User:Robert Sidney Cox Iii

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Contact Info

  • Robert Sidney Cox III
  • Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Kobe University
  • Engineering Building D2-301, 1-1 Rokkodaicho
  • Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan 657-8501
  • Email me through OpenWetWare or find my email in the additional information section of this paper


  • 2008, PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • 2001, BA, New College of Florida

Research interests

  1. Promoters. DNA sequences necessary for transcriptional initiation. Typically the first 10% of a gene.
  2. Reporters. Ways of measuring gene expression in vivo or en masse.
  3. Recombination. Genome egineering.
  4. Metabolism. Make stuff for humans. Clean up messes.


  1. Rydenfelt M, Cox RS 3rd, Garcia H, and Phillips R. Statistical mechanical model of coupled transcription from multiple promoters due to transcription factor titration. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2014 Jan;89(1):012702. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.012702 | PubMed ID:24580252 | HubMed [Paper1]

    Complete thermodynamic theory of TF titration by multiple gene copies. Includes both analytical and computational solutions which can be applied to transcriptional networks and promoter architectures.

  2. Cox RS 3rd, Dunlop MJ, and Elowitz MB. A synthetic three-color scaffold for monitoring genetic regulation and noise. J Biol Eng. 2010 Jul 21;4:10. DOI:10.1186/1754-1611-4-10 | PubMed ID:20646328 | HubMed [Paper2]

    Well characterized 3 color E. coli reporter system.

  3. Cox RS 3rd, Surette MG, and Elowitz MB. Programming gene expression with combinatorial promoters. Mol Syst Biol. 2007;3:145. DOI:10.1038/msb4100187 | PubMed ID:18004278 | HubMed [Paper3]

    E. coli combinatorial 288 promoter library with cI, TetR, LacI, AraC, and LuxR.

  4. You L, Cox RS 3rd, Weiss R, and Arnold FH. Programmed population control by cell-cell communication and regulated killing. Nature. 2004 Apr 22;428(6985):868-71. DOI:10.1038/nature02491 | PubMed ID:15064770 | HubMed [Paper4]

    Population control circuit stabilizes E. coli population density using quorum sensing.

  5. [Paper5]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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