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Maayan Pour

PhD Student

maayanpour@gmail.com

 

 

Education

 

2012 - BSc Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University

 

 

Our goal is to understand how cells within a population reach developmental 

 

decisions. I am interested in reprogramming and early differentiation. In both systems, 

 

I am tracking the process using live cell imaging, to learn the decision points and the 

 

dynamics leading to specific cell fates. Using image analysis and computational 

 

modeling, we develop a statistical-based model.  

 

As an engineer, I am interested in combining mathematical and statistical approaches 

 

with experiment to answer fundamental biological questions. My goal is to offer an 

 

effective model that describes the dynamics of cells decisions. I have developed a 

 

high throughput method to characterize the decision point of cells during 

 

reprogramming, concluding that the fate potential is largely predetermined rather than 

 

stochastic. I am now studying differentiation processes, quantifying signals over time 

 

and attempting to model the connections between them and fate choices using systems 

 

biology approaches.