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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 - 2008)
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)
Harden TT, Wells CD, Friedman LJ, Landick R, Hochschild A, Kondev J, and Gelles J. "Bacterial RNA polymerase can retain σ70 throughout transcription." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A 113. 3 (2016): 602-607.
Choubey S, Kondev J, and Sanchez A. "Deciphering Transcriptional Dynamics In Vivo by Counting Nascent RNA Molecules." PLoS Computaional Biology 11. 11 (2015): e1004345.
Lishibanya M, Goode B, Kondev J. "Antenna mechanism of length control of actin cables." PLoS Computational Biology 11. 6 (2015): e1004160.
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.