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I'm a Ph.D. student in Mathematical Biology at The University of British Columbia working with Leah Edelstein-Keshet.

Email: zmurchok@math.ubc.ca

Office: Math Annex 1110

**You should attend Frontiers in Biophysics 2017 at the University of British Columbia, which I'm helping to organize.
Here is the poster!**

- Communication mechanisms in collective behaviour
- The interplay between mechanics and Rho family GTPase signalling in the behaviour of multicellular groups
- Modelling collective cell migration
- Knutsdottir H, Zmurchok C*, Bhaskar D, Palsson E, Dalle Nogare D, et al. (2017) Polarization and migration in the zebrafish posterior lateral line system. PLOS Computational Biology 13(4): e1005451. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005451
- Quasi-steady-state reduction of models of intracellular transport
- Zmurchok C*, Small T, Ward MJ, Edelstein-Keshet L. (2017) Application of quasi-steady-state methods to nonlinear models of intracellular transport by molecular motors. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, submitted.

- 2016/2017 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Recipient
- Math 101 Integral Calculus with Applications to the Physical Sciences (Recitation Winter 2016 Term 2)
- Math 102 Differential Calculus with Applications to the Life Sciences (Winter 2016 Term 1)
- Math 255/Mech 221 Ordinary Differential Equations (Tutorials Winter 2015 Term 1)
- Tutorial Worksheets and Solutions

- Math 103 Integral Calculus with Applications to the Life Sciences (Winter 2014 Term 2)
- Web-based Instructional Modules
for the Teaching and Learning
of Modern Applications of Mathematics. I was involved in the development and content creation of this project as an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, under the supervision of Gerda de Vries.
- Bees. An additional module that is not on Gerda's site.

- coleski.gif (Caution ~20MB)
- finite_elements_down_to_a_tee.gif (~1 MB)
- https://github.com/zmurchok
- Advice for mathematicians: randomly choosing a direction. Modelling cells in 2- or 3-dimensions? Need a random unit vector in $n$-dimensions? This presentation contains a few slides discussing uniform probability distributions on the $n$-dimensional unit sphere.