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John H. Abel, Ph. D.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Other Affiliation(s)

Affiliated Researcher, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT

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Email abelj (at) mit (dot) edu

Research Unit(s)

Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Brown Lab, MGH & MIT

Research Interests



Mentor(s)


Research Funding

NIH T32 Trainee in Sleep, Circadian, and Respiratory Neurobiology

Selected Publications

Abel JH, Chakrabarty A, Klerman EB, Doyle III FJ. Pharmaceutical-based entrainment of circadian phase via nonlinear model predictive control. Automatica. In press.

Mazuski C, Abel JH, Chen S, Hermanstyne T, Jones JR, Simon T, Doyle III FJ, Herzog ED. Entrainment of circadian rhythms depends on firing rates and neuropeptide release of VIP SCN neurons. Neuron. 2018 Aug 8; 99(3):555-563.

Carmona-Alcocer V, Abel JH, Sun TC, Petzold LR, Doyle III FJ, Simms CL, Herzog ED. Ontogeny of circadian rhythms and synchrony in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. J Neurosci. 2018 Feb 7; 38(6):1326-1334. [PMCID: PMC5815340]

Abel JH, Drawert B, Hellander A, Petzold LR. GillesPy: a Python package for stochastic model building and simulation. IEEE Life Sci Lett. 2016 Dec;2(3):35-38. [PMCID: PMC5473341]

Abel JH, Meeker K, Granados-Fuentes D, St John PC, Wang TJ, Bales BB, Doyle III FJ, Herzog ED, Petzold LR. Functional network inference of the suprachiasmatic
nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 19;113(16):4512-7. [PMID: 27044085]

Abel JH, Doyle III, FJ. A systems theoretic approach to analysis and control of mammalian circadian dynamics. Chem Engr Res Des. 2016 Dec;116:48-60.

St John PC, Taylor SR, Abel JH, Doyle FJ 3rd. Amplitude metrics for cellular
circadian bioluminescence reporters. Biophys J. 2014 Dec 2;107(11):2712-22. [PMID: 25468350]