Zahra Aminzare is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa. Before that, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University from 2015-2018. She received her Ph. D. in Mathematics from Rutgers University in 2015. Zahra is interested in employing and developing mathematical models, dynamical systems techniques, and numerical simulations to better understand networks' collective behavior. Part of her work is motivated by neuroscience applications, such as understanding central pattern generator networks' activity by studying the underlying mechanisms of gait patterns in insects and transition between the gaits. She is also interested in understanding the collective behavior of bacteria, such as E. coli, in response to external signals and analyzing their decision-making dynamics in response to multiple external signals.