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  • Robert Brewster

    Robert Brewster

    Assistant Professor

    I joined the Program in Systems Biology at UMass Medical School in late 2015 as an assistant professor. My origins in science are as a theoretical physicist through graduate school. In my work since I gravitated towards problems in biology and away from pure physics. Thanks to an opportunity in Rob Phillips lab at Caltech, I unexpectedly spent my postdoctoral days as an experimentalist. However my past experiences and training have a huge impact on the types of questions I enjoy and the approach I employ in my lab to tackle those questions.

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  • Vinuselvi Parisutham

    Vinuselvi Parisutham

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Vinu is studying how resources are shared in transcription regulation in E. coli and how the spatial and structural details of the chromosome impact that sharing.


  • Shiv Kapoor

    Shiv Kapoor

    Postdoctoral Scholar

     Shiv is studying how the regulatory code is encoded on a genes DNA and learning how to read it.

  • Sunil Guharajan

    Sunil Guharajan

    Graduate student

    Sunil is studying translational regulation by small RNA in E. coli.


  • Zulfikar Ali

    Zulfikar Ali

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Zulfikar is studying the role of TF competition in altering the behavior of common network regulatory motifs.