News

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.

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