Cihan Oguz

Research Fellow National Human Genome Research Institute, Inherited Disease Center 10 Center Dr., Bethesda, MD 20814 Email:
Tel: 301-451-5040

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Inherited Disease Center, NHGRI
Previous position at VT: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-14.

Research Pages: Tyson Lab JigCell

Current Research Interests

I am currently working on stochastic modeling of the cell cycle in budding yeast. My goals in this project are: (1) to build stochastic models to investigate the mechanisms that control the cell cycle, and (2) to develop algorithm for modeling and simulation of biological systems.


Ph.D. 2007 Georgia Tech, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.
B.S. 2002 Middle East Technical Univ., Ankara, Turkey, Chemical Engineering.

Professional Experience

2014- Research Fellow, NHGRI, Bethesda, MD
2011-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2008-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF, Biochemistry & Biophysics Dept., CA


Oguz, C., Watson, L.T., Baumann, W. T., and Tyson, J. J. (2017). Predicting network modules of cell cycle regulators using relative protein abundance statistics. BMC Syst. Biol. 11:30
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Hong, T., Oguz, C., and Tyson, J.J. (2015). A mathematical framework for understanding four-dimensional heterogeneous differentiation of CD4+ T cells. Bull. Math. Biol. 77 (6): 1046-1064.
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Oguz, C., Palmisano, A., Laomettachit, T., Watson, L.T., Baumann, W.T., and Tyson, J.J. (2014). A stochastic model correctly predicts changes in budding yeast cell cycle dynamics upon periodic expression of CLN2. PLoS One 9(5):e96726.
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Oguz, C., Teeraphan, L., Chen, K.C., Watson, L.T., Baumann, W.T., and Tyson, J.J. (2013). Optimization and model reduction in the high dimensional parameter space of a budding yeast cell cycle model. BMC Systems Biology 7:53.
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Oguz, C., Cakir, S., Gurcay, M., Unsal, E., Yilgor, E., Yilgor, I., and Gallivan, M. A. (2008). Influence of polymerization procedure on polymer topology and other structural properties in highly branched polymers obtained by A2+B3 approach. Polymer 49(5):1414-1424.
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Oguz, C., and Gallivan, M. A. (2008). Optimization of a thin film deposition process using a dynamic model extracted from molecular simulations. Automatica 44(8):1958-1969.
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Oguz, C., Unal, S., Long, T. E., and Gallivan, M. A. (2007). Interpretation of molecular structure and kinetics in melt condensation of A2 oligomers, B3 monomers, and monofunctional reagents. Macromolecules 40(18):6529-6534.
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Oguz, C., and Gallivan, M. A. (2005). A data driven approach for reduction of molecular simulations. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control 15(15):727-743.
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Unal, S., Oguz, C., Yilgor, E., Gallivan, M. A., Long, T. E., and Yilgor, I. (2005). Understanding the structure development in hyperbranched polymers prepared by oligomeric A2+B3 approach: Comparison of experimental results and simulations. Polymer 46(13):4533-4543.
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Cihan is from Ankara, the capital of Turkey. His interests other than modeling are meditation and body work. When he is not working on modeling of biological systems, he loves running, hiking, and being one with nature.