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 assembly. Science 361 (6401): 469-74. Preprint on bioRxiv (*equal contribution).
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.
In the media
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math (The Scientist Magazine)
Imagining a world without species: Theoretical physicist rethinks how we differentiate organisms on the microbial scale, by L. Burrows (Harvard SEAS News)
Resource competition: When communities collide, by J. Merritt and S. Kuehn (eLife)
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.
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 interactions. Phys 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 patterning. R 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 activity. Cell 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 patterning. Curr 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 potentials. Laser Physics 19 (2): 191.
A Kapustin and M Tikhonov (2009) Abelian duality, walls and boundary conditions in diverse dimensions. JHEP 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 theories. Laser 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 approximation. JETP 105 (3): 526.