Jane Kondev, Brandeis University

Genes encoded in the cell's DNA are read by RNA polymerase and converted into messenger RNA in the process of transcription. The number of different molecular players involved in this process is typically small leading to noise in the transcriptional output, whereby genetically identical cells produce different amounts of messenger RNA when exposed to identical environmental conditions. In this talk I will discuss experiments that measure this cell-to-cell variability of transcriptional outputs and simple models that have been put forward in response to them.

Quantitative Biology certificate student named Pyne Prize winner

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Princeton senior James Valcourt has been named co-winner, with Ann-Marie Elvin, of the University's 2012 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. Valcourt, a Molecular Biology major, went through the Institute's Integrated Science program, and will graduate with a certificate in Quantitative Biology from the Institute.

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