On the origin of brains and the evolution of bodies: the Adaptable Gut Hypothesis
Lecture delivered at the Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn NY


Data-driven multiscale modeling with NetPyNE: new features and example models
Poster presented at Computational Neuroscience 2020, Online conference

Experiments and modeling of NMDA plateau potentials in cortical pyramidal neurons
Poster presented at Computational Neuroscience 2019, Barcelona, Spain

The shape of thought: data-driven synthesis of neuronal morphology and the search for fundamental parameters of form
Poster presented at Computational Neuroscience 2019, Barcelona, Spain


Embedded ensemble encoding: a hypothesis for reconciling cortical coding strategies

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2018, San Diego, CA.


On the origin of nervous systems: The Versatile Gut Hypothesis

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2017, Washington D.C.


Embedded Ensemble Encoding: A theory of brain cortex function 

Poster presented at Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group: Multiscale Modeling Meeting, Bethesda, MD.


A Unifying Model of the Neocortical Column 4: Morphological Cell Types

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2012, New Orleans, LA.


Data-driven computational synthesis of neuronal morphologies.

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2011, Washington, DC.


Morphologically realistic computational models of rat hindlimb motoneurons and the effects of spinal cord injury. 

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2008, Washington, DC.


Modeling motoneurons and the effects of spinal cord injury.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.


Morphologically realistic computational models of rat hindlimb motoneurons after spinal cord injury. 

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2007San DiegoCA.



Introduction to Engineers Without Borders at Arizona State University.

My final presentation given at an EWB-ASU Public Meeting, Tempe, AZ.


Modeling morphological changes in spinal motoneurons after spinal cord injury to explore changes in electrical behavior

Poster presented at Computational Neuroscience 2007Toronto, Canada.


Engineers Without Borders and the Global Futures Initiative.

Presentation given at Global Futures Initiative Advisory Board Meeting, Tempe, AZ.


Location and 3D reconstruction of motoneurons innervating gastrocnemius medialis and tibialis anterior in the rat.  

Poster presented at Neuroscience 2006, Atlanta, GA.


Modeling neural alterations after spinal cord injury.

Lecture delivered at weekly IGERT Seminar.


Combining experimental and computational neuroscience to explore spinal reflexes following spinal cord injury

Lecture presented at IGERT Research Day at Arizona State University.


Modeling motoneurons after spinal cord injury: Persistent inward currents and plateau potentials

Poster presented at Computational Neuroscience 2004BaltimoreMD.


Modeling motoneurons after spinal cord injury: Persistent inward currents and plateau potentials

Lecture and poster presented at IGERT Research Day at Arizona State University.


Three-dimensional non-invasive wound measurement device

Poster presented at Senior Design Project Competition, Harrington Department of Bioengineering at Arizona State University (Third Place Winner).

                            Rat hindlimb motoneurons labeled via intramuscular injection 
                                     of cholera toxin beta subunit conjugated with fluorescent dye                    

                                        Left:  Sketch of the first visualization of an isolated motoneuron 
                                                  (Deiters, Braunschweig Vieweg,1865)
                                        Right: Modern photomicrograph of an isolated motoneuron
                                                   (Mazzarello, Nat Cell Bio 1(1),1999)

                            Example of a virtual motoneuron generated by my algorithm using 
                                     cat motoneuron basic properties