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Luis Amaral studies complex biological, social and technological systems. His goal is to develop models that provide insight into the emergence, evolution, and stability of complex systems. A particular area of interest is the integrative analysis of cellular (gene, protein and metabolic) networks. Other areas of interest include the large-scale modeling of natural ecosystems, mesoscopic modeling of nucleic acid dynamics, and the science of innovation and creativity.


  • system-level modeling of biological processes
  • Complex networks in nature
  • study of innovation and creativity

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Research Output 1993 2017

Economic insecurity and the rise in gun violence at US schools

Pah, A. R., Hagan, J., Jennings, A. L., Jain, A., Albrecht, K., Hockenberry, A. J. & Amaral, L. A. N. Feb 8 2017 In : Nature Human Behaviour. 1, 2, 0040

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

3 Citations
Messenger RNA
Untranslated Regions

Long-range correlations and fractal dynamics in C. elegans: Changes with aging and stress

Alves, L. G. A., Winter, P. B., Ferreira, L. N., Brielmann, R. M., Morimoto, R. I. & Amaral, L. A. N. Aug 29 2017 In : Physical Review E. 96, 2, 022417

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Long-range Correlations

The Intersection of Aging Biology and the Pathobiology of Lung Diseases: A Joint NHLBI/NIA Workshop

Budinger, G. R. S. , Kohanski, R. A. , Gan, W. , Kobor, M. S. , Amaral, L. A. , Armanios, M. , Kelsey, K. T. , Pardo, A. , Tuder, R. , Macian, F. , Chandel, N. , Vaughan, D. , Rojas, M. , Mora, A. L. , Kovacs, E. , Duncan, S. R. , Finkel, T. , Choi, A. , Eickelberg, O. , Chen, D. & 8 others Agusti, A., Selman, M., Balch, W. E., Busse, P., Lin, A., Morimoto, R., Sznajder, J. I. & Thannickal, V. J. Oct 12 2017 In : The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 72, 11, p. 1492-1500 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)
Lung Diseases
Chronic Disease
1 Citations

A network approach to discerning the identities of C. elegans in a free moving population

Winter, P. B., Brielmann, R. M., Timkovich, N. P., Navarro, H. T., Teixeira-Castro, A., Morimoto, R. I. & Amaral, L. A. N. Oct 11 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 34859

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Social Behavior
Genetic Association Studies