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Bryce Beverlin II

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BRYCE BEVERLIN II, PhD (2014-2015)

Bryce is a biophysicist with a PhD in Physics, a BS in Physics and Astrophysics, and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. He conducted cross-disciplinary research in Dr. Tay Netoff's lab in Biomedical Engineering, investigating the role of neural oscillations in the brain related to epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Bryce designed and built a realistic model of a closed-loop feedback system using deep-brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. His research synthesizes neurophysics, mathematical modeling, and medical device development. He has published in the Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Frontiers of Systems Neuroscience, Frontiers of Computational Neuroscience and Springer books.

During undergraduate studies, Bryce gained valuable experience managing clinical data at Guidant Corporation. He participated in the methods in which medical devices are developed, optimized, tested, and ultimately deployed for the treatment of heart disease. These experiences were an essential step in his path to applying physics in the medical field.

Outside of science academia, Bryce has consulted for several projects, most interestingly as "The Physicist" with the Body Cartography's production of "½ life," a multidisciplinary work for the stage centered on the development of nuclear energy. He has delivered several public scientific lectures around the country and is currently developing an educational video program.

Bryce is also a musician, an active free improviser, producer, and musical entrepreneur. In 1998 he started Insides Music, a record label that has grown by releasing experimental recordings from around the world. Bryce has been playing music since the age of three on piano, achieved numerous awards, appears on over 100 recordings, and earned a Bachelors of Music from Northwestern University in 2000. He has performed in Europe and extensively in the United States under his own name and with various ensembles.

When he is not playing with science or music, Bryce enjoys the outdoors with his wife Romina, traveling, hiking, and swimming, especially when visiting family in Hawaii.

 

(Last updated August 2014)

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