Quantitative Microscopy


Course featured on CBS Bioblog

November 28, 2016

Shiv's new Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy course has been featured on the CBS Bioblog. More information on the course can also be found here


Lisa Lippert


Welcome Lisa!

November 7, 2016

We are excited to announce the addition of postdoctoral fellow Lisa Lippert to the lab! Welcome Lisa and congratulations on your successful defense!





Our very own Rexit - farewell Rabia!

November 1, 2016

The lab is excited to announce that Rabia has returned home to Pakistan with her family for her wedding! Congratulations Rabia! 






News Alina



Lab hosts Rotation Student

October 27, 2016

The lab is excited to host Alina Zdechlik, a first year graduate student in the Dept. of MCDB&G, for a short rotation until the end of fall semester. Welcome Alina!




News Lunch


Lab Lunch

October 10, 2016

The lab went out to lunch to catch up with each other and say our farewells to Rabia before she returns home. 


Publications 41

Congratulations Ruth and Carter!

October 5, 2016

Ruth and Carter teamed up to elucidate assembly mechanisms in PKCα. Their findings are published in PLoS One. More information can be found on the publications page.


Publications 37

Congratulations Rizal and Abhi!

August 29, 2016

Rizal and Abhi recently published their findings on their DNA nanotube circular gliding assay, which could play a critical role in monitoring long term behavior of molecular motors and enable characterization of motor robustness. Check out the publications page for more info.


News - Titu


Lab hosts PhD Student

August 20, 2016

The lab is excited to host Lisa Lippert from Yale Goldman's lab at UPenn for a month before she returns to Pennsylvania to defend her thesis. Welcome Lisa! 



Thesis Defense


Congratulations Rabia and Carter!

August 16 & 17, 2016

We are happy to announce that both Rabia and Carter successfully defended their theses! Congratulations to the two of them! 




Titu Devamani


Welcome Titu!

August 15, 2016

The lab welcomes new postdoctoral fellow Titu Devamani. Happy to have you with us Titu!


Matthew Dysthe


Welcome Matthew!

August 1, 2016

The lab welcomes new research assistant Matthew Dysthe. We are excited to have Matthew on board! 



GRCCongratulations Ruth!

July 2nd, 2016

Ruth has been selected to give a talk at the Muscle and Molecular Motors Gordon Research Conference. Her talk will be on Wednesday July 20th as part of the Tuning and Regulating Motor-Track Interactions session. For more details, please visit the talks page.

Semack et al JBC 2016


Congratulations Ansley and Manbir!

June 22nd, 2016

Ansley and Shiv teamed up with graduate student Manbir Sandhu from Nagarajan Vaidehi's lab to shed light onto the molecular mechanism of G protein selection. Their findings are published in JBC. For more details, please visit the publications page.


Ashim Rai


Welcome Ashim!

June 15th, 2016

The lab welcomes postdoctoral fellow Ashim Rai. We are excited to have Ashim with us!



Upcoming talks

May 31st, 2016

Ruth and Shiv have been selected to give talks at the Phosphorylation and G-Protein Mediated Signaling Networks GRS and GRC respectively. For more details, please visit the talks page.



Congrats Ansley!

May 25th, 2016

Ansley's first authored paper was accepted into JoVE. Congratulations Ansley!




Summer rotation student

May 23rd, 2016

Anja Swenson, an MSTP student, will be rotating in our lab this summer. Welcome Anja!



Congrats Carter!

May 6th, 2016

Carter accepted an offer to work with Andrey Shaw at Genetech.




Summer research project

May 2nd, 2016

A familiar face returns to lab. Former undergraduate student, Abhi, has returned to continue to work on his paper with Rizal.







Sayonara Ansley

April 29th, 2016

We are happy to report that Ansley has been accepted into the MD/Ph.D Program at University of Michigan. The lab celebrated by throwing Ansley a farewell party.




Defense dates

April 28th, 2016

Graduate students Carter and Rabia set their theses defense dates for mid August. Good luck!





Lab welcomes visiting scholar

April 18th, 2016

The lab is excited to host post-doctoral fellow Ashwin Gopinath. Ashwin is a postdoc in the Rothemund Lab at Caltech.








Congratulations Rizal!

March 13th, 2016

Rizal accepted a faculty position at the BioDesign Institute at Arizona State University. Best of luck Rizal!





Welcome Keehun!

February 28th, 2016

Keehun Kim, first year graduate student, in the Dept. of MCDB&G joined the lab! Welcome Keehun!






Where is Shiv?

February 27th, 2016

                                                         Shiv is currently attending the 60th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Los Angeles.



NIGMS Council

January 28th, 2016

Shiv serves as an ad-hoc member on the NIGMS January council meeting.



Congrats Mike!

January 20th, 2016

                                                         Mike's paper was published in Molecular Pharmacology.




Lab hosts seminar speaker

January 5th, 2016

Shiv will be hosting Prof. Nagarajan Vaidehi from the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope Medical Center. She will be presenting in the Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development seminar series on January 21st, 2015.






Welcome rotation students

January 4th, 2016

The lab welcomes two new rotation students, Ang Li and Willow Coyote, from the Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics in the College of Biological Sciences.