Niklas Brake

PhD Rotation Student

Niklas Brake completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University, graduating with a degree in Honours Applied Mathematics as well as with minors in Neuroscience and Computer Science. During his undergrad, he worked in Dr. Ed Ruthazer's lab, analyzing calcium imaging data to understand circuit development, and then with Dr. Anmar Khadra, modelling the firing patterns of Purkinje Cells. Following his B.Sc., Niklas stayed at McGill to pursue a PhD in Quantitive Life Sciences and is currently a rotation student in the Bowie Lab, where the aim of his work is to develop mathematical models for voltage-gated sodium channels. Awards and Scholarships: NSERC-Create in Complex Dynamics Graduate Scholarship, $52000 / 2 yrs (2018); James McGill Scholarship, $3000 (2014).