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 -- 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.


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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