2020-10-14 | Cole Zmurchok

I am an applied mathematician working in mathematical biology. I use mathematical modeling, analysis, and scientific computing to understand how the interactions and feedback loops between a biological system’s parts give rise to function and organization.

Currently, I am an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University working in collaboration with William Holmes. Our work is focused on understanding how complex spatio-temporal interactions between signaling molecules (e.g., Rho GTPases, PAR proteins) and the cytoskeleton modulate cellular morphology and behavior. I was also the Senior Co-Chair of the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association for 2019–2020.

Previously, I completed a Ph.D. in Mathematics at The University of British Columbia, advised by Leah Edelstein-Keshet. During my Ph.D., I worked on understanding the interplay between cell signaling and cell mechanics, intracellular transport by molecular motors, and collective cell migration in development. My other research interests include developing agent-based models to study biological processes.

Cole Zmurchok 10-14-20