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!
Congrats to Talmo who will be moving in the fall to start as a Salk Fellow in beautiful San Diego!
Diana has been awarded the Joseph H. Taylor Graduate Student Fellowship from the Princeton Physics Department. Congrats Diana!!
The Shaevitz Lab welcomes QCB first years Scott Wolf and Aaron Bourque who have decided to join the lab for their PhDs!
Silke Bergeler has joined the lab as a postdoc fresh from a PhD with Erwin Frey in Munich. Welcome Silke!
Welcome Katie! She’ll be working on the mechanism of pattern formation in Myxococcus xanthus.
After four years plus an extra summer in the Shaevitz Lab, scientist extraordiare Jason Manley is off to Rockefeller for grad school. Good luck and come back to visit!
Diana S. Valverde Mendez and Anirudh Krishnan join the lab. Welcome!
Jeff's paper with the Leifer Lab on automated neuron tracking in moving worms is out in PLoS Computational Biology. Check it out here.
Congratulations to newly-minted Dr. Daniel Choi who successfully defined his PhD thesis today! Thesis title "The Study of Complex Behavioral Changes with Age in Drosophila melanogaster Using a Quantitative Framework for Behavioral Description"
Brian Silver joins the lab as a rotation student from Molecular Biology. She'll be looking at the effect of different mutations on fruiting body formation in Myxococcus xanthus.
Mochi and Sagar both pass their QCB general exams. Congrats!!!
News from the Past
December 28, 2015
November 10, 2015
Eugenie Martineau joins the lab for a year as a visiting PhD student from the CNRS in Marseille. Bienvenue!
October 15, 2015
Matthias Koch joins as a postdoc. Welcome Matthias!
May 10, 2015
Another year and so much progress. Gordon and Shashi are off to faculty jobs. Nick and Jeffrey defend their PhD theses next week. Daniel and Milos are graduating and off to PhD programs in the fall. Congrats to all!
January 21, 2015
Ugne passes her general exam. Congrats!!!!
July 25, 2014
Gordon's paper on stereotypy in fruit fly behavior accepted to Royal Society Interface. Congrats Gordon!!!
July 14, 2014
Three papers accepted in the last two weeks! Teuta's paper on growth in osmotic media in Biophys J, Oleg's paper on modeling development in Biophys J, and Nick and Gabe's paper on de-novo cell shape in Mol Micro.
July 1, 2014
Ashley passes her general exam. Congrats Ashley!
January 23, 2014
Guannan passes the Physics prelim exam. Congrats Guannan!
January 20, 2014
Two papers accepted in one week! Jeffrey and Nick's paper, in collaboration with the Gitai and Huang labs, accepted at PNAS. Yi's paper on super-resolution imaging accepted at PLoS One.
December 10, 2013
Shashi and Fabian's work on Myxococcus sporulation published in PLoS Biology.
September 4, 2013
How to Swim in Molasses: Josh's work highlighted in Scientific American.
August 9, 2013
New lab picture. Check it out on the People page.
July 1, 2013
Josh promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure!
June 24, 2013
May 14, 2013
March 11-24, 2013
Akeisha Belgrave, from Charles Wolgemuth's group at U Arizona, visits to learn the Myxo ropes. We look forward to having Akeisha join the group as a postdoc in the fall.
January 15-18, 2013
Nick Gavish, from Dan Goldman's group at Georgia Tech, visited us to take behavioral data on fire ants. Super cool and we only got bitten once.
January 3, 2013
Teuta Pilizota starts her new position as a group leader and Chancellors Fellow in the Institute of Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Good luck T.
December 12, 2012
Nick passes his generals exam. Go Nick!
September 1, 2012
Good luck to Mingzhai who is starting a job at Ohio State today!
August 16, 2012
Daniel passes his general's exam, congrats!
August 10, 2012
What a successful summer. Great undergrads working in the lab and new positions landed for Mingzhai (Ohio State), Teuta (University of Edinburgh), and Yi (University of Washinton). Congrats to all!
June 5, 2012
Alexia and Stephen graduate and are off to graduate school. Good luck and congrats!
April 15, 2012
Teuta's paper on osmoregulation published in PLoS one.
December 31, 2011
Steven and Leon's paper on cell wall rotation and chiral peptidoglycan ordering accepted at PNAS.
December 1, 2011
Congratulations to Steven, the winner of the 2011 APS Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics!!!
September 20, 2011
Sabattical visitor Zhaomin Yang (Virginia Tech) will be with us for the fall semester to think about biophysical studies of Myxococcus S-motility. Welcome Zhaomin!
September 6, 2011
Yi Deng and Mingzhai Sun's paper on cell wall stress stiffening accepted in PRL! Read the preprint here [Arxiv Preprint].
August 1, 2011
Shaevitz lab receives NIH grant to study ground-based behaviors in flies.
June 1, 2011
Grad students David Borenstein and Nikolay Ouzounov join the lab.
May 31, 2011
Siyuan walks in graduation. Fashionable black robes in 87F heat!
May 2, 2011
Congrats to newly-minted Dr. Siyuan Wang who successfully defended his thesis!
April 1, 2011
Mingzhai's paper on motor transport and motility in gliding bacteria accepted for publication in PNAS!
January 10, 2011
Fabian and Patrick join the lab, welcome!
November 5, 2010
Josh awarded the PECASE award from the White House! WH Press release here.
July 19, 2010
We have started an open-source github repository to host our data analysis software. Information can be found here.
June 25, 2010
I've encouraged the lab to start blogging in order to increase the dissemination of our research. Click here for a link to our blog pages.
May 3, 2010
Steven, Hugo and Peter's paper titled "An actin-like cytoskeleton contributes to cell mechanics in bacteria" published in PNAS
March 19, 2010
Steven, Hugo and Peter's paper titled "An actin-like cytoskeleton contributes to cell mechanics in bacteria" accepted for publication in PNAS
March 7, 2010
Josh's paper with Arigovinda, McGowan, Sedat and Agard titled "A Parallel Product-Convolution approach for representing the depth-varying Point Spread Function in 3D wideﬁeld microscopy based on principal component analysis" published in Optics Express
February 20-24, 2010
Mingzhai Sun and Teuta Pilizota present at the Biophysical Society annual meeting
October 20, 2009
Yi Deng passes prethesis exam and enters into PhD candidacy
June 16, 2009
Josh named a Pew Scholar