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Juan M. Pedraza (an artistic interpretation)
Juan M. Pedraza (an artistic interpretation)
  • Juan Manuel Pedraza Leal
  • University of the Andes
  • Carrera 1 N° 18A - 12
  • Biophysics Lab, IP404
  • Bogotá, Colombia, South America
  • Email me through OpenWetWare

My lab is in the Biophysics Group, part of the Physics Department at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Research Interests

Stochasticity in signalling and gene expression
Phenotypic variability as survival strategy
Control in synthetic genetic circuits
Evolution of social behaviour (for now, in microorganisms)
Anomalous diffusion, symbolic dynamics and hamiltonian chaos


Harvard University , Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Systems Biology, 2006-10
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Physics, Feb. 2006.
University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia
B.Sc. in Mathematics (4 year program), 2000.
B.Sc. in Physics (5 year program), 1999.


  1. Effects of molecular memory and bursting on fluctuations in gene expression
    J.M. Pedraza and J. Paulsson
    Science, 319, 339 (2008). Nat Stochastic gene expression out-of-steady-state in the cyanobacterial circadian clock
    J.R. Chabot, J.M. Pedraza, P. Luitel and A. van Oudenaarden
    Nature, 450, 1249 (2007). PNAS Predicting stochastic gene expression dynamics in single cells
    J.T. Mettetal, D. Muzzey, J.M. Pedraza, E.M. Ozbudak and A. van Oudenaarden
    PNAS USA, 103, 7304, (2006). Book1 Noise in gene regulatory networks
    J. M. Pedraza and A. van Oudenaarden
    In Complex Systems Science in BioMedicine (Springer, New York, 2006). Sci1 Noise propagation in gene networks
    J. M. Pedraza and A. van Oudenaarden
    Science, 307,1965 (2005). PRE Non regular languages in the kicked rotor
    P.-M. Binder and J. M. Pedraza
    Physical Review E, 62, R5883 (2000). AJP An invertibility paradox
    P.-M. Binder, J. M. Pedraza, and S. Garzon.
    American Journal of Physics, 67, 1091 (1999) [Sci2]

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