Christopher MacDonald

UC San Diego , 2011
Ph.D. , Bioengineering
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San Diego


Chris is currently a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. His research involves the development of novel mathematical algorithms to describe calcium signaling in astrocytes in the central nervous system (CNS) under normal and disease conditions. He hopes to use this to contribute to research in combating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and increase the understanding of how complex signaling processes in the CNS work together. His interests include using information theory and multi-scale models to analyze and interpret data to determine the information content of diverse signaling processes in the CNS.


UC San Diego

Ph.D. , Bioengineering

Class of 2011

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