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

V. Mishra and J.P. Dexter, "Comparison of Readability of Official Public Health Information About COVID-19 on Websites of International Agencies and the Governments of 15 Countries," JAMA Network Open (2020) e2018033 

J.P. Dexter, S. Prabakaran, and J. Gunawardena, “A Complex Hierarchy of Avoidance Behaviors in a Single-Cell Eukaryote,” Current Biology 29 (2019) 4323-4329

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 34 (2019) 716-729

T.J. Bolt., J.H. Flynt, P. Chaudhuri, and J.P. Dexter, “A Stylometry Toolkit for Latin Literature,” Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing: System Demonstrations (2019) 205-210

L. Neidorf, M.S. Krieger, M. Yakubek, P. Chaudhuri, and J.P. Dexter, “Large-scale quantitative profiling of the Old English verse tradition,” Nature Human Behaviour 3 (2019) 560-567

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, 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

J.P. Dexter and W. Parker, “Parallel combinatorial chemical synthesis using single-layer poly(dimethylsiloxane) microfluidic devices,” Biomicrofluidics 3 (2009) 034106

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