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Luis Amaral

  • PhD
  • Professor
  • Northwestern University
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Research interests

Complex systems Systems biology

About

I am a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, of Physics and Astronomy, and of Medicine. I received a K-25 Career award from NIGMS, was named to the 2006 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research by the W. M. Keck Foundation and appointed an Early Career Scientists by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2009. I am a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society. I have published over 160 scientific peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, including Nature, Science, and PNAS. My papers have been cited in excess of 17 thousand times (Web of Science, h-index of 57). My research has been featured in numerous media sources, both in the US and abroad. My lab does research on two main areas, quantitative biology and complex systems. Our research in quantitative biology is aligned along two thrusts. The goal of the first thrust is to develop mathematical methods that will enable biomedical researchers to identify the most relevant information from the “seas of biological data.” The goal of the second thrust is to characterize how the healthy proteostasis balance evolves during aging and to determine whether there are forms of stress that result in healthier aging. Since completing my doctoral work, I have been the primary mentor of 16 graduate students and 14 postdoctoral fellows. I have also held significant mentoring responsibilities for 9 other graduate students, and several undergraduate and high-school students who did internships in my lab.

Co-authors (240)

Publications (5)

  • Diversity of translation initiation mechanisms across bacterial species is driven by environmental conditions and growth demands

    • Hockenberry A
    • Stern A
    • Amaral L
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  • Long-range correlations and fractal dynamics in C. elegans: Changes with aging and stress

    • Alves L
    • Winter P
    • Ferreira L
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  • The Intersection of Aging Biology and the Pathobiology of Lung Diseases: A Joint NHLBI/NIA Workshop

    • Budinger G
    • Kohanski R
    • Gan W
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  • Truncation of Power Law Behavior in “Scale-Free” Network Models due to Information Filtering

    • Mossa S
    • Barthélémy M
    • Eugene Stanley H
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  • Universality classes for rice-pile models

    • AMARAL L
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Professional experience

Professor

Northwestern University

September 2009 - Present

Early Career Scientist

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

September 2009 - July 2015(6 years)

Associate Professor

Northwestern University

August 2002 - August 2009(7 years)

Research Associate

Boston University

September 2000 - July 2002(2 years)

Research Associate

Harvard Medical School

September 2000 - July 2002(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston University

January 1999 - August 2000(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard Medical School

January 1999 - August 2000(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

January 1997 - December 1998(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Forschungszentrum Jülich

September 1995 - December 1996(a year)

Education

Physics

Boston University

October 1992 - January 1996(3 years)

Fisica

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciencias

September 1990 - October 1992(2 years)

Fisica

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciencias

September 1986 - July 1990(4 years)