Welcome to the Brinkman lab!

Thank you for visiting the website of Braden A. W. Brinkman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and a founding member of the Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics at Stony Brook University in New York state.  

My group studies how networks of neurons work together to process, transmit, and perform computations on inputs to the brain. My Ph.D. training is in statistical physics, which influences the approaches I take to studying the collective interactions of neurons.

Above, you can use the menu links to learn more about my research, see my CV, publications list, and contact information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me! 

Lab news & events

May 15, 2023 - New preprint! "Applications of information geometry to spiking neural network behavior," Jacob T. Crosser and Braden A. W. Brinkman [arxiv link]

May, 2023 - Srividya Pattisapu has joined the lab! Vidya will be jointly advised with Dr. Alfredo Fontanini, and will be working on studying the responses of neurons in sensory cortex to perturbative stimulation to probe network responses.

Feb 6, 2023 - New preprint! "Statistically inferred neuronal connections in subsampled neural networks strongly correlate with spike train covariance," Tong Liang and Braden A. W. Brinkman [biorxiv link]

Jan 24, 2023 - The lab's first graduate student successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Statistical Inference and Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Behavior in Stochastic Biological Systems." Congratulations Dr. Tong Liang!

Jan 23, 2023 - New preprint! "Non-perturbative renormalization group analysis of nonlinear spiking networks," Braden A. W. Brinkman. [arxiv link