Andrew Mugler

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Andrew Mugler
(765) 496-3427

B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College

Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University

Research Interests

  • Theoretical biophysics
  • Cell-cell communication and collective behavior
  • Information processing in cells
  • Noise and stochastic processes
Cells use networks to process information
Simulation of molecular interactions in a cell
Response function of cellular "computation"

PHYS 570J: Biophysics II
PHYS 515: Statistical and Thermal Physics
PHYS 416: Statistical and Thermal Physics (Honors)

Professional Experience

  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral researcher, Biochemical networks group, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013-2014 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Selected Publications

  1. A. Mugler, A. Levchenko, and I. Nemenman. Limits to the precision of gradient sensing with spatial communication and temporal integration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 13(6):E689-E695, 2016.
  2. D. Ellison*, A. Mugler*, M. Brennan*, S. H. Lee, R. Huebner, E. Shamir, L. A. Woo, J. Kim, P. Amar, I. Nemenman, A. J. Ewald, and A. Levchenko. Cell-cell communication enhances the capacity of cell ensembles to sense shallow gradients during morphogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 13(6):E679-E688, 2016. 
  3. K. Yehl, A. Mugler, S. Vivek, Y. Liu, Y. Zhang, M. Fan, E. R. Weeks, and K. Salaita. High-speed DNA-based rolling motors powered by RNase H. Nature Nanotechnology, 11:184-190, 2016.
  4. A. Mugler, F. Tostevin, and P. R. ten Wolde. Spatial partitioning enhances the reliability of biochemical signaling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 110(15):5927-5932, 2013.
  5. A. Mugler, A. M. Walczak, and C. H. Wiggins. Information-optimal transcriptional response to oscillatory driving. Physical Review Letters, 105:058101, 2010.
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