Welcome to the Shaevitz Lab at Princeton University
We are interested in how life emerges from collections of molecules, cells, and organisms; asking how bacterial cells grow, divide, and move; how collections of cells form patterns; and how and why discrete animal behaviors are generated by the brain. To answer these questions we combine physics-style experiments, advanced data analysis techniques, and theoretical modeling, and use tools from optics, computer vision, machine learning, and more.
Josh is co-organizing a winter conference on Social Interactions at the Aspen Center for Physics with Srividya Iyer-Biswas and Orit Peleg. Check out the details here: https://shaevitzlab.princeton.edu/socialinteractions2022
A big congratulations to the amazing Ben Bratton who is off to start a position as an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University. Best of luck as you start your lab and we can't wait to see the exciting science start rolling out!