January 1, 2012 : Murat is appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale; and he joins the Yale Systems Biology Institute as a core faculty member.
January 2012: Murat becomes affiliated with the BBS Graduate Program, as well as the Integrated Graduate Program on Physical and Engineering Biology.
Summer 2012: Graduate student Meenakshi Chatterjee joins the lab. Meenakshi is a graduate student at the Electrical Engineering Department.
Oct-Nov 2012: Postdoctoral associates Weilin Peng and Ping Liu join our lab.
Dec 2012: Murat receives a “Yale Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship Award” to be used for an Acar Lab postdoc.
June 2013: Graduate student Ruijie (Tim) Song joins our lab. Tim is a graduate student at the CBB graduate program (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics).
July 2013: MCDB graduate student Thomas Young joins our lab.
July 2013: Murat wins a “2013 New Scholar in Aging” award from the Ellison Medical Foundation.
Nov. 2013: As a faculty member representing Yale, Murat attends the “2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students”.
Spring 2014: Our department launches a new undergraduate track in computational biology. Murat, together with Thierry Emonet, teaches the newly designed MCDB course ‘Systems Modeling in Biology’.
March 2014: Murat is awarded with a “Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship” for the 2014-2015 academic year.
May 2014: Postdoctoral associate Yuan Xue joins our lab.
June 14, 2014: Our manuscript “Network-dosage compensation topologies as recurrent network motifs in natural gene networks” is published at BMC Systems Biology.
May-June 2014: MCDB graduate students Xinyue Luo, Gregory Elison, and Ethan Sarnoski join our lab.
Sept 2014: Murat becomes an Advisory Committee Member for the Yale Systems Biology Institute.
Sept 2014: Murat, together with Damon Clark, organizes the MCDB Departmental Retreat that took place in Woods Hole, MA.
October 2014: Murat becomes a Core Program Faculty of the Yale CBB Graduate Program (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics).
October 6, 2014: Murat is a recipient of the “2014 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award”. Yale news office publishes a news article on the announcement.
November 10, 2014: Murat receives a secondary appointment from the Physics Department at Yale.
December 2014: Congratulations to Ethan, Greg, and Xinyue for passing their PhD Qualifying exams.
February 11, 2015: Our paper “Evolution of gene network activity by tuning the strength of negative-feedback regulation” is published at Nature Communications.
April 1, 2015: Congratulations to Ethan for being a recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
May 9, 2015: The Yale Scientific Magazine publishes an article on our recent paper.
June 4, 2015: Congratulations to Tim for passing his PhD Qualifying exam.
March 2016: MCDB graduate student Guste Urbonaite joins our lab.
August 23, 2016: The Systems Biology Institute receives a center grant from NIH.
October 3, 2016: Our paper “Noise reduction facilitated by dosage compensation in gene networks” is published at Nature Communications. The Yale News office publishes a news story on the publication.
January 3, 2017: Our paper “A precise genome editing method reveals insights into the activity of eukaryotic promoters” is published at Cell Reports.