Earlier Publications

Origins of E. coli growth rate and cell shape changes at high external osmolality 
Pilizota, Shaevitz
Biophysical Journal, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2014.08.025

Passive Mechanical Forces Control Cell Shape Change during Drosophila Ventral Furrow Formation
Polyakov, He, Swan, Shaevitz, Kaschube, Wieschaus
Biophysical Journal, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2014.07.013

De novo morphogenesis in L-forms via geometric control of cell growth
Billings, Ouzounov, Ursell, Desmarais, Shaevitz, Gitai, Huang
Molecular Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/mmi.12703

Myxococcus xanthus Gliding Motors Are Elastically Coupled to the Substrate as Predicted by the Focal Adhesion Model of Gliding Motility
Balagam, Litwin, Czerwinski, Sun, Kaplan, Shaevitz, Igoshin
PLoS Computational Biology doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003619; arXiv:1401.3220

Spatial Covariance Reconstructive (SCORE) Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy
Deng, Sun, Lin, Ma, Shaevitz
PLoS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094807

Rod-like bacterial shape is maintained by feedback between cell curvature and cytoskeletal localization
Ursell, Nguyen, Monds, Colavin, Billings, Ouzounov, Gitai, Shaevitz, Huang
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1317174111

The biophysics of Myxococcus xanthus motility
Czerwinski, Shaevitz
In Zhaomin Yang and Penelope I Higgs (Eds.), Myxobacteria: Genomics, Cellular and Molecular Biology Caister Academic Press, 2014.

Mapping the stereotyped behaviour of freely-moving fruit flies
Berman, Choi, Bialek, Shaevitz
Royal Society Interface doi:10.1098/ rsif.2014.0672; arXiv:1310.4249

A versatile class of cell surface directional motors gives rise to gliding motility and sporulation in Myxococcus xanthus
Wartel, Ducret, Thutupalli, Czerwinski, Le Gall, Mauriello, Bergham, Brun, Shaevitz, Mignot
PLoS Biology doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001728

Combining Modeling and Experiment to Understand Bacterial Growth
Biophysical Journal doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2013.05.007

Efficient Multiple Object Tracking Using Mutually Repulsive Active Membranes
Deng, Coen, Sun, Shaevitz
PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065769; arXiv:1212.6209

Plasmolysis and cell shape depend on solute outer-membrane permeability during hyperosmotic shock in E. coli
Pilizota, Shaevitz
Biophysical Journal doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2013.05.011

Non-local interaction via diffusible resource prevents coexistence of cooperators and cheaters in a lattice model
Borenstein, Meir, Shaevitz, Wingreen
PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063304

The mechanics of shape in prokaryotes
Wang, Shaevitz
Frontiers in Bioscience doi:10.2741/S390

The molecular origins of chiral growth in walled cells
Huang, Ehrhardt, Shaevitz
Current Opinions in Microbiology doi:10.1016/j.mib.2012.11.002

Fast, Multiphase Volume Adaptation to Hyperosmotic Shock by Escherichia coli
Pilizota, Shaevitz
PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0035205

Helical insertion of peptidoglycan produces elongation and chiral ordering of the bacterial cell wall
Wang, Furchtgott, Huang, Shaevitz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1117132109

Image analysis in fluorescence microscopy: bacterial dynamics as a case study
van Teeffelen, Shaevitz, Gitai
BioEssays doi:10.1002/bies.201100148

From individual cell motility to collective behaviors: insights from a prokaryote, Myxococcus xanthus
Zhang, Ducret, Shaevitz, Mignot
FEMS Microbiology Reviews doi:10.1111/j.1574-6976.2011.00307.x

Direct measurement of stress-stiffening and turgor pressure in live bacterial cells
Deng, Sun, Shaevitz
Physical Review Letters doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.158101; arXiv:1104.1421

The bacterial actin MreB rotates, and rotation depends on cell-wall assembly
van Teeffelen, Wang, Furchtgott, Huang,  Wingreen, Shaevitz, Gitai
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108999108

Motor-driven Intracellular Transport Powers Bacterial Gliding Motility
Sun, Wartel, Cascales, Shaevitz, Mignot
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1101101108<\p>

Femtosecond diffractive imaging of biological cells
Seibert, Boutet, Svenda, Ekeberg, Maia, Bogan, Timneanu, Barty, Hau-Riege, Caleman, Frank, Benner, Lee, Marchesini, Shaevitz, Fletcher, Bajt, Andersson, Chapman, Hajdu
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics doi:10.1088/0953-4075/43/19/194015

The structure and Function of Bacterial Actin Homologs
Shaevitz and Gitai
Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology  doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a000364

An actin-like cytoskeleton contributes to cell mechanics in bacteria [SI]
Wang, Arellano-Santoyo, Combs, Shaevitz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911517107

Measuring the Bending Stiffness of Bacterial Cells Using an Optical Trap
Wang, Arellano-Santoyo, Combs, Shaevitz
Journal of Visual Experiments doi: 10.3791/2012

A Parallel Product-Convolution approach for representing the depth varying Point Spread Functions in 3D widefield microscopy based on principal component analysis
Arigovindan, Shaevitz, McGowan, Sedat, Agard
Optics Express doi:10.1364/OE.18.006461

The cytoskeleton: I-beams of the cell
Shaevitz and Nørrelykke
Physics Today 

The effect of aberrations on height calibration in three-dimensional microscopy and particle tracking
Deng and Shaevitz
Applied Optics doi:10.1364/AO.48.001886

Bayesian Estimation of the Axial Position in Astigmatism-Based Three-Dimensional Particle Tracking
International Journal of Optics doi:10.1155/2009/896208

Active and Passive Mechanisms of Intracellular Transport and Localization in Bacteria
Mignot and Shaevitz
Current Opinions in Microbiology doi:10.1016/j.mib.2008.10.005

Slow stress propagation in adherent cells
Rosenbluth, Crow, Shaevitz, Fletcher
Biophysical Journal doi:10.1529/biophysj.108.139139

Massively parallel X-ray holography
Marchesini, Boutet, Sakdinawat, Bogan, Bajt, Barty, Chapman, Frank, Hau-Riege, Szoke, Cui, Shapiro, Howells, Spence, Shaevitz, Lee, Hajdu, Seibert
Nature Photonics doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.154

Curvature and torsion in growing actin networks
Shaevitz and Fletcher
Physical Biology doi:10.1088/1478-3975/5/2/026006; arXiv:0709.0679

Super-resolution for a 3D world
Nature Methods doi:10.1038/nmeth0608-471

Load fluctuations drive actin network growth
Shaevitz and Fletcher
PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.0702601104; arXiv:0708.1791 

Enhanced three-dimensional deconvolution microscopy using a measured depth-varying point spread function
Shaevitz and Fletcher
Journal of the Optical Society of America A doi:10.1364/JOSAA.24.002622

Evidence that Focal Adhesion Complexes Power Bacterial Gliding Motility
Mignot, Shaevitz, Hartzell, Zusman
Science doi:10.1126/science.1137223

Direct observation of base-pair stepping by RNA polymerase
Abbondanzieri, Greenleaf, Shaevitz, Landick, Block
Nature (2005)

Picocalorimetry of Transcription by RNA Polymerase
Abbondanzieri, Shaevitz, Block
Biophysical Journal (2005) 

Statistical Kinetics of Macromolecular Dynamics
Shaevitz, Schnitzer, Block
Biophysical Journal (2005)

Spiroplasma Swim by a Processive Change in Body Helicity
Shaevitz, Lee, Fletcher
Cell (2005)

Backtracking by single RNA polymerase molecules observed at near-base-pair resolution
Shaevitz, Abbondanzieri, Landick, Block
Nature (2003)

Probing the kinesin reaction cycle with a 2D optical force clamp
Block, Asbury, Shaevitz, Lang
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2003)

An Automated Two-Dimensional Optical Force Clamp for Single Molecule Studies
Lang, Asbury, Shaevitz, Block
Biophysical Journal (2002)