Our lab is interested in the systems biology and evolution of epigenetic switches (bistability) and clocks (oscillators) in gene regulatory networks. We use experiment and theory, biology and physics, systems and synthetic biology to study the cell cycle, metabolic rhythms, and circadian clocks. How do oscillators with different frequencies co-exist in the same cell? Are there mechanisms and regulatory principles that ensure functional harmony between oscillators?
Mariana Gomez-Schiavon successfully defended her dissertation on “Stochastic Dynamics and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression: From Stimulus Response to Evolutionary Adaptation“. Congratulations! Mariana is now a Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Ph.D.
The lab welcomes Shiyu (Baran) Liu, an incoming Computational Biology & Bioinformatics rotation student.
The lab welcomes Phillip Davidson, an incoming Development & Stem Cell Biology rotation student.