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Spatio-temporal regulation of cell motility and its fitness effect in a surface-attached bacterial community.
E. Simsek, E. Dawson, P. Rather, M. Kim.
Reviewed and Undergoing revision (2021). [main text]

Active efflux leads to heterogeneous dissipation of proton motive force by protonophores in bacteria.
D. Le, E. Krasnopeeva, F. Sinjab, T. Pilizota, M. Kim
Under review (2021). [main text]

Stochastic response of bacterial cells to antibiotics: its mechanism and implications for population and evolutionary dynamics
T. Akiyama and M. Kim.
Curr. Opin. Microbiol, Invited review article, submitted (2021).

Observing bacterial persistence at single-cell resolution
E. Dawson and M. Kim.
Methods in Molecular Biology on Bacterial Persistence (published by Springer Nature),
Invited book chapter, submitted (2021).

Bioelectrical understanding and engineering of cell biology.
Z. Schofield, G. Meloni, P. Tran, C. Zerfass, G. Sena, Y. Hayashi, M. Grant, S. Contera, S. Minteer, M. Kim, A. Prindle, P. Rocha, M. Djamgoz, T. Pilizota, P. Unwin, M. Asally, and O. Soyer
J. R. Soc. Interface 17: 20200013.(2020) [main text]

Power-law tail in lag time distribution underlies bacterial persistence.
E. Simsek and M. Kim,
PNAS (2019) 116 (36), 17635 - 17640; [main text] [sup info]

Distinct mechanisms coordinate transcription and translation under carbon and nitrogen starvation in Escherichia coli.
S. Iyer, D. Lei, B. Park, and M. Kim,
Nature Microbiology, doi:10.1038/s41564-018-0161-3, (2018)[main text] [sup info]
Also see News & Views [link]

Antibiotic-induced population fluctuations and stochastic clearance of bacteria.
J. Coates*, B. Park*, D. Le, E. Simsek, W. Chaudhry, and M. Kim,
eLife, 2018;7:e32976(2018), *equal contribution. Also see Emory news [link]

Positive autoregulation of the flhDC operon in Proteus mirabilis.
K. Howery, E. Simsek, J. Hatt, M. Kim, and Ph. Rather,
Research in Microbiology doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2018.02.005, (2018)

The emergence of metabolic heterogeneity and diverse growth responses in isogenic bacterial cells.
E. Simsek and M. Kim,
the ISME journal, doi:10.1038/s41396-017-0036-2, (2018)

Phototaxis of cyanobacteria under complex light environments (Commentary)
M. Kim,
mBio, 8 (2), e00498-17 (2017),

Absolute quantitative measurement of transcriptional kinetic parameters in vivo
S. Iyer*, B. Park*, and M. Kim,
Nucleic Acids Research, 44 (18): e142 *equal contribution. (2016),

Regulation of the Min cell division inhibition complex by the Rcs phosphorelay in Proteus mirabilis
K. Howery, K. Clemmer, E. Simsek, M. Kim, and P. Rather
J. Bacteriol. 197, 2499 (2015).

Survival kinetics of starving bacteria is biphasic and density-dependent
A. Phaiboun, Y. Zhang, B. Park, M. Kim,
PLoS Comput Biol 11(4): e1004198 (2015).

The innate growth bistability and fitness landscapes of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
B. Deris*, M. Kim*, Z. Zhang, H. Okano, R. Hermsen, A. Groisman, and T. Hwa,
Science 342, 1237435 (2013). [link] *equal contribution. Recommended by F1000prime [link]

Coordination of bacterial proteome with metabolism by cyclic AMP signalling
C. You, H. Okano, S. Hui, Z. Zhang, M. Kim, C. Gunderson, Y. Wang, P. Lenz, D. Yan and T. Hwa
Nature 500, 301-306 (2013).[link].
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Need-based activation of ammonium uptake in Escherichia coli ,
M. Kim, Z. Zhang, H. Okano, D. Yan, A. Groisman, and T. Hwa
Molecular Systems Biology 8,616 (2012), doi:10.1038/msb.2012.46 [PDF]

M. Kim, S. Anthony, S. Bae, S. Granick, "Colloid rotation near the colloidal glass transition," J. Chem. Phys. 135, 054905 (2011). [link]

M. Kim, S. Anthony, and S. Granick, "Activated surface diffusion in a simple colloid system," Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 178303 (2009). [link]

M. Kim, S. Anthony, and S. Granick, "Isomeric Colloidal Clusters with Shape-Dependent Mobility, " Soft Matter 5, 81 (2009). [link].

S. Bae, J. Wong, M. Kim, S. Jiang, L. Hong, and S. Granick, "Using Light to Study Boundary Lubrication: Spectroscopic Study of Confined Fluids" Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A, 366, 1443 (2008) [link]

S. Anthony, M. Kim, and S. Granick, "Single-Particle Tracking of Janus Colloids in Close Proximity,"; Langmuir 24, 6557 (2008) [link]

S. Anthony, M. Kim, and S. Granick, "Translation-Rotation Decoupling of Colloidal Clusters of Various Symmetry,"; J. Chem. Phys. (2008). [link]

S. Anthony, L. Hong, M. Kim, and S. Granick, "Single-particle colloid tracking in four dimensions,"; Langmuir 22, 9812 (2006). [link]

B. Min, Y. Jo, M. Kim, " Phase diagram of perovskite mangaites,"; Physica B 312, 723 (2002). [link]