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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Raymon M. Glantz
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
 
e-mail:rmg@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Psychology, Biology (1963) Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y., Brooklyn, New York
  • M.S. Physiology, Psychology (1964) Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
  • Ph.D. (1967) Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
 
Primary Department
   Department of BioSciences
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Keck Center for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
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    Research Areas
     Neurophysiology, computational biology, sensory information processing, neural networks.
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Glantz, R.M. "The distribution of polarization sensitivity in the crayfish retinula." J. Comp. Physiol., 193 (2007) : 893-991.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., Miller, C.S., and Johnson, D. "Information processing in a neural system." Neurocomputing (2007) In Press

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Schroeter, J.P. "Orientation by polarized light in the crayfish dorsal light reflex: Behavioral and neurophysiological studies." J. Comp. Physiol. A., 193 (2007) : 371-384.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Schroeter, J.P. "Polarization contrast and motion deection." J. Comp. Physiol. A., 192 (2006) : 905-914.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Schroeter, J.P. "Encoder adaptation modulates the visual responses of crayfish interneurons." J. Neurophysiol., 92 (2004) : 327-340.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Schroeter, J.P. "Gain control and precision in crayfish visual interneurons: Analysis and simulation." J. Neurophysiol., 92 (2004) : 2747-2761.

     
     

    Rozell, C.J., Johnson, D.H., and Glantz, R.M. "Measuring information transfer in the spike generator of crayfish sustaining fibers." Biol. Cybern., 90 (2004) : 89-97.

     
     

    Rozell, C.J., Johnson, D.H., and Glantz, R.M. "Information processing during transient responses in the crayfish visual system." Neurocomputing (2002) In Press

     
     

    Miller, C.S., Johnson, D.H., Schroeter, J.P., Myint, L., and Glantz, R.M. "Visual signals in an optomoter reflex: Systems and information theoretic analysis." J. Comput. Neurosci., 13 (2002) : 5-21.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Schroeter, J.P. "A nonlinear encoder in crayfish sustaining fibers." Neurocomputing, 44 (2002) : 109-114.

     
     Book chapters
     

    Glantz, R. "Signal processing in the crayfish optic lobe." The Crustacean Nervous System (2002) : 486-498.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Barnes, W.J.P. "Visual systems: Neural mechanisms and visual behavior." K. Wiese (ed), Crustacean Experimental Systems in Neurobiology (2002) : 203-226.

     
     Other
     

    Glantz, R.M. "Polarization Analysis in the Crayfish Visual System." J. Exp. Biol., 204 (2001) : 2383-2390.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., Miller, C.S., and Johnson, D. "Information Processing in a Neural System." Neurocomputing (in press)

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Schroeter, J.P. "A Nonlinear Encoder in Crayfish Sustaining Fiber."  (in press)

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., Miller, C.S., and Nassel, D.R. "Tachykinin-related Peptide and GABA-mediated Presynaptic Inhibition of Crayfish Photoreceptors." J. Neuroscience, 20 (2000) : 1780-1790.

     
     

    Johnson, D.H., Gruner, C.M., and Glantz, R.M. "Quantifying Information Transfer in Spike Generation." Neurocomputing, 33 (2000) : 1047-1054.

     
     

    Miller, C.S., and Glantz, R.M. "Visual Adaptation Modulates a Potassium Conductance in Retinular Cells of the Crayfish." Visual Neuroscience, 17 (2000) : 353-368.

     
     

    Bartels, A., and Glantz, R.M. "A Cellular Model of Directionally Selective Visual Motion Detection in Crayfish Tangential Cells." Neurocomputing, 27 (1999) : 53-59.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and Bartels, A. "A Cellular Model for the Mechanism of Directionally Selective Visual Motion Detection in Crayfish Tangential Cells." Computational Neuroscience -- Trends in Research 1999 (1999) : 53-60.

     
     

    Glantz, R., and Miller, J. "Only Neurons Can Read Neural Codes." Abstracts of Satellite Symposium of Society for Neuroscience (1998) : 62.

     
     

    Glantz, R.M. "Novel Shift in the Half-activation of a Potassium Channel in the Crayfish Photoreceptor during Light Adaptation." Soc. for Neurosci. Abstracts, Abst. #404.11 (Oct. (1997))

     
     

    Glantz, R.M. "Pharmacology of Visual Directional Selectivity and the Time Course of Inhibition in Crayfish Tan1 Neurons." Soc. for Neurosci. Abstracts, Abst. #651.12 (Oct. (1997))

     
     

    Glantz, R.M., and McIsaac, A. "A Two-channel Polarization Analyzer in the Sustaining Fiber-dimmer Fiber Ensemble of the Crayfish Visual System." J. Neurophysiol., 80 (1998) : 2571-2583.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Oculomotor Control by Polarized Light in Crayfish: Behavior and Neural Mechanisms." Gordon Conference, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. (June 28, 2005)

     
     

    "Polarization Vision in Crayfish: A Segmentation Paradigm." Symposium in Honor of Jim Larimer, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. (October 29, 2005)

     
     

    "Information Processing during Transient Responses in Crayfish Visual System." Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (2002)

     
     Other
     

    "Analysis and Simulation of Visual Motion Detection." Colloquium of the Biological Sciences, University of North Texas. (October, 2000)

     
     

    "Information Processing in a Neural System." 9th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Brugge, Belgium. (August, 2000) With S. Miller and D.M. Johnson

     
     

    "Measurement and Simulation of Stimulus and Response in the Dorsal Light Reflex of the Crayfish." 9th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Brugge, Belgium. (August, 2000) With C. Miller

     
     

    "The Analysis of Polarized Light by the Crayfish Visual System." Symposium on Ultra Violet and Polarized Light Vision, University of Victoria, BC. (June, 2000)

     
     

    "A Model of Motion and Polarization Vision in the Crayfish." Division of Biological Sciences, UT Medical School, San Antonio, Texas. (April 1999)

     
     

    "Quantifying Information Transfer in Spike Generation." Computation Neuroscience -- CNS 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (July 1999)

     
     

    "Only Neurons Read Neural Codes." Symposium in Dynamical Neuroscience, Los Angeles, California. (November 1998)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Heather A. Myler, Ph.D. Heparanase and Platelet Factor-4 Induce Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation and Migration via Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Release from the Extracellular Matrix: Implications in the Testenosis Process. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lei Tang, Ph.D. A Cell Number-Counting Factor Regulating Group Size in Dictyostelium discoideum. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

     C. Steven Miller, Ph.D. A Description of an Optomotor Reflex Using Methods from Control Theory, Cross-Correlation Analysis, and Information Theory. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     James Yager, Ph.D. Control of Perineurial Glial Growth in Drosophila melanogaster. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Attendee, Colloquium of the Biological Sciences, University of North Texas (October, 2000)

     Attendee, Symposium on Ultra Violet and Polarized Light Vision, University of Victoria, BC (June, 2000)

     Organizer, 9th Annual Computational Neuoscience Meeting, Brugge, Belgium (August, 2000)

     Attendee, Biomedical Engineering, Houston, Texas (March 1999)