Weitz Group @ Georgia Tech Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology

Joshua Weitz

Dr. Joshua Weitz is a quantitative biologist interested in the structure and dynamics of complex biological systems. He received his PhD in Physics from MIT in 2003 and was a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University from 2003-2006. Dr. Weitz joined Georgia Tech in 2007 where he is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences with courtesy appointments in Physics and ECE. Dr. Weitz is also the Founding Director of the new interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences at Georgia Tech -- http://qbios.gatech.edu. Dr. Weitz is the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, a JSMF Scholar Award, a Simons Foundation investigator award, and is currently funded by the NSF, Army Research Office, and Simons Foundation. He was elected as a Fellow of AAAS in 2017 and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in 2019. He is also the author of the award winning book Quantitative Viral Ecology: Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts published by Princeton University Press in 2015. His research group includes ecologists, mathematicians, physicists and bioinformaticians working on three major research themes: (i) quantitative viral ecology; (ii) disease dynamics; (iii) theoretical ecology.

School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Program in Quantitative Biosciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Associate Editor, Journal of Theoretical Biology
Senior Editor, ISME J
Princeton University, A.B., Physics (1997)
MIT, Ph.D., Physics (2003)
Princeton University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2003-2006)
jsweitz AT gatech DOT edu
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