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New Faculty Arrivals
Murat Acar joined the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology as Assistant Professor. Also a member of the Yale Systems Biology Institute at West Campus, Murat received his PhD degree in Physics from MIT in 2007. As a graduate student at MIT, he studied feedback regulation and noise in gene networks. After completing his doctoral studies, Murat moved to CalTech as a CBCD Fellow at the Center for Biological Circuit Design. Using the yeast S. cerevisiae as an experimental model organism, his work focused on the topics of network-dosage compensation in gene circuits and gene network evolution. More information about Murat's work and academic background can be found in the Acar Lab's website http://acarlab.commons.yale.edu.
Rinehart has an appointment in the physiology department at the Yale School of Medicine as well as assistant professor at YSBI. Rinehart served as a post-doctoral researcher and associate researcher in the laboratory of Richard Lifton, chairman of the department of genetics at the school of medicine. He is an expert on the use of mass spectrometry in understanding protein interactions and cell signaling. His work has important implications for the control of electrolytes, and for the control of blood pressure in particular.
Isaacs was recruited from Harvard Medical School and will join YSBI as assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Isaacs has a background in bioengineering and did his postdoctoral training in Harvard’s Department of Genetics and is working in an emerging area known as synthetic biology, where he is pioneering whole-genome engineering approaches to rapidly program and evolve organisms. His work could lead to the development of new genetic codes, and for the use of cells as factories for chemical, drug and biofuel production.
From the tiny to the tinier, studying life's big secrets
Yale Daily Bulletin,Oct 15, 2010
Scientists in two new research centers at West Campus — the Systems Biology Institute and the Microbial Diversity Institute — are taking different approaches to understanding the processes that govern life on earth.
Here is a brief look at their work.