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:
 Education:
 Specialties:

Topology
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 dynamics morse theory conley index networks
 Keywords:
dynamical systems • dynamics • morse theory • conley index • networks
