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Michael J Jenista, Graduate Student

I work in dynamical systems, mainly from a topological viewpoint. I am researching biological oscillators and networks with John Harer.

Please note: Michael has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  (274E) Physics
Office Phone:  (919)-660-2855
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:
Starting Year:   2005  
Advisor(s):   John Harer



Applied Math
Research Interests: dynamical systems, networks, Morse theory, Conley index

Current projects: biological oscillators, transcription networks

I am currently working on the application of the Conley Index to biological dynamics. The Conley Index is a generalization of Morse Theory, and lends itself to computer work. I am employing software developed by Konstantin Mischaikow, Pawel Pilarczyk, Marian Mrozek, and others to study dynamical changes in coupled oscillator networks over various parameter ranges.

Areas of Interest:

dynamical systems
morse theory
conley index


dynamical systems • dynamics • morse theory • conley index • networks
ph: 919.660.2800
fax: 919.660.2821

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