Who we are
Dr Chuck Price
- I'm a
Assistant Professor in the School of Plant Biology at the University of
Western Australia in Perth. I've literally just arrived, so you can contact
me if need be via my Georgia Tech email, charles.price (at)
I designed, wrote the code for and implemented the
LEAF GUI software while a postdoctoral fellow in the Weitz lab, School of biology at Georgia Institute
of Technology. I received my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (not
programming) from the University of Arizona.
I'm primarily interested in understanding the evolutionary and
ecological forces responsible for generating and maintaining organic form, function and diversity, primarily in plants.
To learn more about me,
including a full publication list and CV, visit my
is an Visiting
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. He
is interested in developing topological and geometric tools for problems in
science and engineering. Among other things, he is currently working on
developing topological and geometric descriptors for physical networks,
which include leaf
venation networks as well as plant roots. For more
out Yuriy's website:
is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Biology at
Georgia Tech. She helped write some of the LEAF GUI code. Currently she is
working on the analysis of the shape and growth profiles of roots of rice.
It is a part of the NSF project which attempts to understand the genetic
basis of root traits. Check Olga's
to learn more about her activities.
Dr Joshua Weitz is an Assistant
Professor of Biology and Physics and a
quantitative biologist interested in understanding the structure and
dynamics of complex biological systems. The Weitz research group includes
ecologists, mathematicians, physicists and bioinformaticians currently
working on four major research themes: (i) viral dynamics at the molecular,
population and evolutionary scales, (ii) structure and function of plant
vascular networks, (iii) quantitative systems biology and bioinformatics,
(iv) quantitative models of disease dynamics.