Jonathan Miller


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BS (Yale); PhD Biology (Cambridge); PhD Physics (Caltech)



Research Career

  • Bell Laboratories
  • University of Chicago
  • NEC Research Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Baylor College of Medicine


After discovering the first "zinc finger" as an experimental biologist [1,2], Miller worked for more than a decade in theoretical condensed matter physics [3] at Caltech, AT&T Bell Laboratories Murray Hill, the University of Chicago, NEC Princeton, and Princeton University. He joined OIST in 2008.

  1. J. Miller, A. McLachlan, A. Klug (1985). EMBO J 4, 1609. ISI: 1714
  2. See e.g. A. Klug (2005). Proc. Japan Acad. 81, 87-102.
  3. J. Miller (1990). Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 2137. ISI: 212


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Matches computed using SEQANALYSIS software tool (E. Taillefer and J. Miller, 2010; manuscript in preparation).

Selected publications (# cites from ISI Web of Knowledge):

Miller J, Mclachlan AD,  Klug A. Repetitive Zinc-Binding Domains in the Protein Transcription Factor Iiia from Xenopus Oocytes. Embo Journal. Vol 4. Issue 6. p1609-1614. 1985. ISSN: 0261-4189. (1,714)

Miller J. Statistical-Mechanics of Euler Equations in Two Dimensions. Physical Review Letters. Vol 65. Issue 17. p2137-2140. 1990. ISSN: 0031-9007. (212)

Miller J, Weichman PB, Cross MC. Statistical-Mechanics, Euler Equation, and Jupiter Red Spot. Physical Review A. Vol 45. Issue 4. p2328-2359. 1992. ISSN: 1050-2947 (137)

Miller J, Huse DA. Zero-Temperature Critical-Behavior of the Infinite-Range Quantum Ising Spin-Glass. Physical Review Letters. Vol 70. Issue 20. p3147-3150. 1993. ISSN: 0031-9007. (87)

Miller J, Huse DA. Macroscopic Equilibrium from Microscopic Irreversibility in a Chaotic Coupled-Map Lattice. Physical Review E. Vol 48. Issue 4. p2528-2535. 1993. ISSN: 1063-651X (80)

Miller J, Wang J. Passive scalars, random flux, and chiral phase fluids. Physical Review Letters. Vol 76. Issue 9. p1461-1464. 1996. ISSN: 0031-9007 (59)

Bourzutschky M, Miller J. Granular Convection in a Vibrated Fluid (Vol 74, Pg 2216, 1995). Physical Review Letters. Vol 74. Issue 12. p2216-2219. 1995. ISSN 0031-9007. (39)

Miller J, Zeng C, Wingreen NS, Tang C. Emergence of highly designable protein-backbone conformations in an off-lattice model. Proteins-Structure Function and Genetics. Vol 47. Issue 4. p506-512. 2002. Doi 10.1002/Prot.10107 (29)

Wang TR, Miller J, Wingreen NS, Tang C, Dill KA. Symmetry and designability for lattice protein models. Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol 113. Issue 18. p8329-8336. 2000. ISSN: 0021-9606 (25)

Weichman  PB, Miller J. Theory of the self-organized critical state in nonequilibrium He-4. Journal of Low Temperature Physics. Vol 119. Issue 1-2. p155-179. 2000. ISSN: 0022-2291. (14)

Salerno W, Havlak P, Miller J. Scale-invariant structure of strongly conserved sequence in genomic intersections and alignments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol 103. Issue 35. P 13121-13125. 2006. Doi 10.1073/Pnas.0605735103. (2)