Micah Burch

Originating from Australia, my work is focused on the fundamentals of biological information storage and propagation and how this is understood by a spectrum of organisms ranging from the simple single celled up to complex multi-cellular organisms. My interests specifically center on the biological process termed Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and how the spacio-temporal aspects of intracellular Calcium dynamics may govern a type of embedded coding that drives this phenomena. I wish to decipher these codes and once understood, use them to develop a predictive model of cellular behavior and communication. This can then be extended from higher order species such as humans, to lower order species such as zebrafish and even single celled yeast to unveil an evolutionarily conserved set of biological rules for cellular information handling.