Critical points, fitness, and evolution in natural and synthetic biological networks.
E. coli growing in a high lactose concentration.

Principal Investigator

Christian Ray, Assistant Professor

Computational Biology Profile

Molecular Biosciences Profile



In which we resemble Lyapunov on introducing Prof. Brian Ackley at the 2016 K-INBRE Symposium. Also introduced: three impressive trainees: [1] [2] [3].


At long last, we have updated our research and personnel pages.


New paper published:

Amino acid positions subject to multiple coevolutionary constraints can be robustly identified by their eigenvector network centrality scores
Daniel J. Parente, J. Christian J. Ray, Liskin Swint-Kruse

Proteins (2015) 83(12):2293-2306. DOI 10.1002/prot.24948


New paper published:

Stress-response balance drives the evolution of a network module and its host genome
Caleb González, Joe Christian J Ray, Michael Manhart, Rhys M Adams, Dmitry Nevozhay, Alexandre V Morozov, Gábor Balázsi

Molecular Systems Biology (2015) 11: 827. DOI 10.15252/msb.20156185


Dry Lab

Center for Computational Biology
260 MRB
2030 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Tel: +1 (785) 864-1506

Wet Lab

Department of Molecular Biosciences
4006 Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045

Tel: +1 (785) 864-3206