Dr. Gitai received his B.Sc. in Biology from MIT and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from UCSF. As a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, he studied the dynamics, function, and regulation of the newly-discovered bacterial actin, MreB. In his own lab at Princeton he has focused on bacterial cell biology, including developing new methods for imaging bacteria and dissecting cytoskeletal function and regulation. Dr. Gitai has also focused on identifying novel roles for self-organization in unexpected processes such as metabolism, pathogenesis, and aging. Dr. Gitai has received a Beckman Young Investigator award and an NIH New Innovator award.
Gitai Lab: https://scholar.princeton.edu/gitailab/