UNC- Chapel Hill

Welcome to the Elston Lab

The Elston lab is interested in understanding the dynamics of complex biological systems, and developing reliable mathematical models that capture the essential components of these systems. The projects in the lab encompass a wide variety of biological phenomena including signal transduction, cell fate decisions and gradient sensing in yeast, noise in gene networks and signaling pathways, airway homeostasis, and energy transduction in motor proteins. We also are interested in developing computational tools for performing stochastic and spatiotemporal simulations of signaling networks and image analysis.

Graduate students in the lab participate in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program, the Applied Mathematics Program, and the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program.



New and Notable

The Elston lab had a strong showing at the 2013 International Conference on Computational Cell Biology
Sai Vankatapurapu's talk was selected for an
oral presentation.

Dr. Yan Fu received the "Best Poster Award".

Dr. Mathew Pena received runner up for the
“Best Poster Award”.


John Houser graduates in 2013
John Houser gets his PhD and begins a postdoc at UT Austin.

Congratulations to Nan Hao and Wanda Strychalski!
Nan Hao is an Assistant Professor at UCSD.

Wanda Strychalski is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University.