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Last Name

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

 awards and honors
2009 - Fellow of the American Physical Society
2011 - Maria Goeppert Mayer Award
2016 - External member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology


Physics; Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biology; Bioinformatics and Genomics;
Bioengineering; MD/PhD program


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2001
postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota, 2001-2003


Dr. Albert's research focuses on network modeling of biological systems in collaboration with wet-bench scientists. Her recent projects include modeling signal transduction networks associated to cellular behaviors relevant to cancer, for example epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Her group's goal is to use the understanding gained from the models to identify novel therapeutic interventions.

 selected publications
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  1. 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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  2. Zañudo JG, Albert R. Cell fate reprogramming by control of intracellular network dynamics. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Apr; 11(4):e1004193.
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  3. Sun Z, Jin X, Albert R, Assmann SM. Multi-level modeling of light-induced stomatal opening offers new insights into its regulation by drought. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Nov; 10(11):e1003930.
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  4. 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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  5. Jones AM, Xuan Y, Xu M, Wang RS, Ho CH, Lalonde S, You CH, Sardi MI, Parsa SA, Smith-Valle E, Su T, Frazer KA, Pilot G, Pratelli R, Grossmann G, Acharya BR, Hu HC, Engineer C, Villiers F, Ju C, Takeda K, Su Z, Dong Q, Assmann SM, Chen J, Kwak JM, Schroeder JI, Albert R, Rhee SY, Frommer WB. Border control--a membrane-linked interactome of Arabidopsis. Science. 2014 May 16; 344(6185):711-6.
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  6. 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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  7. Saadatpour A, Wang RS, Liao A, Liu X, Loughran TP, Albert I, Albert R. Dynamical and structural analysis of a T cell survival network identifies novel candidate therapeutic targets for large granular lymphocyte leukemia. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Nov; 7(11):e1002267.
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  8. 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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  9. Thakar J, Albert R. Boolean models of within-host immune interactions. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2010 Jun; 13(3):377-81.
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  10. Zhang R, Shah MV, Yang J, Nyland SB, Liu X, Yun JK, Albert R, Loughran TP. Network model of survival signaling in large granular lymphocyte leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 21; 105(42):16308-13.
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  11. Li S, Assmann SM, Albert R. Predicting essential components of signal transduction networks: a dynamic model of guard cell abscisic acid signaling. PLoS Biol. 2006 Oct; 4(10):e312.
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