have an active role in brain function and signal processing, and the calcium oscillations within these cells have been implicated as a key player in these interactions.


Knots and Oscillation:

We are exploring the possibility that biochemical systems can be analyzed using the ideas surrounding knot theory. 


Rational Design and Neural Networks:

We also have a project that involves using neural networks to help rationally design fluorinated serotonin receptor ligands. 


Student Projects:


Overview of student projects and presentations.


HHMI Grant




Cajal's drawing of neuroglia in the Ammon horn. The darker star shaped images are astrocytes.


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