When there is no signal, uncertainty about what signal may come next is high and the population edges its bets by exhibiting strong diversity in the sensitivity of the individual cells (broad distribution in K1/2) to many different signals. But once a given signal L exceeded a threshold (L0 predicted by the mathematical model), the sensory diversity collapsed, enabling the entire population to 'focus' on that particular signal.
November 17, 2020
Keita’s paper in Science Advances is out: he discovered a mechanism that allows an isogenic population of bacteria to rapidly adjust its phenotypic diversity when...
November 3, 2020
Mahmut’s and Nirag’s paper reveals how walking flies use the timing of their encounters with odor packets swept by the wind to navigate to the source of the odor...
July 7, 2020
We are so excited to welcome Baby Samaira Indira Kadakia. She was born on July 4th 2020! Congratulations to Bijal and Nirag.
April 13, 2020
Hope Anderson is going to The University of Chicago’s biophysical sciences PhD program Megan Ayers is coming to Yale for her PhD. She will attend the Statistics & Data...
April 9, 2020
Helen was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship as an English Teaching Assistant in Estonia. Congrats Helen!
March 27, 2020
Picture the smoke from a lit cigarette: in a few seconds, the plume disperses from a slowly meandering stream into a patchwork of disconnected filaments diffusing into the...
January 6, 2020
Congrats to Helen for accepting a job offer at Epic Systems in Madison, Wisconsin!