Amir Mitchell

Assistant Professor, UMass. Medical School (Worcester, MA, USA)

I'm an assistant professor in the Program of Systems Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I started my career in the interdisciplinary program at Tel-Aviv university majoring in Biology and Computer Science. Moving to the Weizmann Institute of Science I did my PhD at Yitzhak Pilpel's lab exploring how microorganisms can evolve to anticipate sequential changes in their environment analogous to classical Pavlovian Conditioning. Fascinated with the synergistic potential of combining experimental and theoretical approaches I moved to Wendell Lim's lab at UCSF for my postdoctoral studies. My research there focused on failure point in cell regulatory networks and uncovered resonance-like phenomenon in cell response. Three years ago I started my own lab that focuses on investigating how diverse cell types respond and adapt to dynamic temporal inputs. Beyond scientific research, my lab is actively developing new strategies and platforms for promoting science education and outreach.