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DegreesCornell University, Ph.D.
University of Belgrade, B.S.
ExpertiseTheoretical physics and physical biology.
ProfileI am a theoretical physicist working on problems in cell and molecular biology. The goal of my research is to uncover general, mathematical laws that govern living systems. Webpage
|BCBP||297b||Master's Lab Research II|
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|PHYS||15b||Advanced Introductory Physics II|
|PHYS||162b||Quantum Mechanics II|
Awards and Honors
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor (2014)
Irvin Isenberg Lectureship (Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole) (2014)
Society of Biology Book Award Winner: Undergraduate textbook, Physical Biology of the Cell (2013)
Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (2007)
HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces Award: Quantitative biology: a new curriculum to link the physical and biomedical sciences (2006 - 2008)
Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation (2002)
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2000 - 2004)
Excellence in Teaching Award, Princeton University (1998 - 1999)
Third prize, XVI International Physics Olympiad (1985)
Avşaroğlu B, Bronk G, Gordon-Messer S, Ham J, Bressan DA, Haber JE, Kondev J. "Effect of chromosome tethering on nuclear organization in yeast." PLoS One 9. 7 (2014): e102474.
Kondev, Jané. "Bacterial Decision Making." Physics Today 67. 2 (2014): 31.
Paramanathan T, Reeves D, Friedman LJ, Kondev J, Gelles J. "A general mechanism for competitor-induced dissociation of molecular complexes.." Nature Communications 5. (2014): 5207.
Alvaro Sanchez, Sandeep Choubey and Jane Kondev. "Regulation of noise in gene expression." Annual Reviews in Biophysics 42. (2013): 469-491.
Garcia HG, Sanchez A, Boedicker JQ, Osborne M, Gelles J, Kondev J, Phillips R. "Operator sequence alters gene expression independently of transcription factor occupancy in bacteria.." Cell Reports 2. 1 (2012): 150-161.
Phillips, Robert, Kondev, Jane, Theriot, Julie, and Garcia, Hernan. Physical Biology of the Cell. 2nd Edition ed. New York: Garland Science, 2012.
Sanchez A, Osborne ML, Friedman LJ, Kondev J, Gelles J. "Mechanism of transcriptional repression at a bacterial promoter by analysis of single molecules." EMBO J. 30. 19 (2012): 3940-6.
Coïc E, Martin J, Ryu T, Tay SY, Kondev J, Haber JE. "Dynamics of homology searching during gene conversion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae revealed by donor competition.." Genetics 189. 4 (2011): 1225-33.
Reeves, D., Cheveralls, K., Kondev, J.. "Regulation of biochemical reaction rates by flexible tethers." Physical Review E 84. (2011): 021914.
Sanchez A, Garcia HG, Jones D, Phillips R, Kondev J. "Effect of Promoter Architecture on the Cell-to-Cell Variability in Gene Expression." PLoS Computational Biology 7. 3 (2011): e1001100.
Wiggins PA, Cheveralls KC, Martin JS, Lintner R, and Kondev J. "Strong intranucleoid interactions organize the Escherichia coli chromosome into a nucleoid filament." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107. (2010): 4991.
Schmit JD, Kamber E, and Kondev J. "Lattice Model of Diffusion-Limited Bimolecular Chemical Reactions in Confined Environments." Physical Review Letters 102. (2009): 218302.
Sanchez, Alvaro and Kondev, Jané. "Transcriptional control of noise in gene expression." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105. 13 (2008): 5081.
Bintu Lacramioara, Nicolas E. Buchler, Hernan G. Garcia, Ulrich Gerland, Terrence Hwa, Jane Kondev and Rob Phillips. "Transcriptional regulation by the numbers: applications." Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 15. (2005): 125-135.