Select publications

JE Goldford*, N Lu*, D Bajic, S Estrela, M Tikhonov, A Sanchez-Gorostiaga, D Segre, P Mehta, and A Sanchez (2018). Emergent simplicity in microbial community assemblyScience 361 (6401): 469-74. Preprint on bioRxiv (*equal contribution).

M Tikhonov (2017) Theoretical microbial ecology without species. PRE 96: 032410. Preprint at arXiv:1504.02550

M Tikhonov and R Monasson (2017) Collective phase in resource competition in a highly diverse ecosystem. PRL 118 (4): 048103. Preprint at arXiv:1609.01270.

M Tikhonov (2016) Community-level cohesion without cooperation. eLife 5: e15747 (open access). 

ED Sonnenburg, SA Smits, M Tikhonov, SK Higginbottom, NS Wingreen, and JL Sonnenburg (2016) Diet-induced extinctions in the gut microbiota compound over generations. Nature 529 (7585): 212. Available at Harvard DASH.


M Tikhonov, S Kachru, and DS Fisher. Modeling the interplay between plastic tradeoffs and evolution in changing environments. Preprint on bioRxiv.

S Mukherjee, M Jemielita, V Stergioula, M Tikhonov, and BL Bassler. Photo sensing and quorum sensing are integrated to control bacterial collective behaviors. Preprint on bioRxiv.

N Lu, A Sanchez-Gorostiaga, M Tikhonov, and A Sanchez. Cohesiveness in microbial community coalescence. Preprint on bioRxiv.

Additional publications

Y Guo, M Tikhonov, and MP Brenner (2018). Local growth rules can maintain metabolically efficient spatial structure throughout growth. PNAS 201801853.

M Tikhonov and R Monasson (2018) Innovation rather than improvement: a solvable high-dimensional model highlights the limitations of scalar fitness. J Stat Phys 172 (1): 74. Open view access; preprint also available at arXiv:1708.05453.

M Tikhonov and W Bialek (2016) Complexity of generic biochemical circuits: topology versus strength of interactionsPhys Biol 13 (6): 066012, featured article. Preprint at arXiv:1308.0317.

M Tikhonov, RW Leach, and NS Wingreen (2015) Interpreting 16S metagenomic data without clustering to achieve sub-OTU resolution. ISME J 9 (1): 68. Preprint at arXiv:1312.0570.

M Tikhonov, SC Little, and T Gregor (2015) Only accessible information is useful: insights from gradient-mediated patterningR Soc Open Sci 2 (11): 150486 (open access). 

SC Little*, M Tikhonov*, and T Gregor (2013) Precise developmental gene expression arises from globally stochastic transcriptional activityCell 154 (4): 789 (*equal contribution; open archive). 

HG Garcia, M Tikhonov, A Lin, and T Gregor (2013) Quantitative imaging of transcription in living Drosophila embryos links polymerase activity to patterningCurr Biol 23 (21): 2140 (open archive). 

AM Popov, MA Tikhonov, OV Tikhonova, and EA Volkova (2009) Comparative analysis of the strong-field ionization of a quantum system with the Coulomb and short-range potentialsLaser Physics 19 (2): 191. 

A Kapustin and M Tikhonov (2009) Abelian duality, walls and boundary conditions in diverse dimensionsJHEP 2009 (11) 006 (open access).

AM Popov, MA Tikhonov, OV Tikhonova, and EA Volkova (2008) Hydrogen atom in a strong laser field: Numerical simulation versus Keldysh-type theoriesLaser Physics 18 (5): 568. 

EA Volkova, AM Popov, MA Tikhonov, and OV Tikhonova (2007) Atom under an intense laser pulse: Stabilization effect and strong-field approximationJETP 105 (3): 526.