Joseph Dexter

Research Associate & Lecturer
Academic Appointments

Neukom Fellow

I came to Dartmouth in 2018 as a Neukom Fellow. A computational biologist by training, I have broad interests across data science, and I am particularly enthusiastic about research that brings together traditionally quantitative and qualitative disciplines. To that end, most of my research and teaching is concentrated in two interdisciplinary areas: the Digital Humanities, including computational text analysis for Latin, ancient Greek, and other premodern traditions and the cultural evolution of literature, and systems biology and mathematical modeling for biomedicine. I am the co-founder and co-director of the Quantitative Criticism Lab. 

258 Haldeman Center
Comparative Literature
Ph.D., Harvard University
A.B., Princeton University

Selected Publications

P. Chaudhuri, T. Dasgupta, J.P. Dexter, and K. Iyer, “A small set of stylometric features differentiates Latin prose and verse,” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (2018) doi:10.1093/llc/fqy070

J.P. Dexter, P.S. Ward, T. Dasgupta, A.M. Hosios, J. Gunawardena, and M.G. Vander Heiden, “Lack of evidence for substrate channeling or flux between wildtype and mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase to produce the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate,” Journal of Biological Chemistry 293 (2018) 20051-20061

J.P. Dexter, J.W. Biddle, and J. Gunawardena, “Model discrimination for Ca2+-dependent regulation of myosin light chain kinase in smooth muscle contraction,” FEBS Letters 592 (2018) 2811-2821

J.P. Dexter, T. Katz, N. Tripuraneni, T. Dasgupta, A. Kannan, J.A. Brofos, J.A. Bonilla Lopez, L.A. Schroeder, A. Casarez, M. Rabinovich, A. Haimson Lushkov, and P. Chaudhuri, “Quantitative criticism of literary relationships,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114 (2017) E3195-E3204

P. Chaudhuri, J.P. Dexter, and J.A. Bonilla Lopez, “Strings, Triangles, and Go-betweens: Intertextual Approaches to Silius’ Carthaginian Debates,” Dictynna 12 (2015)

J.P. Dexter, T. Dasgupta, and J. Gunawardena, “Invariants reveal multiple forms of robustness in bifunctional enzyme systems,” Integrative Biology 7 (2015) 883-894

J.P. Dexter and J. Gunawardena, “Dimerization and bifunctionality confer robustness to the isocitrate dehydrogenase regulatory system in Escherichia coli,” Journal of Biological Chemistry 288 (2013) 5770-5778

J.P. Dexter, “The Reception of Phanocles at Georgics 4.507-27,” Mnemosyne 66 (2013) 303-311