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Ekaterina Gribkova

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Contact Information

414 Burrill Hall
407 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Interests

Computational Neuroscience: Computational Models of Behavior, Computational Models of Neural Plasticity

Research Description

My research advisor is Dr. Rhanor Gillette, and my research is currently focused on computational models of behavior. I have recently developed ASIMOV, a model for addiction, that is built upon Cyberslug software. ASIMOV includes homeostatic mechanisms in the reward circuitry of a virtual forager, which demonstrates addictive processes such as desensitization, withdrawal, and cravings. I am also interested in modeling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity.



Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Focus: Computational Neuroscience)

B.S. in Mathematics, and in Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Courses Taught

MCB 462: Integrative Neuroscience (Spring 2018-2020)

MCB 314: Introduction to Neurobiology (Fall 2019)

MCB 253: Experimental Techniques in Cellular Biology (Fall 2018)