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Researcher: Ophelia Venturelli

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Areas of Expertise
  • Evolutionary design principles of networks and synthetic ecologies
  • Dynamic responses of microbial populations and ecosystems in response to complex environmental inputs
  • Methods to construct predictable feedback control systems for targeted manipulation of microbial function, dynamics and fitness
  • Control theory
  • Information theory
  • Game theory
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Multi-objective optimization with multiplexed measurements and perturbations of single cells and populations
Web Site Ophelia Venturelli's Department of Biochemistry Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Towards engineering biological systems in a broader context. Venturelli OS, Egbert RG, Arkin AP. J Mol Biol. 2016 Feb 27;428(5 Pt B):928-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2015.10.025. Review.

  • The impact of different sources of fluctuations on mutual information in biochemical networks. Chevalier M, Venturelli O, El-Samad H. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Oct 20;11(10):e1004462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004462.

  • Synergistic dual positive feedback loops established by molecular sequestration generate robust bimodal response. Venturelli OS, El-Samad H, Murray RM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Nov 27;109(48):E3324-33. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211902109.

  • Population diversification in a yeast metabolic program promotes anticipation of environmental shifts. Venturelli OS, Zuleta I, Murray RM, El-Samad H. PLoS Biol. 2015 Jan 27;13(1):e1002042. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002042.

View Ophelia Venturelli's publications at PubMed.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-7017
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biochemistry
Title Assistant Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 3204C DeLuca Biochemistry Laboratories
Address Line 2 433 Babcock Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Stanford University, 2006
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2013
Other Degrees Postdoc Fellow, University of California–Berkeley, 2016
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