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.
We are so proud of Grace McKenzie-Smith for landing an Assistant Professorship at Wesleyan University. A great institution to carry out her fascinating work on animal behavior.
Josh is excited but a bit intimidated to take over the reigns for DBIO over the next year. This amazing group of scientists produces continues to amaze with what can be gleamed from the phenomena of life. See you at the March Meeting!