Weitz Group @ Georgia Tech

Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology

Weitz group activities
Professor Joshua Weitz
Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology
School of Biology, Georgia Tech

The Weitz group is interested in the structure and dynamics of complex biological systems. The research group includes ecologists, mathematicians, physicists and bioinformaticians working on three major research themes: (i) viral dynamics at the molecular, population and evolutionary scales; (ii) theoretical ecology and evolutionary biology; (iii) the structure and function of vascular networks. The work in the Weitz group is primarily theoretical in nature, and utilizes the tools of nonlinear dynamics, stochastic processes, and large-scale data analysis to interact with experimentalists.

Examples of recent and ongoing projects include studies of viral-host infection networks, dynamics of complex viral-host communities, quantifying enzymatic lysis, as well as network phenotyping and classification of root and leaf system architecture.

News: Recent paper on growth and interaction of rice roots is featured in PNAS First Look.