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Robert Charles Brewster PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentSystems Biology
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North AS5-1043
Worcester MA 01655
Phone774-455-3695
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentSystems Biology

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentBioinformatics and Computational Biology

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPostbaccalaureate Research Education Program


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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. Ali MZ, Brewster RC. Controlling gene expression timing through gene regulatory architecture. PLoS Comput Biol. 2022 01; 18(1):e1009745. PMID: 35041641.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    2. Guharajan S, Chhabra S, Parisutham V, Brewster RC. Quantifying the regulatory role of individual transcription factors in Escherichia coli. Cell Rep. 2021 11 09; 37(6):109952. PMID: 34758318.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    3. Ali MZ, Parisutham V, Choubey S, Brewster RC. Inherent regulatory asymmetry emanating from network architecture in a prevalent autoregulatory motif. Elife. 2020 08 18; 9. PMID: 32808926.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    4. Ali MZ, Choubey S, Das D, Brewster RC. Probing Mechanisms of Transcription Elongation Through Cell-to-Cell Variability of RNA Polymerase. Biophys J. 2020 04 07; 118(7):1769-1781. PMID: 32101716.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    5. 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 01 08; 26(2):460-468.e4. PMID: 30625328.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    7. Das D, Dey S, Brewster RC, Choubey S. Effect of transcription factor resource sharing on gene expression noise. PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 04; 13(4):e1005491. PMID: 28414750.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    8. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. 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 07; 112(14):E1715-23. PMID: 25831509.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. 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.
      Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    11. 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.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    
    12. 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):1312-1323. PMID: 24612990.
      Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    13. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    
    14. 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.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    15. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    16. 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.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    17. 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.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    18. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    19. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
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