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Dr Stewart Heitmann


Dr Heitmann is a Computational Scientist in the Computational Cardiology Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. His work uses computer models of the electrophysiology of cardiac cells to understand how abnormalities in the electrical properties of the cell membrane can induce arrhythmias in the beating heart.

His background spans the disciplines of Computer Science, Psychology and Mathematics. Dr Heitmann completed his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales in 2013 with additional post-doctoral training in Mathematical Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.

He has published theoretical accounts of the functional role of pattern formation in the firing patterns of neurons in motor control and vision. Dr Heitmann is the principal author of the Brain Dynamics Toolbox which is an open-source software for simulating dynamical systems in neuroscience and related fields.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.