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Agent-based and continuum models of stripe formation on zebrafish

Semester: 
Spring 2016
Seminar Date: 
Monday, April 25 1:30pm - 6:15pm at Brown
Speaker: 
Alexandria Volkening (Brown University)

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a small fish with distinctive black and yellow stripes that form due to the interaction of different pigment cells. Working closely with the biological data, we present an agent-based model for these stripes that accounts for the migration, differentiation, and death of three types of pigment cells. The development of both wild-type and mutated patterns will be discussed, as well as the non-local continuum limit associated with the model.
(work is with Bjorn Sandstede)