Stetson University

Danielle Morel

Assistant Professor of Physics

Danielle Morel, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the physics department. Although born in Québec, Canada, she has now spent more than half of her life in the U.S. After moving to the U.S., and following several years' hiatus from academia, she returned to school while working full time. She eventually graduated from the Florida State University in 2002 with a Ph.D. in physics. After the completion of her degree, she accepted two postdoctoral positions: one in Australia doing research in theoretical hadronic physics, and the other at the University of Virginia where she used her physics and modeling background doing computational neuroscience. She spent three years as a visiting professor of physics at James Madison University in Virginia before joining the faculty at Stetson University.


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.A., University of North Florida

Course Topics

  • The Solar System
  • Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
  • Modern Physics
  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
  • Mechanics I
  • Physics Colloquium
  • Senior Research sequence

Research Interests

  • Computational neuroscience
  • Biological basis of cognition
  • Biophysical modeling of neuronal processes at the cellular level
  • Biophysics
  • Theoretical computational hadronic physics


  • Danielle Morel and William B Levy, "The Cost of Linearization," Journal of Computational Neuroscience 27:259-275, 2009.
  • Danielle Morel and William B Levy, "Cost of linearization for different time constants," 17th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS*2008 BMC Neuroscience 9 (Suppl. 1): P52, 2008.
  • Simon Capstick, B.D. Keister, and Danielle Morel, "Nucleon to resonance form factor calculations," Journal of Physics Conference Series 69, 012016, 2007.

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