news collabCongratulations to our collaborator, Dr. Mohan Balasubramanian!

December 14th, 2017

Dr. Balasubramanian's mansucript, in collaboration with Shiv and Ruth, has been selected to represent a special collection of recently outstanding articles regarding cell division in JCB. Articles will be made available in January 2018.


GPCR Conference



Shiv & Keehun attend the GPCR Workship Conference 2017

December 5th-9th, 2017

Shiv and Keehun escape the frigid December temperatures of Minneapolis and head to Kona, Hawaii to attend a GPCR Workshop where they will be presenting posters regarding current GPCR research emphases in the lab.




Titu Farewell

Farewell Titu!

October 31st, 2017

The lab wishes postdoctoral fellow Titu well as he transitions to another postdoctoral position at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with Benjamin Hackel's group


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Welcome back Anja!

September 5th, 2017

The lab is happy to have Anja back in lab as she continues her research towards her PhD. Anja has now completed the first two years of her MD. Congrats and welcome back!




Off to Lake Itasca

August 16th-21st, 2017

Shiv and Keehun will be hosting a teaching module on quantitative microscopy at the Itasca Biological Stations and Laboratories for first year grad students in the MCSB program.



Congratulations to Titu and Sangbae!

August 15th, 2017

Titu and Sangabae's manuscript investigated the PKCα kinase-substrate interface, and provided insight into the dynamic properties of the kinase-substrate interaction that govern substrate binding and turnover. Their work was published in Journal of Biological Chemistry.



nat sci repCongratulations to Rabia!

July 5th, 2017

Rabia's manuscript that further characterizes our novel SPASM FRET sensors with regards to the GPCR-G-protein interaction. Her work was published in Nature Scientific Reports. 


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Congratulations to our collaborator, Dr. Mohan Balasubramanian!

June 27th, 2017

Dr. Balasubramanian's manuscript investigated the role of turnover of actin and myosin II in its contraction and was recently published in the Journal of Cell Biology. 


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Congratulations to Ansley and Manbir!

June 23rd, 2017

Ansley and Manbir's paper Structural Elements in the Gαs and Gαq C Termini That Mediate Selective G Protein-coupled Receptor (GPCR) Signaling has been chosen to represent a special virtual issue on structural biology that highlights the most exciting advances made in structural biology over the past three years. Congratulations! 






Congratulations Abhi!

May 10th, 2017

Abhi has been accepted into the M.D. program at the University of Michigan. Congrats Abhi!





Lab hosts Research Assistant 

May 4th-12th, 2017

The lab welcomes research assistant Elizabeth Glickson from Jerrold Turner's lab at Brigham and Women's hospital. Elizabeth's research characterizes protein domains for G.I. research.  





Matt heads to Chicago for the Experimental Biology 2017 Annual Meeting

Aprill 22nd-27th, 2017 

Matt will be presenting posters regarding both his work with Rabia and Tejas' paper regarding GPCR priming. Both poster sessions will be the 22nd. Abstracts can be found here.



news_tejasCongratulations Tejas!

March 21st, 2017

Tejas' paper examining the effects of non-cognate interactions in GPCR-G protein fusions was accepted in PNAS. Congrats Tejas!


news_minionLab welcomes back Rabia

March 20th, 2017

Rabia returned from her trip back home and will be joining the lab for a bit while she applies for postdoc positions. Welcome back Rabia!



ruth farewellLab says farewell to Ruth

March 10th, 2017

The lab said goodbye and celebrated Ruth's new position as a senior scientist at Pfizer by hosting a dinner at Shiv's.



acs chem bioCongratulations to our collaborator, Dr. Robert Chow!

February 14th, 2017

Dr. Chow's paper reports on a new class of genetically encoded biosensors that extend the virtues of GCaMP proteins to ratiometric measurements. 



BPS logoMike, Ashim, and Shiv head to New Orleans for the 61st Annual Biophysical Society Meeting

February 11-15th, 2017

Mike and Ashim will both be presenting posters regarding their research on molecular motors on February 13th (Poster numbers B241 and B402), whereas Shiv will be giving a talk on February 11th - more info can be found here and under the talks page.