Refereed Journal Articles

R. J. Butera, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. "Models of respiratory rhythm generation in the pre-Botzinger complex: I. Bursting pacemaker neurons." Journal of Neurophysiology (1999) In Press.

R. J. Butera, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. "Models of respiratory rhythm generation in the pre-Botzinger complex: II. Populations of coupled pacemakers." Journal of Neurophysiology (1999) In Press.

R. O. Dror, C. C. Canavier, R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "A mathematical criterion based on phase response curves for stability in a ring of coupled oscillators." Biological Cybernetics (1999) 80:11-23.

R. J. Butera. "Multirhythmic bursting." Chaos. (1998) 8:274-284. [LOCAL Abstract]

C. C. Canavier, R. J. Butera, D. A. Baxter, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Phase response characteristics of model neurons determine which patterns are expressed in a ring circuit model of gait generation." Biological Cybernetics. (1997) 77:367-380. [PubMed Abstract]   [Journal Abstract]

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Transient responses of a modeled bursting neuron: analysis with equilibrium and averaged nullclines." Biological Cybernetics (1997) 77:307-322.  [Journal Abstract]

S. S. Demir, R. J. Butera, A. A. DeFranceschi, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Phase-sensitivity and entrainment in a modeled bursting neuron." Biophysical Journal (1997) 72:579-594.  [PubMed Abstract]   [Journal Abstract]

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Dissection and reduction of a modeled bursting neuron." Journal of Computational Neuroscience (1996) 3:199-223.  [PubMed Abstract]

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, D. A. Baxter, C. C. Canavier, and J. H. Byrne. "Analysis of the effects of modulatory agents on a modeled bursting neuron: dynamic interactions between voltage and calcium-dependent mechanisms." Journal of Computational Neuroscience (1995) 2:19-44. [PubMed Abstract]

Book Chapters

R. J. Butera, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. ``Novel Frequency Control in a Population of Bursting Neurons with Excitatory Synaptic Coupling.'' Computational Neuroscience, Trends in Research 1998, pp. 301-6, J. Bower, ed. Plenum Press, New York.

D. A. Baxter, C. C. Canavier, H. A. Lechner, R. J. Butera, A. A. DeFranceschi, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. ``Coexisting Stable Oscillatory States in Single Cell and Multicellular Neuronal Oscillators.'' Oscillations in Neural Systems, D. Levine, V. Brown, and T. Shirley, eds. Erlbaum Assoc., New Jersey, In Press.

Conference Presentations

Abstracts/Proceedings published where noted

R. J. Butera, C. G. Wilson, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. "Implementation of a fast dynamic clamp using RT-Linux." FASEB Exerimental Biology 1999, Washington, DC. April 17-21, 1999.

R. J. Butera, C. DelNegro, S. M. Johnson, C. O. Trouth, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. "Role of excitatory coupling and cellular heterogeneity in respiratory rhythm generation in the pre-Botzinger complex." FASEB Exerimental Biology 1999, Washington, DC. April 17-21, 1999.

R. J. Butera, S. M. Johnson, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. "Cellular Heterogeneity increases the dynamic input range of oscillations in a biological neural network." Dynamics Days, Atlanta, GA. January 6-9, 1999.

R. J. Butera, J. C. Smith, and J. Rinzel. "Mechanisms for synchronized bursting of pacemaker neurons in the pre-Botzinger complex: Computational models and experimental observations." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 7-12, 1998. Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1998, 24:874.

R.J. Butera, J. Rinzel, and J. C. Smith. "Synchronization and frequency-control of bursting neurons with excitatory synaptic coupling." Neuronal Mechanisms for Generating Locomotor Activity, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, March 20-23.

R. J. Butera, J. C. Smith, and J. Rinzel. "Rhythm generation and sychronization in a population of bursting neurons with excitatory synaptic coupling: a model for the respiratory oscillator kernel." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 25-30, 1997. Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1997, 23:1252.

R. J. Butera. "Coexisting stable bursting solutions in models of electrically excitable bursting cells." Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, August 3-6, 1997.

R. J. Butera, J. C. Smith, and J. Rinzel. "Synchronization and frequency-control of bursting neurons with excitatory synaptic coupling." Sixth Annual Computational Neuroscience 97, Big Sky, Montana, July 6-10, 1997. Extended Abstract.

R. J. Butera, S. S. Demir, A. A. DeFranceschi, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Phase-sensitivity and entrainment in bursting neurons: a simulation study." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. November 16-21, 1996. Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1996, 22:133.

D. A. Baxter, C. C. Canavier, R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Complexity in individual neurons determines which patterns are expressed in a ring circuit model of gait generation." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. November 16-21, 1996. Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1996, 22:1437.

C. C. Canavier, R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Networks of realistic neuronal oscillators may provide improved models of a pattern generation." 14th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. February 8-9, 1996.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Effects of modulators on a bursting neuron: a mathematical analysis." 14th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. February 8-9, 1996.

C. C. Canavier, R. J. Butera, D. A. Baxter, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Networks of physiologically based neuronal oscillators may provide improved models of pattern generation." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 11-16, 1995. Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1995, 21:147.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Evaluation of low-order models of bursting neurons." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 11-16, 1995. Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1995, 21:147.

C. C. Canavier, R. J. Butera, D. A. Baxter, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Networks of physiologically based neuronal oscillators may provide improved models of pattern generation." Neurons, Networks, and Motor Behavior, Tucson, AZ. November 8-11, 1995.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Evaluation of low-order models of bursting neurons." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 11-16, 1995. Neurons, Networks, and Motor Behavior, Tucson, AZ. November 8-11, 1995.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Reduction of a modeled bursting neuron to the essential dynamics underlying the burst cycle." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. October 6-8, 1995. Abstract: Annals of Biomedical Engineering.23:S-92

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark and J. H. Byrne. "Dissection and reduction of a modeled bursting neuron." 13th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. February 16-17, 1995.

S. S. Demir, J. W. Clark, R. J. Butera and J. H. Byrne. "Phase-sensitivity and entrainment in a synaptically driven bursting neuron." 13th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. February 16-17, 1995.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Dissection and reconstruction of a modeled bursting neuron." Dynamics Days, Houston, TX. January 4-7, 1995.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, D. A. Baxter, C. C. Canavier, and J. H. Byrne. "Effects of neuromodulators on the dynamic interactions between voltage and calcium-dependent mechanisms." Abstract: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Miami, FL. November 13-18, 1994. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1994, 20:1201.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Mathematical analysis of modulatory and bursting mechanisms in a model of Aplysia neuron R15." IFAC Symposium on Modeling and Control in Biomedical Systems, Galveston, TX. March 27-30, 1994. Abstract: Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium: Modeling and Control in Biomedical Systems, 1994, pp. 507-508.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, and J. H. Byrne. "Analysis of bursting and neuromodulation in a model of neuron R15 in Aplysia." 12th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. February 10-11, 1994.

R. J. Butera, J. W. Clark, R. B. Clark, and W. R. Giles. "Adequacy of the whole-cell patch-clamp technique in measuring sodium currents in cardiac cells: a simulation study." 11th Annual Houston Conference on Biome dical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. February 11-12, 1993.

Invited Talks

"A functional role for cellular heterogeneity in a biological neural network." Krasnow Institute of Advanced Study, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. March, 1999.

"Respiratory rhythm generation in the pre-Botzinger complex of mammals: Model interpretations of experimental findings." Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Worcester, MA. June, 1998.

"Computational models of electrical activity in respiratory neurons." Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. April, 1998.

"Origin of bioelectric activity." Dept. of Engineering Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. January, 1998.

"Computational models of respiratory rhythm generation in the pre-Botzinger Complex." Dept. of Physiology, University of Nevada-Reno Medical School, Reno, NV. January 1998.

"Analysis and reduction of complex modeled bursting neurons." Mathematical Research Branch, NIDDK, NIH. Bethesda, MD. December, 1995.

Invited Participant

Emerging Applications of Dynamical Systems: Computational Neuroscience Workshop. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. January 17-23, 1998.

Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Conference, Snowbird, UT. August 4-6, 1995.



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