YANG Laboratory

Biophysics of Living Systems


  • Incoherent inputs promote network robustness of biological oscillators.

    Z. Li and Q. Yang

    Cell Systems, Accepted (2017).

  • [Review Article] Quantitative and synthetic biology approaches in understanding biological oscillators.

    Z. Li and Q. Yang

    Quantitative Biology, Accepted (2017).

  • 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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