Mladen Glavinovic was born in Sinj, Croatia, in 1945. He received the B.Eng. degree (electrical engineering) in 1968 and the B.S. degree (physics) in 1971 from the University of Zagreb, the M.S. degree (medical biophysics) in 1974 from the University of Toronto, and the Ph.D. degree (physiology) in 1978 from the McGill University. Glavinovic was a research engineer at the Laboratory of Nuclear Spectroscopy from 1969 to 1971. After gaining his Ph.D. degree, he spent his postdoctoral years (1978-1981) with Dr. Toshio Narahashi (Department of Pharmacology, Northwestern University) and Dr. Ricardo Miledi (Department of Biophysics, University College London). Glavinovic had been an Assistant Professor from 1981 to 1992, and subsequently an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology, McGill University. His laboratory uses classical methods of electrophysiology and amperometry to study the mechanism of secretion in neuroendocrine cells and synapses (peripheral and central). One of the important strengths of his group is the establishment and use of the modern engineering signal processing (wavelet analysis, Kalman?s filtering, and neural networks) and system identification methods to study the secretion processes. Finally, the Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics and continuous (finite element method) simulations are also used extensively and have provided many important insights into various aspects (electrostatic, nanofluidic, elastic, and electromechanical) of these processes.
Biography Updated on 7 July 2011