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    Wouter Rappel

    TitleSenior Lecturer
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentPhysics
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0374
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-822-1357
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      Patient-directed Computational Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation
      NIH R01HL122384Jan 12, 2015 - Dec 31, 2018
      Role: Principal Investigator
      CHEMOTAXIS IN DICTYOSTELIUM DISCOIDEUM: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH
      NIH P01GM078586Jul 1, 2006 - Jul 31, 2017
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Alhusseini M, Vidmar D, Meckler GL, Kowalewski C, Shenasa F, Wang PJ, Narayan SM, Rappel W. Two Independent Mapping Techniques Identify Rotational Activity Patterns at Sites of Local Termination during Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Feb 10. PMID: 28185348.
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      2. Kulawiak DA, Camley BA, Rappel W. Modeling Contact Inhibition of Locomotion of Colliding Cells Migrating on Micropatterned Substrates. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Dec; 12(12):e1005239. PMID: 27984579.
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      3. Vidmar D, Narayan SM, Krummen DE, Rappel W. Determining conduction patterns on a sparse electrode grid: Implications for the analysis of clinical arrhythmias. Phys Rev E. 2016 Nov; 94(5-1):050401. PMID: 27967050.
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      4. Lombardo DM, Fenton FH, Narayan SM, Rappel W. Comparison of Detailed and Simplified Models of Human Atrial Myocytes to Recapitulate Patient Specific Properties. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Aug; 12(8):e1005060. PMID: 27494252; PMCID: PMC4975409.
      5. Camley BA, Zimmermann J, Levine H, Rappel W. Collective Signal Processing in Cluster Chemotaxis: Roles of Adaptation, Amplification, and Co-attraction in Collective Guidance. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jul; 12(7):e1005008. PMID: 27367541.
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      6. Camley BA, Zimmermann J, Levine H, Rappel W. Emergent Collective Chemotaxis without Single-Cell Gradient Sensing. Phys Rev Lett. 2016 Mar 4; 116(9):098101. PMID: 26991203.
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      7. Zimmermann J, Camley BA, Rappel W, Levine H. Contact inhibition of locomotion determines cell-cell and cell-substrate forces in tissues. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 8; 113(10):2660-5. PMID: 26903658.
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      8. Bhowmik A, Rappel W, Levine H. Excitable waves and direction-sensing in Dictyostelium discoideum: steps towards a chemotaxis model. Phys Biol. 2016; 13(1):016002. PMID: 26824302.
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      9. Rappel W. Cell-cell communication during collective migration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 9; 113(6):1471-3. PMID: 26802125.
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      10. Wang C, Hu H, Qin X, Zeise B, Xu D, Rappel W, Boron WF, Schroeder JI. Reconstitution of CO2 Regulation of SLAC1 Anion Channel and Function of CO2-Permeable PIP2;1 Aquaporin as CARBONIC ANHYDRASE4 Interactor. Plant Cell. 2016 Feb; 28(2):568-82. PMID: 26764375.
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      11. Vidmar D, Narayan SM, Rappel W. Phase synchrony reveals organization in human atrial fibrillation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Dec 15; 309(12):H2118-26. PMID: 26475585.
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      12. Engineer CB, Hashimoto-Sugimoto M, Negi J, Israelsson-Nordström M, Azoulay-Shemer T, Rappel W, Iba K, Schroeder JI. CO2 Sensing and CO2 Regulation of Stomatal Conductance: Advances and Open Questions. Trends Plant Sci. 2016 Jan; 21(1):16-30. PMID: 26482956.
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      13. Rappel W, Zaman JA, Narayan SM. Mechanisms for the Termination of Atrial Fibrillation by Localized Ablation: Computational and Clinical Studies. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Dec; 8(6):1325-33. PMID: 26359479.
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      14. Krummen DE, Hayase J, Vampola SP, Ho G, Schricker AA, Lalani GG, Baykaner T, Coe TM, Clopton P, Rappel W, Omens JH, Narayan SM. Modifying Ventricular Fibrillation by Targeted Rotor Substrate Ablation: Proof-of-Concept from Experimental Studies to Clinical VF. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct; 26(10):1117-26. PMID: 26179310.
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      15. Hu H, Rappel W, Occhipinti R, Ries A, Böhmer M, You L, Xiao C, Engineer CB, Boron WF, Schroeder JI. Distinct Cellular Locations of Carbonic Anhydrases Mediate Carbon Dioxide Control of Stomatal Movements. Plant Physiol. 2015 Oct; 169(2):1168-78. PMID: 26243620.
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      16. Gonzales MJ, Vincent KP, Rappel W, Narayan SM, McCulloch AD. Structural contributions to fibrillatory rotors in a patient-derived computational model of the atria. Europace. 2014 Nov; 16 Suppl 4:iv3-iv10. PMID: 25362167.
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      17. Camley BA, Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Li B, Ben-Jacob E, Levine H, Rappel W. Polarity mechanisms such as contact inhibition of locomotion regulate persistent rotational motion of mammalian cells on micropatterns. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 14; 111(41):14770-5. PMID: 25258412; PMCID: PMC4205601 [Available on 04/14/15].
      18. Tarantola M, Bae A, Fuller D, Bodenschatz E, Rappel W, Loomis WF. Cell Substratum Adhesion during Early Development of Dictyostelium discoideum. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e106574. PMID: 25247557.
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      19. Skoge M, Yue H, Erickstad M, Bae A, Levine H, Groisman A, Loomis WF, Rappel W. Cellular memory in eukaryotic chemotaxis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 7; 111(40):14448-53. PMID: 25249632.
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      20. Schricker AA, Lalani GG, Krummen DE, Rappel W, Narayan SM. Human Atrial Fibrillation Initiates via Organized Rather Than Disorganized Mechanisms. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Oct; 7(5):816-24. PMID: 25217042.
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      21. Hu B, Rappel W, Levine H. How input noise limits biochemical sensing in ultrasensitive systems. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2014 Sep; 90(3):032702. PMID: 25314468.
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      22. Zimmermann J, Hayes RL, Basan M, Onuchic JN, Rappel W, Levine H. Intercellular stress reconstitution from traction force data. Biophys J. 2014 Aug 5; 107(3):548-54. PMID: 25099794; PMCID: PMC4129476 [Available on 08/05/15].
      23. Knoch F, Tarantola M, Bodenschatz E, Rappel W. Modeling self-organized spatio-temporal patterns of PIP3 and PTEN during spontaneous cell polarization. Phys Biol. 2014 Aug; 11(4):046002. PMID: 25024302.
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      24. Camley BA, Rappel W. Velocity alignment leads to high persistence in confined cells. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2014 Jun; 89(6):062705. PMID: 25019812.
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      25. Krummen DE, Hayase J, Morris DJ, Ho J, Smetak MR, Clopton P, Rappel W, Narayan SM. Rotor stability separates sustained ventricular fibrillation from self-terminating episodes in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jun 24; 63(24):2712-21. PMID: 24794115.
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      26. Camley BA, Zhao Y, Li B, Levine H, Rappel W. Periodic migration in a physical model of cells on micropatterns. Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Oct 11; 111(15):158102. PMID: 24160631; NIHMSID: NIHMS528940.
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      27. Rappel W, Narayan SM. Theoretical considerations for mapping activation in human cardiac fibrillation. Chaos. 2013 Jun; 23(2):023113. PMID: 23822478.
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      28. Gonzales MJ, Sturgeon G, Krishnamurthy A, Hake J, Jonas R, Stark P, Rappel W, Narayan SM, Zhang Y, Segars WP, McCulloch AD. A three-dimensional finite element model of human atrial anatomy: new methods for cubic Hermite meshes with extraordinary vertices. Med Image Anal. 2013 Jul; 17(5):525-37. PMID: 23602918.
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      29. Narayan SM, Shivkumar K, Krummen DE, Miller JM, Rappel W. Panoramic electrophysiological mapping but not electrogram morphology identifies stable sources for human atrial fibrillation: stable atrial fibrillation rotors and focal sources relate poorly to fractionated electrograms. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Feb; 6(1):58-67. PMID: 23392583.
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      30. Levine H, Rappel W. The physics of eukaryotic chemotaxis. Phys Today. 2013 Feb 1; 66(2). PMID: 24363460.
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      31. Basan M, Elgeti J, Hannezo E, Rappel W, Levine H. Alignment of cellular motility forces with tissue flow as a mechanism for efficient wound healing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Feb 12; 110(7):2452-9. PMID: 23345440; PMCID: PMC3574962.
      32. Hu B, Kessler DA, Rappel W, Levine H. How input fluctuations reshape the dynamics of a biological switching system. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2012 Dec; 86(6 Pt 1):061910. PMID: 23367979.
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      33. Narayan SM, Krummen DE, Enyeart MW, Rappel W. Computational mapping identifies localized mechanisms for ablation of atrial fibrillation. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e46034. PMID: 23049929.
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      34. Loomis WF, Fuller D, Gutierrez E, Groisman A, Rappel W. Innate non-specific cell substratum adhesion. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e42033. PMID: 22952588.
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      35. Narayan SM, Krummen DE, Shivkumar K, Clopton P, Rappel W, Miller JM. Treatment of atrial fibrillation by the ablation of localized sources: CONFIRM (Conventional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation With or Without Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation) trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Aug 14; 60(7):628-36. PMID: 22818076.
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      36. Narayan SM, Krummen DE, Rappel W. Clinical mapping approach to diagnose electrical rotors and focal impulse sources for human atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 May; 23(5):447-54. PMID: 22537106.
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      37. Shao D, Levine H, Rappel W. Coupling actin flow, adhesion, and morphology in a computational cell motility model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 1; 109(18):6851-6. PMID: 22493219; PMCID: PMC3344950.
      38. Rappel W, Firtel RA. Adaptation in a eukaryotic pathway: combining experiments with modeling. Cell Cycle. 2012 Mar 15; 11(6):1051-2. PMID: 22391206; PMCID: PMC3335914.
      39. Bostani N, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM, Rappel W, Levine H. Noise effects in nonlinear biochemical signaling. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2012 Jan; 85(1 Pt 1):011901. PMID: 22400585.
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      40. Takeda K, Shao D, Adler M, Charest PG, Loomis WF, Levine H, Groisman A, Rappel W, Firtel RA. Incoherent feedforward control governs adaptation of activated ras in a eukaryotic chemotaxis pathway. Sci Signal. 2012 Jan 3; 5(205):ra2. PMID: 22215733.
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      41. Hu B, Kessler DA, Rappel W, Levine H. Effects of input noise on a simple biochemical switch. Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Sep 30; 107(14):148101. PMID: 22107236.
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      42. Hecht I, Levine H, Rappel W, Ben-Jacob E. "Self-assisted" amoeboid navigation in complex environments. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e21955. PMID: 21829602; PMCID: PMC3150345.
      43. Hecht I, Skoge ML, Charest PG, Ben-Jacob E, Firtel RA, Loomis WF, Levine H, Rappel W. Activated membrane patches guide chemotactic cell motility. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Jun; 7(6):e1002044. PMID: 21738453.
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      44. Hu B, Chen W, Levine H, Rappel W. Quantifying information transmission in eukaryotic gradient sensing and chemotactic response. J Stat Phys. 2011 Apr 1; 142(6):1167-1186. PMID: 21643513.
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      45. Hu B, Chen W, Rappel W, Levine H. How geometry and internal bias affect the accuracy of eukaryotic gradient sensing. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2011 Feb; 83(2 Pt 1):021917. PMID: 21405873; NIHMSID: NIHMS298696.
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      46. Hu B, Levine H, Rappel W. Design principles and specificity in biological networks with cross activation. Phys Biol. 2011 Apr; 8(2):026001. PMID: 21263168.
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      47. Skoge M, Adler M, Groisman A, Levine H, Loomis WF, Rappel W. Gradient sensing in defined chemotactic fields. Integr Biol (Camb). 2010 Nov; 2(11-12):659-68. PMID: 20882228.
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      48. Shao D, Rappel W, Levine H. Computational model for cell morphodynamics. Phys Rev Lett. 2010 Sep 3; 105(10):108104. PMID: 20867552; NIHMSID: NIHMS275740.
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      49. Hu B, Chen W, Rappel W, Levine H. Physical limits on cellular sensing of spatial gradients. Phys Rev Lett. 2010 Jul 23; 105(4):048104. PMID: 20867888; NIHMSID: NIHMS275741.
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      50. Buenemann M, Levine H, Rappel W, Sander LM. The role of cell contraction and adhesion in dictyostelium motility. Biophys J. 2010 Jul 7; 99(1):50-8. PMID: 20655832; PMCID: PMC2895335.
      51. Modchang C, Nadkarni S, Bartol TM, Triampo W, Sejnowski TJ, Levine H, Rappel W. A comparison of deterministic and stochastic simulations of neuronal vesicle release models. Phys Biol. 2010; 7(2):026008. PMID: 20505227.
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      52. Fuller D, Chen W, Adler M, Groisman A, Levine H, Rappel W, Loomis WF. External and internal constraints on eukaryotic chemotaxis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 25; 107(21):9656-9. PMID: 20457897.
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      53. Hu B, Fuller D, Loomis WF, Levine H, Rappel W. Phenomenological approach to eukaryotic chemotactic efficiency. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2010 Mar; 81(3 Pt 1):031906. PMID: 20365769.
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      54. Chen W, Levine H, Rappel W. Compartmentalization of second messengers in neurons: a mathematical analysis. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2009 Oct; 80(4 Pt 1):041901. PMID: 19905336.
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      55. Rappel W, Loomis WF. Eukaryotic chemotaxis. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2009 Jul-Aug; 1(1):141-9. PMID: 20648241.
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      56. Hu B, Rappel W, Levine H. Mechanisms and constraints on yeast MAPK signaling specificity. Biophys J. 2009 Jun 17; 96(12):4755-63. PMID: 19527636; PMCID: PMC2712056.
      57. Hecht I, Rappel W, Levine H. Determining the scale of the Bicoid morphogen gradient. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Feb 10; 106(6):1710-5. PMID: 19190186; PMCID: PMC2644102.
      58. Chen W, Levine H, Rappel W. A mathematical analysis of second messenger compartmentalization. Phys Biol. 2008; 5(4):046006. PMID: 19075354.
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      59. Rappel W, Levine H. Receptor noise limitations on chemotactic sensing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 9; 105(49):19270-5. PMID: 19064934; PMCID: PMC2614751.
      60. Narayan SM, Kazi D, Krummen DE, Rappel W. Repolarization and activation restitution near human pulmonary veins and atrial fibrillation initiation: a mechanism for the initiation of atrial fibrillation by premature beats. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Oct 7; 52(15):1222-30. PMID: 18926325.
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      61. Rappel W, Levine H. Receptor noise and directional sensing in eukaryotic chemotaxis. Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Jun 6; 100(22):228101. PMID: 18643461; NIHMSID: NIHMS134852.
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      62. Wang K, Rappel W, Kerr R, Levine H. Quantifying noise levels of intercellular signals. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2007 Jun; 75(6 Pt 1):061905. PMID: 17677298.
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      63. Beta C, Wyatt D, Rappel W, Bodenschatz E. Flow photolysis for spatiotemporal stimulation of single cells. Anal Chem. 2007 May 15; 79(10):3940-4. PMID: 17432827.
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      64. Levine H, Kessler DA, Rappel W. Directional sensing in eukaryotic chemotaxis: a balanced inactivation model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 27; 103(26):9761-6. PMID: 16782813; PMCID: PMC1502527.
      65. McHale P, Rappel W, Levine H. Embryonic pattern scaling achieved by oppositely directed morphogen gradients. Phys Biol. 2006 Jun; 3(2):107-20. PMID: 16829697.
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      66. Song L, Nadkarni SM, Bödeker HU, Beta C, Bae A, Franck C, Rappel W, Loomis WF, Bodenschatz E. Dictyostelium discoideum chemotaxis: threshold for directed motion. Eur J Cell Biol. 2006 Sep; 85(9-10):981-9. PMID: 16529846.
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      67. Kerr RA, Levine H, Sejnowski TJ, Rappel W. Division accuracy in a stochastic model of Min oscillations in Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan 10; 103(2):347-52. PMID: 16387859.
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      68. Levine H, Rappel W. Membrane-bound Turing patterns. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2005 Dec; 72(6 Pt 1):061912. PMID: 16485979.
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      69. Wang K, Tu Y, Rappel W, Levine H. Excitation-contraction coupling gain and cooperativity of the cardiac ryanodine receptor: a modeling approach. Biophys J. 2005 Nov; 89(5):3017-25. PMID: 16126827; PMCID: PMC1366799.
      70. Henry H, Rappel W. Dynamics of conduction blocks in a model of paced cardiac tissue. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2005 May; 71(5 Pt 1):051911. PMID: 16089575.
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      71. Fenton FH, Cherry EM, Karma A, Rappel W. Modeling wave propagation in realistic heart geometries using the phase-field method. Chaos. 2005 Mar; 15(1):13502. PMID: 15836267.
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      72. Bulsara AR, In V, Kho A, Longhini P, Palacios A, Rappel W, Acebron J, Baglio S, Ando B. Emergent oscillations in unidirectionally coupled overdamped bistable systems. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2004 Sep; 70(3 Pt 2):036103. PMID: 15524583.
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      73. Wang K, Rappel W, Levine H. Cooperativity can reduce stochasticity in intracellular calcium dynamics. Phys Biol. 2004 Jun; 1(1-2):27-34. PMID: 16204819.
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      74. Henry H, Rappel W. The role of M cells and the long QT syndrome in cardiac arrhythmias: simulation studies of reentrant excitations using a detailed electrophysiological model. Chaos. 2004 Mar; 14(1):172-82. PMID: 15003058.
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      75. Acebrón JA, Bulsara AR, Rappel W. Noisy FitzHugh-Nagumo model: from single elements to globally coupled networks. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2004 Feb; 69(2 Pt 2):026202. PMID: 14995543.
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      76. Kockelkoren J, Levine H, Rappel W. Computational approach for modeling intra- and extracellular dynamics. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2003 Sep; 68(3 Pt 2):037702. PMID: 14524934.
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      77. Acebrón JA, Rappel W, Bulsara AR. Cooperative dynamics in a class of coupled two-dimensional oscillators. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2003 Jan; 67(1 Pt 2):016210. PMID: 12636588.
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      78. Rappel W, Thomas PJ, Levine H, Loomis WF. Establishing direction during chemotaxis in eukaryotic cells. Biophys J. 2002 Sep; 83(3):1361-7. PMID: 12202361.
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      79. Rappel W. Filament instability and rotational tissue anisotropy: A numerical study using detailed cardiac models. Chaos. 2001 Mar; 11(1):71-80. PMID: 12779442.
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      80. Levine H, Rappel W, Cohen I. Self-organization in systems of self-propelled particles. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2001 Jan; 63(1 Pt 2):017101. PMID: 11304390.
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      81. Nicol A, Rappel W, Levine H, Loomis WF. Cell-sorting in aggregates of Dictyostelium discoideum. J Cell Sci. 1999 Nov; 112 ( Pt 22):3923-9. PMID: 10547353.
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      82. Karma A, Rappel W. Phase-field model of dendritic sidebranching with thermal noise. Phys Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat Interdiscip Topics. 1999 Oct; 60(4 Pt A):3614-25. PMID: 11970195.
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