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Robert Charles Brewster PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, AS5-1043
Worcester MA 01655
Phone774-455-3695
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    DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems

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    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

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    DepartmentSystems Biology


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    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesBSPhysics
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesPHDPhysical Chemistry

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    1. Bulcha JT, Giese GE, Ali MZ, Lee YU, Walker MD, Holdorf AD, Yilmaz LS, Brewster RC, Walhout AJM. A Persistence Detector for Metabolic Network Rewiring in an Animal. Cell Rep. 2019 Jan 08; 26(2):460-468.e4. PMID: 30625328.
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    2. Landman J, Brewster RC, Weinert FM, Phillips R, Kegel WK. Self-consistent theory of transcriptional control in complex regulatory architectures. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0179235. PMID: 28686609.
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    3. Das D, Dey S, Brewster RC, Choubey S. Effect of transcription factor resource sharing on gene expression noise. PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Apr 17; 13(4):e1005491. PMID: 28414750.
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    4. Garcia HG, Brewster RC, Phillips R. Using synthetic biology to make cells tomorrow's test tubes. Integr Biol (Camb). 2016 Apr 18; 8(4):431-50. PMID: 26952708.
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    5. Lovely GA, Brewster RC, Schatz DG, Baltimore D, Phillips R. Single-molecule analysis of RAG-mediated V(D)J DNA cleavage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 7; 112(14):E1715-23. PMID: 25831509.
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    6. Jones DL, Brewster RC, Phillips R. Promoter architecture dictates cell-to-cell variability in gene expression. Science. 2014 Dec 19; 346(6216):1533-6. PMID: 25525251.
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    7. Weinert FM, Brewster RC, Rydenfelt M, Phillips R, Kegel WK. Scaling of gene expression with transcription-factor fugacity. Phys Rev Lett. 2014 Dec 19; 113(25):258101. PMID: 25554908.
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    8. Brewster RC, Weinert FM, Garcia HG, Song D, Rydenfelt M, Phillips R. The transcription factor titration effect dictates level of gene expression. Cell. 2014 Mar 13; 156(6):1312-23. PMID: 24612990.
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    9. Palmieri B, Yamamoto T, Brewster RC, Safran SA. Line active molecules promote inhomogeneous structures in membranes: theory, simulations and experiments. Adv Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 Jun; 208:58-65. PMID: 24630340.
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    10. Brewster RC, Jones DL, Phillips R. Tuning promoter strength through RNA polymerase binding site design in Escherichia coli. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012; 8(12):e1002811. PMID: 23271961.
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    11. Jho YS, Brewster R, Safran SA, Pincus PA. Long-range interaction between heterogeneously charged membranes. Langmuir. 2011 Apr 19; 27(8):4439-46. PMID: 21410204.
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    12. Brewster R, Safran SA. Line active hybrid lipids determine domain size in phase separation of saturated and unsaturated lipids. Biophys J. 2010 Mar 17; 98(6):L21-3. PMID: 20303848.
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    13. Brewster R, Pincus PA, Safran SA. Hybrid lipids as a biological surface-active component. Biophys J. 2009 Aug 19; 97(4):1087-94. PMID: 19686656.
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    14. Brewster R, Grest GS, Levine AJ. Effects of cohesion on the surface angle and velocity profiles of granular material in a rotating drum. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2009 Jan; 79(1 Pt 1):011305. PMID: 19257028.
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    15. Brewster R, Pincus PA, Safran SA. Self assembly modulated by interactions of two heterogeneously charged surfaces. Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Sep 19; 101(12):128101. PMID: 18851414.
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    16. Brewster R, Silbert LE, Grest GS, Levine AJ. Relationship between interparticle contact lifetimes and rheology in gravity-driven granular flows. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Jun; 77(6 Pt 1):061302. PMID: 18643252.
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    17. Silbert LE, Grest GS, Brewster R, Levine AJ. Rheology and contact lifetimes in dense granular flows. Phys Rev Lett. 2007 Aug 10; 99(6):068002. PMID: 17930867.
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    18. Brewster R, Grest GS, Landry JW, Levine AJ. Plug flow and the breakdown of Bagnold scaling in cohesive granular flows. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2005 Dec; 72(6 Pt 1):061301. PMID: 16485940.
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