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  • Saurabh R. Gandhi, Eugene A. Yurtsev, Kirill S. Korolev and Jeff Gore, Range expansions transition from pulled to pushed waves as growth becomes more cooperative in an experimental microbial population, PNAS 113, 6923 (2016).

Highlighted in a PNAS Commentary by Mark Lewis: Finding the sweet spot for invasion theory.

  • Feng Wang, Jess L. Kaplan, Benjamin D. Gold, ..., Towia A. Libermann, Harland S. Winter, and Kirill S. Korolev, Detecting Microbial Dysbiosis Associated with Pediatric Crohn Disease Despite the High Variability of the Gut Microbiota, Cell Reports 14, 945-955 (2016).


  • Kirill S. Korolev, Evolution arrests invasions of cooperative populations, Physical Review Letters 115, 208104 (2015).

Highlighted in APS Physics, Focus: Evolution sometimes slows things down.

  • Rajita Menon and Kirill S. Korolev, Public good diffusion limits microbial mutualism, Physical Review Letters 114, 168102 (2015).

Highlighted in APS Physics, Synopsis: Microbes share, but not too much.

  • Lei Dai, Kirill S. Korolev, and Jeff Gore, Relation between stability and resilience determines the performance of early warning signals under different environmental drivers, PNAS 112, 10056 (2015).


  • Christopher D. McFarland, Leonid A. Mirny, and Kirill S. Korolev, Tug-of-war between driver and passenger mutations in cancer and other adaptive processes, PNAS 111, 15138 (2014).

Highlighted in Editor's Choice in Science.

Highlighted in MIT News.

  • Peter D. Freese, Kirill S. Korolev, Jose I. Jimenez, and Irene A. Chen, Genetic Drift Suppresses Bacterial Conjugation in Spatially Structured Populations, Biophysical Journal 106, 944 (2014).


  • Manoshi S. Datta, Kirill S. Korolev, Ivana Cvijovic, Carmel Dudley, and Jeff Gore, Range expansion promotes cooperation in an experimental microbial metapopulation, PNAS 110, 7354 (2013).

Highlighted in Quanta Magazine and

  • Lei Dai, Kirill S. Korolev, and Jeff Gore, Slower recovery in space before collapse of connected populations, Nature 496, 355 (2013).

Highlighted in Nature News and Views, Science News, and MIT News.

  • Kirill S. Korolev, The fate of cooperation during range expansions, PLoS Computational Biology 9, e1002994 (2013).

  • Christopher D. McFarland, Kirill S. Korolev, Gregory V. Kryukov, Shamil Sunyaev, and Leonid A. Mirny, The impact of deleterious passenger mutations on cancer progression, PNAS 110, 2910 (2013).

Highlighted in Nature Reviews Cancer and MIT News.

    • Maxim O. Lavrentovich, Kirill S. Korolev, and David R. Nelson, Radial Domani-Kinzel models with mutation and selection, Physical Review E 87, 012103 (2013).


  • Lei Dai, Daan Vorselen, Kirill S. Korolev, Jeff Gore, Generic indicators for loss of resilience before tipping point leading to population collapse, Science 336, 1175 (2012).

Highlighted on Yeast on the Brink and in Condensed Matter Journal Club.

  • Kirill S. Korolev, Melanie J. I. Muller, Nilay Karahan, Andrew W. Murray, Oskar Hallatschek, and David R. Nelson, Selective sweeps in growing microbial colonies, Physical Biology 9, 026008 (2012).


  • Kirill S. Korolev, Joao B. Xavier, David R. Nelson, and Kevin R. Foster, A quantitative test of population genetics using spatiogenetic patterns in bacterial colonies, The American Naturalist 178, 538 (2011).

  • Kirill S. Korolev and David R. Nelson, Competition and cooperation in one-dimensional stepping-stone models, Physical Review Letters 107, 088103 (2011).

2005 - 2010

  • Kirill S. Korolev, Mikkel Avlund, Oskar Hallatschek, and David R. Nelson, Genetic demixing and evolution in linear stepping stone models, Reviews of Modern Physics 82, 1691 (2010).

Highlighted in Nature Physics: Dimensional Analysis.

  • Oskar Hallatschek and Kirill S. Korolev, Fisher waves in the strong noise limit, Physical Review Letters 103, 108103 (2009).

  • Kirill S. Korolev and David R. Nelson, Defect-mediated emulsification in two dimensions, Physical Review E 77, 051702 (2008).

  • L.S. Uspenskaya, Kirill S. Korolev, and P.N. Yarykin, Peculiarity of magnetization relaxation in finite size superconductors, Physica C 423:181-9 (2005).