Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Reka Z. Albert, PhD

Reka Z. Albert, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Physics
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies

Research Interests

  • Signal Transduction
  • Proteins
  • Genes
  • Abscisic Acid
  • Gene Regulatory Networks
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Neoplasms
  • Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Kinetics
  • Gene Expression
  • Theoretical Models
  • Systems Biology

Recent Publications


Yan, G, Arenas, A & Albert, R 2020, 'Introduction to the Special Section on Network Science in Biological and Bio-Inspired Systems', IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 1, 9025278, pp. 409-410.


Deritei, D, Rozum, J, Ravasz Regan, E & Albert, R 2019, 'A feedback loop of conditionally stable circuits drives the cell cycle from checkpoint to checkpoint', Scientific reports, vol. 9, no. 1, 16430.
Yahyanejad, F, Albert, R & DasGupta, B 2019, 'A survey of some tensor analysis techniques for biological systems', Quantitative Biology, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 266-277.
Rozum, JC & Albert, R 2019, 'CONTROLLING the CELL CYCLE RESTRICTION SWITCH ACROSS the INFORMATION GRADIENT', Advances in Complex Systems, vol. 22, no. 7-8, 1950020.
Campbell, C & Albert, R 2019, 'Edgetic perturbations to eliminate fixed-point attractors in Boolean regulatory networks', Chaos, vol. 29, no. 2, 023130.
Russo, L, Albert, R, Campbell, C & Shea, K 2019, 'Experimental species introduction shapes network interactions in a plant-pollinator community', Biological Invasions, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 3505-3519.
Maheshwari, P, Du, H, Sheen, J, Assmann, SM & Albert, R 2019, 'Model-driven discovery of calcium-related protein-phosphatase inhibition in plant guard cell signaling', PLoS computational biology, vol. 15, no. 10, e1007429.
Wooten, DJ, Groves, SM, Tyson, DR, Liu, Q, Lim, JS, Albert, R, Lopez, CF, Sage, J & Quaranta, V 2019, 'Systems-level network modeling of Small Cell Lung Cancer subtypes identifies master regulators and destabilizers', PLoS computational biology, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. e1007343.
Gómez Tejeda Zañudo, J, Guinn, MT, Farquhar, K, Szenk, M, Steinway, SN, Balázsi, G & Albert, R 2019, 'Towards control of cellular decision-making networks in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition', Physical Biology, vol. 16, no. 3, 031002.


G.T. Zañudo, J, Steinway, SN & Albert, R 2018, 'Discrete dynamic network modeling of oncogenic signaling: Mechanistic insights for personalized treatment of cancer', Current Opinion in Systems Biology, vol. 9, pp. 1-10.
Gan, X & Albert, R 2018, 'General method to find the attractors of discrete dynamic models of biological systems', Physical Review E, vol. 97, no. 4, 042308.
Rozum, JC & Albert, R 2018, 'Identifying (un)controllable dynamical behavior in complex networks', PLoS computational biology, vol. 14, no. 12, e1006630.
Albert, RZ, Baillieul, J & Motter, AE 2018, 'Introduction to the Special Issue on Approaches to Control Biological and Biologically Inspired Networks', IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 690-693.
Rozum, JC & Albert, RZ 2018, 'Self-sustaining positive feedback loops in discrete and continuous systems', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 459, pp. 36-44.
Yang, G, Zañudo, JGT & Albert, R 2018, 'Target control in logical models using the domain of influence of nodes', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, no. MAY, 454.


Maheshwari, P & Albert, R 2017, 'A framework to find the logic backbone of a biological network', BMC systems biology, vol. 11, no. 1.
Albert, R, Acharya, BR, Jeon, BW, Zañudo, JGT, Zhu, M, Osman, K & Assmann, SM 2017, 'A new discrete dynamic model of ABA-induced stomatal closure predicts key feedback loops', PLoS biology, vol. 15, no. 9, e2003451.
Campbell, C, Aucott, S, Ruths, J, Ruths, D, Shea, K & Albert, R 2017, 'Correlations in the degeneracy of structurally controllable topologies for networks', Scientific reports, vol. 7, 46251.
Zañudo, JGT, Yang, G, Albert, R & Levine, H 2017, 'Structure-based control of complex networks with nonlinear dynamics', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, no. 28, pp. 7234-7239.


Gan, X & Albert, R 2016, 'Analysis of a dynamic model of guard cell signaling reveals the stability of signal propagation', BMC systems biology, vol. 10, no. 1, 78.
Yang, G, Campbell, C & Albert, R 2016, 'Compensatory interactions to stabilize multiple steady states or mitigate the effects of multiple deregulations in biological networks', Physical Review E, vol. 94, no. 6, 062316.
Steinway, SN, Wang, RS & Albert, R 2016, Discrete dynamic modeling: A network approach for systems pharmacology. in AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series. AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series, vol. 23, Springer Verlag, pp. 81-103.
Sun, Z & Albert, R 2016, 'Node-independent elementary signaling modes: A measure of redundancy in Boolean signaling transduction networks', Network Science, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 273-292.
Campbell, C, Russo, L, Marins, A, DeSouza, O, Schönrogge, K, Mortensen, D, Tooker, J, Albert, R & Shea, K 2016, 'Top-down network analysis characterizes hidden termite–termite interactions', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, no. 17, pp. 6178-6188.

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