YANG Laboratory

Biophysics of Living Systems


  • Building Dynamic Cellular Machineries in Droplet-Based Artificial Cells with Single-Droplet Tracking and Analysis.

    M. Sun, Z. Li, S. Wang, G. Maryu, and Q. Yang

    Analytical Chemistry 91, 9813 (2019).
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  • ╬╝droPi: A Hand-Held Microfluidic Droplet Imager and Analyzer Built on Raspberry Pi.

    M. Sun, Z. Li, and Q. Yang

    Journal of Chemical Education 96, 1152 (2019).
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  • [Spotlight] The Rise of Ultrafast Waves.

    O. Puls and Q. Yang.

    Developmental Cell 47, 532 (2018).
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  • Reconstitution of Cell-cycle Oscillations in Microemulsions of Cell-free Xenopus Egg Extracts.

    Y. Guan, S. Wang, M. Jin, H. Xu, and Q. Yang

    J. Vis. Exp. 139, e58240 (2018).
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  • A robust and tunable mitotic oscillator in artificial cells.

    Y. Guan*, Z. Li*, S. Wang, P. Barnes, X. Liu, H. Xu, M. Jin, A.P. Liu, and Q. Yang

    eLife 7, e33549 (2018).
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  • Incoherent Inputs Enhance the Robustness of Biological Oscillators.

    Z. Li, S. Liu, and Q. Yang

    Cell Systems 5, 72 (2017).
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  • [Review Article] Systems and synthetic biology approaches in understanding biological oscillators.

    Z. Li and Q. Yang

    Quantitative Biology, (2017).
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  • The Cdk1-APC/C cell cycle oscillator circuit functions as a timedelayed, ultrasensitive switch.

    Q. Yang and J. E. Ferrell Jr.

    Nature Cell Biology 15, 519 (2013).
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  • Modeling the cell cycle: why do certain circuits oscillate?

    J. E. Ferrell Jr., T. Tsai, and Q. Yang

    Cell 144, 874 (2011).
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  • Circadian gating of the cell cycle revealed in single cyanobacterial cells.

    Q. Yang*, B. F. Pando*, G. Dong, S. S. Golden, and A. van Oudenaarden

    Science 327, 1522 (2010).
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  • Elevated ATPase activity of KaiC applies a circadian checkpoint on cell division in Synechococcus elongatus.

    G. Dong, Q. Yang, Q. Wang, Y. Kim, T. L. Wood, K. W. Osteryoung, A. van Oudenaarden, and S. S. Golden

    Cell 140, 529 (2010).
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  • Heritable stochastic switching revealed by single-cell genealogy.

    B. B. Kaufmann*, Q. Yang*, J. T. Mettetal, and A. van Oudenaarden

    PLos Biology 5, e239 (2007).
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