Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Research in my lab focuses on three key questions in biophysics:
(i) How are behaviors organized and represented by the brain?
(ii) How do proteins build cells of the correct size and shape?
(iii) How do cells create complex population-scale patterns?
Before coming to Princeton, I studied at Columbia, Stanford, and UC Berkeley where I was a Miller Research Fellow.
For more information about my laboratory and research see: http://sites.google.com/site/shaevitzlab
Teaching AY 2013-2014:
- PHY412 Biological Physics (Fall)
- ISC233/4 An Integrated, Quantitative Introduction to the Natural Sciences III/IV (Spring)
- I am an academic advisor in Rockefeller College
- Information about doing a JP or senior thesis with me can be found here
- For the academic year 2013-2014 I am the chair of the "Junior Committee" in the Physics Department.
- Mail: 150 Icahn Laboratories, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 609.258.8177
- Fax: 609.258.7070
See these online listings for a complete list of my publications
- 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
- Direct measurement of stress-stiffening and turgor pressure in live bacterial cells. Deng, Sun, Shaevitz. Physical Review Letters doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.158101
- 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
- An actin-like cytoskeleton contributes to cell mechanics in bacteria. Wang, Arellano-Santoyo, Combs, Shaevitz. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911517107