Dr. Lucia-Sanz joined the Weitz group in March 2020 from Dr. Manrubia’s group in Spain. They hold a PhD on Virus Evolution. Their principal research interests focus on how biological systems behave in a quantitative and qualitative way, how we can describe them from the ground level, and into which extent a model captures the phenomenology observed in nature. They spearheaded an initiative to chat about science safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prof. Weitz gives his opinion on the state of student fees for graduate students at Georgia Tech.
As a professor and graduate studies director, I am deeply worried this practice of ever-increasing fees has been allowed to continue for far too long within the University System of Georgia without recognition of the pernicious effect fees have on recruitment, retention, and overall satisfaction — these issues won’t be fixed with a week of appreciation.
Prof. Weitz and assistant professor at Spelman College Maira Goytia share their opinions about President Trump’s border policy in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
There should be no doubt that the practice of separating children from families at borders and then confining separated children in cages should be described with the same term: child abuse.
A recent New York Times article on ‘Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day’ focused on the role of viruses of microorganisms in shaping life on Earth. The article highlighted a recent call for a new initiative in this area, proposed by Prof. Weitz and colleagues – Prof. Steven Wilhelm (UT-Knoxville) and Prof. Matthew Sullivan (Ohio State University):
‘Last year, three experts called for a new initiative to better understand viral ecology, especially as the planet changes. “Viruses modulate the function and evolution of all living things,” wrote Matthew B. Sullivan of Ohio State, Joshua Weitz of Georgia Tech, and Steven W. Wilhelm of the University of Tennessee. “But to what extent remains a mystery.”’