Adilson Motter

PhD, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Office Phone: 847.491.4611
Fax: 847.491.9982
Motter Group


Professor Motter's research is focused on applications of nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics and complex network theory to the study of large-scale biological networks. Current projects include the predictive modeling and control of dynamical processes in genetic, biochemical, and ecological networks.


Selected Publications

D.K. Wells, W.L. Kath, and A.E. Motter,  
Control of stochastic and induced switching in biophysical networks,  
Phys. Rev. X 5, 031036 (2015). 

A.E. Motter, 
Chaos 25, 097621 (2015). 
doi: 10.1063/1.4931570

P. Gawand, F.S. Abukar, N. Venayak, S. Partow, A.E. Motter, and R. Mahadevan,  
Sub-optimal phenotypes of double-knockout mutants of Escherichia coli depend on the order of gene deletions,  
Integr. Biol., Advance Article (2015). 

J. Sun, S.P. Cornelius, J. Janssen, K.A. Gray, and A.E. Motter,  
Regularity underlies erratic population abundances in marine ecosystems,  
J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20150235 (2015). 

J.-R. Angilella, R.D. Vilela, and A.E. Motter, 
Inertial particle trapping in an open vortical flow, 
J. Fluid Mech. 744, 183 (2014). 

S.P. Cornelius, W.L. Kath, and A.E. Motter,
Realistic control of network dynamics, 
Nature Communications 4, 1942 (2013).  

Z.G. Nicolaou and A.E. Motter,
Mechanical metamaterials with negative compressibility transitions,
Nature Materials 11, 608 (2012).

J.S. Lee, T. Nishikawa, and A.E. Motter,
Why optimal states recruit fewer reactions in metabolic networks,
Discret. Contin. Dyn. Syst. A. 32(8), 2937 (2012).
Special Issue in Honor of the 65 Birthday of John Guckenheimer.

A.E. Motter and R. Albert,
Networks in motion,
Physics Today 65(4), 43 (2012).

S.P. Cornelius, J.S. Lee, and A.E. Motter,
Dispensability of Escherichia coli's latent pathways,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3124 (2011).

S. Sahasrabudhe and A.E. Motter,
Rescuing ecosystems from extinction cascades through compensatory perturbations,
Nature Communications 2, 170 (2011).

Z.L. Whichard, A.E. Motter, P.J. Stein, and S.J. Corey,
Slowly produced microRNAs control protein levels,
J. Biol. Chem. 286, 4742 (2011).

T. Nishikawa and A.E. Motter,
Network synchronization landscape reveals compensatory structures, quantization, and the positive effect of negative interactions,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 10342 (2010).

A.E. Motter,
Improved network performance via antagonism: From synthetic rescues to multi-drug combinations,
BioEssays 32, 236 (2010).
doi: 10.1002/bies.200900128

D.-H. Kim and A.E. Motter,
Slave nodes and the controllability of metabolic networks,
New J. Phys. 11, 113047 (2009).

T. Nishikawa, N. Gulbahce, and A.E. Motter,
Spontaneous reaction silencing in metabolic optimization,
PLoS Computational Biology 4, e1000236 (2008).

A.E. Motter, N. Gulbahce, E. Almaas, and A.-L. Barabasi,
Predicting synthetic rescues in metabolic networks,
Molecular Systems Biology 4, 168 (2008).

Recent Photos

October 29, 2015