EducationPhD, Brown University (Division of Applied Mathematics) (1996)
Dr. Rubin's research focuses on computational modeling of networks of coupled neurons. He is particularly interested in how intrinsic cellular properties combine with synaptic properties, such as plasticity and architecture of connections, to generate neuronal activity patterns. Dr. Rubin is currently using simulations and theoretical analysis to elucidate how the modulation of such patterns contributes to movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, and to pacemaking, as occurs in respiratory rhythms. He also considers more abstract questions of how various network components interact to produce complicated dyamic patterns such as bursts and mixed-mode oscillations, often involving multiple timescales.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
V.L. Corbit*, T.C. Whalen*, K.T. Zitelli, S.Y. Crilly, J.E. Rubin**, A.H. Gittis**, "Pallidostriatal projections promote beta oscillations in a dopamine-depleted biophysical network model", J. Neurosci., 36: 5556-5571, 2016.
B. Letson and J.E. Rubin, "A new frame for an old (phase) portrait: finding rivers and other flow features in the plane", SIAM. J. Appl. Dyn. Syst., 17(4), 2414-2445, 2018.