Janelia Research Campus
Dr. Abbott is a senior fellow at the Janelia Research Campus.
Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neurons and Neural Networks
Larry Abbott is a senior fellow at the Janelia Research Campus. Abbott uses computational modeling and mathematical analysis to study neurons and neural networks. His work draws on analytical techniques and computer simulation to explore how single neurons respond to synaptic inputs, how neurons interact in neural circuits, and how large networks of neurons represent, store and process information. Prior to his work in theoretical neuroscience, Abbott worked as an electrical engineer and then a theoretical particle physicist. He studied physics at Oberlin College, and has a PhD in physics from Brandeis University with postdoctoral work at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and at CERN. At Janelia, Abbott continues his theoretical studies including work on hippocampal place cells.