User:Juan M. Pedraza

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Juan M. Pedraza

Juan Manuel Pedraza Leal
University of the Andes
Carrera 1 N° 18A - 12
Biophysics Lab, IP404
Bogotá, Colombia, South America
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My lab is in the Biophysics Group, part of the Physics Department at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Research Interests

  • Stochasticity in gene expression and signaling
  • Phenotypic variability as survival strategy
  • Control in synthetic genetic circuits
  • Evolution of social behaviour (for now, in microorganisms)
  • Anomalous diffusion, symbolic dynamics and hamiltonian chaos


Harvard University , Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Systems Biology, 2006-10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. in Physics, Feb. 2006.

University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia

B.Sc. in Mathematics (4 year program), 2000.

B.Sc. in Physics (5 year program), 1999.


  1. Effects of molecular memory and bursting on fluctuations in gene expression

        J.M. Pedraza and J. Paulsson
    Science, 319, 339 (2008).


        Stochastic gene expression out-of-steady-state in the cyanobacterial circadian clock
    J.R. Chabot, J.M. Pedraza, P. Luitel and A. van Oudenaarden
    Nature, 450, 1249 (2007).


       Predicting stochastic gene expression dynamics in single cells
    J.T. Mettetal, D. Muzzey, J.M. Pedraza, E.M. Ozbudak and A. van Oudenaarden
    PNAS USA, 103, 7304, (2006).


        Noise in gene regulatory networks
    J. M. Pedraza and A. van Oudenaarden
    In Complex Systems Science in BioMedicine (Springer, New York, 2006).


        Noise propagation in gene networks
    J. M. Pedraza and A. van Oudenaarden
    Science, 307,1965 (2005).


        Non regular languages in the kicked rotor 
    P.-M. Binder and J. M. Pedraza
    Physical Review E, 62, R5883 (2000).


        An invertibility paradox 
    P.-M. Binder, J. M. Pedraza, and S. Garzon.
    American Journal of Physics, 67, 1091 (1999)

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