Design Principles of Cellular Networks APCTP Junior Research Groups
Group Introduction
Contact & Members
Research Focus
Junghyo Jo (Leader)
Design Principles of Cellular Networks

PhD, Seoul National University, Korea (2007)

Postdoc, National Institutes of Health, USA (2007-2012)

Scientific Scope

Multicellular organisms function with symbiotically interacting cells. Cellular differentiation may reduce complexity of individual cells and provide robustness in the organism as a whole. Our group computationally studies dynamic interactions and spatial organizations of live components, cells, in biological systems. Two specific examples are the cellular network in the pancreatic islet for controlling energy homeostasis; and neural networks for stable and flexible learning. We are also interested in algorithms for generating optimal cellular networks that are adaptable for given challenges.