January 17, 2017
Ugne's paper is accepted at Physical Biology and Tom Bartlett's paper (a collaboration with Zemer Gitai's group) is published in Cell. Congrats to all!

December 14, 2016
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"

September 30, 2016
Welcome fall and welcome QCB rotation student Cassidy Yang! Gordon's paper will be published in PNAS on Tuesday Oct 4, and Ugne's new paper on fly courtship has been posted to the arXiv:1609.09345.

May 13, 2016
Gordon's paper on behavioral hierarchy posted on the ArXiv. Check it out here: arXiv:605.03626

March 7, 2016
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.

February 22, 2016
Josh, Sabine Petry (MOL), and Haw Yang (CHM) were awarded a Schmidt Fund transformative technology award to build a new kind of 3D imaging and optical manipulation microscope. Check out the press release!

January 16, 2016
Mochi and Sagar both pass their QCB general exams. Congrats!!!

January 10, 2016

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
Shashi's paper in PNAS highlighted by the University. Read about it here.

May 14, 2013
Mingzhai's image from the Princeton Art of Science Competition makes the news! NBC News, NewScientist Picture of the DayGizmodo "Bacteria Never Looked So Beautiful".

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