Kartik Subramanian

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Peter Sorger's Group Department of System Biology Harvard Medical School Boston, MA 02215 Email: kartik_subramanian@hms.harvard.edu Tel: 540-449-9399

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Previous position at VT: PhD student, 2009-14.

Research Pages: Tyson Lab Caulobacter Cell Cycle Model

Current Research Interests

My research work involves building a spatiotemporal model of the cell cycle control in Caulobacter cells.


Ph.D. 2014 Virginia Tech, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
M.Sc. 2008 Maharaja Sayajirao University, India, Microbiology.
B.Sc. 2006 Mumbai University, India, Biochemistry.

Professional Experience

Oct 2014 - Jan. 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Tyson's Lab, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Jan. 2015 - present Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Peter Sorger's Lab, Harvard Medical School, MA


Li, F., Subramanian, K., Chen, M. Tyson, J. J. and Cao, Y. (2016). A stochastic spatiotemporal model of a response-reglator network in the Caulobacter crescentus life cycle. Phys. Biol. 13:035007.
Subramanian, K., Paul, M.R., and Tyson, J.J. (2015). A theoretical investigation of alternative models. PLoS Comput. Biol. 11: e1004348.
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Subramanian, K., Paul, M.R., and Tyson, J.J. (2014). De novo production of Turing activator generates polarity in pattern formation. Paper presented at: Advances in Systems and Synthetic Biology (Evry, France), pp. 131-142.
Subramanian, K., Paul, M.R., and Tyson, J.J. (2013). Potential role of a bistable histidine kinase switch in the asymmetric division cycle of Caulobacter crescentus. PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1003221.
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Subramanian, K., and Gadgil, C. (2010). Robustness of the Drosophila segment polarity network to transient perturbations. IET Syst. Biol. 4-2:169-176.
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When Kartik is not busy finding his feet in the field of computational biology, he spends his time making poor but personally enjoyable attempts at playing the guitar and singing. He is also a comic buff and reads popular science and historical accounts.