Dr. Jacob Manjarrez

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tandy School of Computer Science
University of Tulsa
jrm8361 at utulsa.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D., 2012, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advisor: Dr. Robert L. Matts

B.S., 2003, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

Biographical Information

Dr. Jacob Manjarrez is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Computational Neuroscience and Adaptive Systems (CNAS) lab, which focuses on the investigation of biological and artificial systems that adapt in order to solve problems. He attends to the day-to-day biological related aspects while conducting the in-depth biological investigations as his main training and focus lies in the study of the Caenorhabditis elegans nervous system.

His interests in the overall functionality of the C. elegans nervous system coupled with his biochemical background has opened the doors to a variety of genetic and chemical manipulation of the nervous system.  He has been able to explore many different questions through the utilization of the CNAS lab’s imaging capabilities and adaptive software solutions. He is in charge of training, maintaining and executing imaging related experimentation using the CNAS labs facilities.  His major focus is providing the biological framework as the CNAS lab continues to build models of the nervous system to use in the development of next generation control systems as part of an AFOSR grant.