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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|
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)
Rauch J, Kondev J, Sanchez A.. "Cooperators trade off ecological resilience and evolutionary stability in public goods games." Journal of the Royal Society, Interface 14. 127 (2017): 20160967.
Avsaroglu B, Bronk G, Li K, Haber JE, Kondev J. "Chromosome-refolding model of mating-type switching in yeast." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113. 45 (2016): E6929.
Harbage D, Kondev J. "Exact Length Distribution of Filamentous Structures Assembled from a Finite Pool of Subunits." J Phys Chem B. 120. 26 (2016): 6225-30.
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.
Mohapatra L, Goode BL, Jelenkovic P, Phillips R, Kondev J. "Design Principles of Length Control of Cytoskeletal Structures." Annu Rev Biophys 45. (2016): 85-116.
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.
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.
Phillips, Robert, Kondev, Jane, Theriot, Julie, and Garcia, Hernan. Physical Biology of the Cell. 2nd Edition ed. New York: Garland Science, 2012.