Dr. Arkin is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco; Faculty Scientist in the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Director of the Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then pursued postdoctoral studies at Stanford University in chemistry with John Ross and in developmental biology with Harley McAdams and Lucy Shapiro. Dr. Arkin was recently elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Adam Arkin is interested in the evolutionary design principles of cellular regulatory networks and how these principles aid in the prediction, control, and design of cellular behaviors. His lab develops physical theory and computational tools for understanding cellular processes such as gene expression, signal transduction cascades, and cytomechanics. The lab also analyzes genomic data relevant to the dynamics of regulatory networks in a number of viral, bacterial, and eukaryotic systems, and performs experiments to test the theories.
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