I'm a theoretical physicist. I study biological phenomena spanning a wide range of length and timescales: for example, molecular mechanisms of protein regulation, how biological cells make inferences about their environment, and the dynamics of cellular communities. Read more.

Primary affiliation: Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore.

Adjunct affiliations: Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen; International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore

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  • Strong components of the E. coli regulatory network

  • Ultradian oscillators in eukaryotic cells

  • Bacteria can coexist with virulent phage

Events & Announcements

Feb 4-6, 2017: With colleagues from ESPCI, Paris, and IISER Pune, I'm co-organising a discussion meeting at NCBS on the Emergence and Evolution of Biological Complexity

Poster designed by Sandeep Ameta



Dec 19-21, 2016: Mukund Thattai and the rest of the Simons Centre faculty are organising a discussion meeting at NCBS on the Interface of Biology and Theoretical Computer Science

Poster designed by Rohit Suratekar



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Recent Publications

Husain, K. & Krishna, S. (2016) Efficiency of a Stochastic Search with Punctual and Costly Restarts, arXiv, 1609.03754.

Heltberg, M., Kellogg, R. A., Krishna, S., Tay, S. & Jensen, M. H. (2016) Noise induces hopping between NF-kB entrainment modes, Cell Systems 3, 1.

Sneppen, K., Semsey, S., Seshasayee, A. & Krishna, S. (2015) Restriction modification systems as engines of diversity, Front. Microbiol. 6, 528.

Heilmann, S., Krishna, S. & Kerr, B. (2015) Why do bacteria regulate public goods by quorum sensing?- How the shapes of cost and benefit functions determine the form of optimal regulation, Front. Microbiol. 6, 767.

Hansen, S., Krishna, S., Semsey, S. & Svenningsen, S. L. (2015) Effects of four different regulatory mechanisms on the dynamics of gene regulatory cascades, Sci. Rep. 5, 12186.

Hao, N., Krishna, S., Ahlgren-Berg, A., Cutts, E. E., Shearwin, K. E. & Dodd, I. B. (2014) Road rules for traffic on dna – systematic analysis of transcriptional roadblocking in vivo, Nucl. Acids Res. 42, 8861.
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