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Reka Albert

InstitutionEberly College of Science
Address122 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Other Positions
InstitutionEberly College of Science

InstitutionHuck Institutes of the Life Sciences


Professor of Physics and Biology


Bioinformatics and Genomics


B.S., Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1995
M.S., Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1996
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2001


Dr. Albert's research focuses on network modeling of biological systems, specifically on modeling — in collaboration with wet-bench scientists — the interplay between pathogens and the host's immune system.

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  1. Rajtmajer SM, Roy A, Albert R, Molenaar PC, Hillary FG. A voxelwise approach to determine consensus regions-of-interest for the study of brain network plasticity. Front Neuroanat. 2015; 9:97.
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  2. Steinway SN, Biggs MB, Loughran TP, Papin JA, Albert R. Inference of Network Dynamics and Metabolic Interactions in the Gut Microbiome. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 May; 11(5):e1004338.
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  3. Steinway SN, Zañudo JG, Ding W, Rountree CB, Feith DJ, Loughran TP, Albert R. Network Modeling of TGFß Signaling in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Reveals Joint Sonic Hedgehog and Wnt Pathway Activation. Cancer Res. 2014 Nov 1; 74(21):5963-77.
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  4. Jin X, Wang RS, Zhu M, Jeon BW, Albert R, Chen S, Assmann SM. Abscisic acid-responsive guard cell metabolomes of Arabidopsis wild-type and gpa1 G-protein mutants. Plant Cell. 2013 Dec; 25(12):4789-811.
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  5. Albert R, DasGupta B, Mobasheri N. Some perspectives on network modeling in therapeutic target prediction. Biomed Eng Comput Biol. 2013; 5:17-24.
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  6. Walsh ER, Thakar J, Stokes K, Huang F, Albert R, August A. Computational and experimental analysis reveals a requirement for eosinophil-derived IL-13 for the development of allergic airway responses in C57BL/6 mice. J Immunol. 2011 Mar 1; 186(5):2936-49.
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  7. Thakar J, Albert R. Boolean models of within-host immune interactions. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2010 Jun; 13(3):377-81.
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  8. Wijeratne AJ, Zhang W, Sun Y, Liu W, Albert R, Zheng Z, Oppenheimer DG, Zhao D, Ma H. Differential gene expression in Arabidopsis wild-type and mutant anthers: insights into anther cell differentiation and regulatory networks. Plant J. 2007 Oct; 52(1):14-29.
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  9. Chung WY, Albert R, Albert I, Nekrutenko A, Makova KD. Rapid and asymmetric divergence of duplicate genes in the human gene coexpression network. BMC Bioinformatics. 2006; 7:46.
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