Murat Acar, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and of Physics
Research interests
Aging; Molecular Biology; Systems Biology; Gene Regulatory Networks; Synthetic Biology
Research summary

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Specialized Terms: Systems biology, synthetic biology, gene regulatory networks, noise in gene expression, aging, evolution of gene networks.

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  • PhD, MIT, 2007
  • BS, Bogazici University, 2000
  • "Enhancement of cellular memory by reducing stochastic transitions". Murat Acar, Attila Becskei, and Alexander van Oudenaarden. Nature 435, 228-232 (2005)
  • "Stochastic switching as a survival strategy in fluctuating environments". Murat Acar, Jerome T. Mettetal, and Alexander van Oudenaarden. Nature Genetics 40, 471-475 (2008)
  • "A general mechanism for network-dosage compensation in gene circuits". Murat Acar, Bernardo F. Pando, Frances H. Arnold, Michael B. Elowitz, and Alexander van Oudenaarden. Science 329, 1656-1660 (2010)