Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Sarah Olson, Advisor

Identifier

etd-050114-161757

Abstract

A Hodgkin-Huxley style system of ODEs was developed to model the ion channel activity of A. punctulata sperm flagellum during exposure to resact during chemotaxis. Empirical data was used in conjunction with parameter estimation methods in an attempt for the model to reproduce realistic Voltage potentials and ion concentrations. The change in calcium concentration is of particular interest, as it is essential in the waveform of the flagellum during chemotaxis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2014-05-01

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

Chemotaxis, Sperm, ODE, Hodgkin-Huxley, A. punctulata

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