Student:Allen J. Stewart
School:Humboldt State University
Research Area: Biomedical Engineering
Project Name:Bistability in Particular Chemical Reaction Networks
Mentor:Stanley Dunn, Rutgers University

Project Description

In a recent paper, Martin Feinberg and Gheorghe Craciun defined properties for a model of chemical reactions called a Species Reaction graph (SR-graph) which imply monostability. These properties only determine if a chemical reaction network has the capacity for bistability and do not provide any necessary conditions on bistable networks. The purpose of this research is to provide necessary conditions for bistability on a particular class of chemical reaction networks.