Josh Shaevitz, Ph.D.


Dr. Shaevitz received his B.A. in Physics from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Stanford University. As a Miller Research Fellow at UC Berkeley, he studied the movement of microorganisms using novel forms of microscopy. The Shaevitz lab at Princeton focuses on precision measurements in biology using tractable model systems to probe the emergence of cellular- and population-level order in prokaryotes and the origins of stereotyped behaviors in animals. Dr. Shaevitz has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Human Frontier Science Program, and the Sloan Foundation. In 2009, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House Office of Science and Technology.

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