Murat Acar Ph.D.

(Leave of absence) Asst Prof Mol Cell & Dev Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Research Interests

Systems biology, synthetic biology, gene regulatory networks, noise in gene expression, aging, evolution of gene networks. more...


  • Ph.D., MIT,
  • B.S., Bogazici University,

Selected Publications

  • "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)



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