News 2013



A Fort of Boxes

December 11th, 2013 

The lab received a large shipment of boxes yesterday. The pictures tell a part of the story:




Rabia receives the AHA Pre-doctoral Fellowship

December 5th, 2013

Graduate student, Rabia Malik, was awarded the American Heart Association's Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Rabia!



Shiv Attends the HRHR Symposium

November 16th, 2013

Shiv attends the NIH High Risk High Reward (HRHR) Symposium in Bethesda, MD.




Congratulations Jie!

November 16th, 2013

A big shout out to post-doctoral Research Fellow Jie Geng from the Raghavan lab. His paper, in collaboration with us, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.




Upcoming Seminar Notice

October 14th, 2013

Shiv has been invited to give a talk at the Chicago Cytoskeleton Club which will be held on October 25th at Northwestern University.




Upcoming Seminar Notice

October 4th, 2013

Graduate student, Carter Swanson will be presenting his work in the Biophysics Seminar featuring Biophysics Graduate Students. For more details please see the attached flyer.




A Brief Respite from the Lab

September 27-28th, 2013

The lab takes a break from the bench and attends the 9th Annual Cell & Developmental Biology Departmental Retreat at the Kellog Biological Station. Graduate student Rabia Malik will be presenting in the mini-symposium.





Lab Welcomes Ruth Sommese!

September 20th, 2013

We are happy to report that Ruth will be joining our lab as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome Ruth!





Talk at Columbia University

September 17th, 2013

Shiv is invited to give a talk at Columbia University as part of the Dept. of Pharmacology Seminar Series.





Lab Welcomes New Members!

September 4th, 2013

Lab welcomes undergraduate student Abhinav Appukutty '17 and first year graduate Student James Song from the Program in Chemical Biology!





Lab Hosts a Postdoc Candidate Seminar

August 2013

Ruth Sommese from Dept. of Biochemistry at Stanford University will be giving a Postdoc Candidate Seminar on August 26th, 2013. The seminar will be from 12:10-1:15pm in Conference Room 3515 in BSRB. For more details please see the attached flyer.



Myosin Bearers


Origami to the Platform

July 2013

Postdoctoral fellow Rizal presents at the Michigan Cytoskeleton Club.



A Busy June!

June 2013

A lot of exciting things are happening in the lab. Shiv gave an invited talk at the Gladstone Institute. The lab participated in the College 101 program organized by the center for Educational Outreach; read more about it in the Record. Spudich lab reunion at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center. Former Spudniks kick off the 'First Annual Midwest Spudich Symposium'.



GPCRs in Italy

May 2013

The lab research is presented at the GPCR Gordon Conference in Barga, Italy.



Upcoming Talk: April 12, 2013.

March 2013

Shiv has been invited by the students on the Molecular Biophysics Training Grant Program to give a talk on April 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m at West Hall.




Let it snow!

February 2013

Lab members (namely Patrick and rotating graduate student Michael Lang) built snowman Samuel Frosty. Mr. Frosty resided in the -80 degree fridge located in the hallway of 3838 BSRB. We are sad to report that Mr. Frosty lived a short life of 6.5 weeks. R.I.P Mr. Frosty!




Lab outreach

February 2013

The lab takes the Wolverine Express to Pontiac High School on Valentine's Day!



ASBMB Conference: Upcoming Talks

January 2013

Graduate students Carter Swanson and Rabia Malik have been selected to give talks at the upcoming ASBMB 2013 Conference from April 20 - 24. For more information please visit the ASBMB Conference website. Carter also received the ASBMB 2013 Graduate and Postdoctoral Travel Award.