How intrinsic noise affects a pattern-forming mechanism? This has been studied extensively on the reaction-diffusion (RD) equation. Brooks and Bressloff (2016) developed C. elegans synaptic site pattern forming mechanism by introducing a reaction-diffusion-advection (RDA) equation. However, it has been still unknown what is the role of intrinsic fluctuation in the RDA stochastic pattern formation. In the upcoming paper, HK and Bressloff address this question by carrying out a system-size expansion of the RDA master equation.
HK has been chosen as the recipient of the BioFire Scholar Award for Summer 2020!
HK have been selected to receive the University of Utah Mathematics Department Summer 2019 Research Fellowship!