Sahand Hormoz

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Hormoz obtained his undergraduate degree (B.A.Sc. 2006) from the University of Toronto in Engineering Science. He then completed his S.M. (2007) and Ph.D. (2011) in Applied Physics at Harvard University with Michael Brenner. His postdoctoral studies were conducted jointly as a theorist at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (UCSB) with Boris Shraiman, and as an experimentalist in the lab of Michael Elowitz at Caltech. He joined the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and the cBio center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in June 2017.


Recent Publications

Frieda KL, Linton JM, Hormoz S, Choi J, Chow KK, Singer ZS, Budde MW, Elowitz
MB, Cai L. Synthetic recording and in situ readout of lineage information in
single cells. Nature. 2017 Jan 5;541(7635):107-111. Epub 2016 Nov 21.


Hormoz S, Singer ZS, Linton JM, Antebi YE, Shraiman BI, Elowitz MB. Inferring
Cell-State Transition Dynamics from Lineage Trees and Endpoint Single-Cell
Measurements. Cell Syst. 2016 Nov 23;3(5):419-433.e8. PMCID:PMC5142829.

Hormoz S, Desprat N, Shraiman BI. Inferring epigenetic dynamics from kin
correlations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 5;112(18):E2281-9. PMCID: PMC4426465.


Hormoz S, Bhanot G, Biehl M, Bilal E, Meyer P, Norel R, Rhrissorrakrai K,
Dayarian A. Inter-species inference of gene set enrichment in lung epithelial
cells from proteomic and large transcriptomic datasets. Bioinformatics. 2015 Feb
15;31(4):492-500. PMCID: PMC4325538.


Dayarian A, Romero R, Wang Z, Biehl M, Bilal E, Hormoz S, Meyer P, Norel R,
Rhrissorrakrai K, Bhanot G, Luo F, Tarca AL. Predicting protein phosphorylation
from gene expression: top methods from the IMPROVER Species Translation
Challenge. Bioinformatics. 2015 Feb 15;31(4):462-70. PMCID: PMC4325537.


Biehl M, Sadowski P, Bhanot G, Bilal E, Dayarian A, Meyer P, Norel R,
Rhrissorrakrai K, Zeller MD, Hormoz S. Inter-species prediction of protein
phosphorylation in the sbv IMPROVER species translation challenge.
Bioinformatics. 2015 Feb 15;31(4):453-61. PMCID: PMC4325536.


Fonda E, Meichle DP, Ouellette NT, Hormoz S, Lathrop DP. Direct observation of
Kelvin waves excited by quantized vortex reconnection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
2014 Mar 25;111 Suppl 1:4707-10. PMCID: PMC3970858.


Hormoz S. Amino acid composition of proteins reduces deleterious impact of
mutations. Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 10;3:2919. PMCID: PMC3794375.


Hormoz S. Stem cell population asymmetry can reduce rate of replicative aging.
J Theor Biol. 2013 Aug 21;331:19-27.


Hormoz S. Quantum collapse and the second law of thermodynamics. Phys Rev E
Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2013 Feb;87(2):022129.


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