Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Office: Sond 401
email: massa2@umbc.edu
Short Bio
I am a PhD candidate in the applied mathematics program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at
UMBC. My research interests are in mathematical
biology, neuroscience, and dynamical systems. I am currently studying the lamprey
central pattern generator for locomotion.
Education
2006–2010 BS in Mathematics, Salisbury University
2010–2011 Master's program in Applied Mathematics, UMBC
Thesis Title: ''Effect of parity on boundedness of orbits in
Lotka-Volterra food chains"
2012–present Doctoral program in Applied Mathematics
Thesis Title: "Stability of lamprey locomotion and the importance of
sensory feedback"
Publications
N. Massarelli, G. Clapp, K. Hoffman, T. Kiemel, "Entrainment ranges for chains of
forced neural and phase oscillators," Submitted.
N. Massarelli, A. Yau, K. Hoffman, T. Kiemel, E. Tytell, "Understanding locomotor
rhythm in the lamprey central pattern generator," Advances in the Mathematical
Sciences: Research from the 2015 Association for Women in Mathematics Symposium, 2015,
Accepted.
N. Massarelli, K. Hoffman, J.P. Previte, "Effect of parity on productivity and
sustainability of Lotka-Volterra food chains," J. Math. Bio., 2014, 69(6), 1609-1626.
DOI: 10.1007/s00285-013-0746-7.
Current Teaching
Fall 2015 Math 151: Calculus I
Office Hours:Tu 2-4, W 12-2