News 2014

GrcUpcoming talk

December 20th, 2014

Shiv and Rabia have been selected to give short talks at the Molecular Pharmacology Gordon Research Conference and Seminar respectively. For more information please visit our talks page.



Upcoming talk at ASCB 2014

November 26th, 2014

Rizal will be presenting a talk in the Cytoskeletal Filaments and Motors Minisymposium. For additional information please visit out talks page.


CJ's cake


Cupcake Break

November 24th, 2014

Lab celebrated Carter's birthday with mini confections from the Cupcake station.




Biophystalk 2

Upcoming talk

November 16th, 2014

Shiv is invited to give a talk at the Future of Biophysics Symposium at the Biophysical Society 2015 Annual Meeting.



2014 ASCB Graduate Student Travel Award

October 8th, 2014

Rabia is one of the recipients of the 2014 Graduate Student Travel Award from American Society of Cell Biology. Congrats Rabia!




Lab is featured in ASBMB Today.

October 5th, 2014

Carter and Shiv's review on the ER/K helix was covered in the October 2014 issue of ASBMB Today. Click here to read more.






Shiv is awarded a R01 from NIGMS

July 5th, 2014

Shiv received a R01 from National Institute of General Medicinal Sciences. Congratulations to the lab!



Upcoming talk

July 2nd, 2014

Shiv will be giving a talk on "Myosin Lever Arm Directs Collective Motion on Cellular Actin Network" at the Muscle and Molecular Motors Gordon Research Conference.




Summer Break

June 22nd, 2014

The lab spent a day soaking up the summer sun with good food and some recreational badminton.


Dippin Dots


Outreach - June 2014

June 2014

Rizal and Ruth demo myosin motility and create liquid N2 ice cream with 9th and 10th graders from across the state of Michigan as part of the College 101 outreach program.


Summer Students


Lab welcomes summer students!

June 10th, 2014

The lab went to lunch today to welcome returning undergrads Mario Cale and Patrick Comer. In addition, the lab welcomes new rotation students Josh Karslake and Jacques Kumutima. They are incoming students in the Biophysics Program via PIBS. Welcome guys!






Congratulations Ruth!

June 3rd, 2014

Ruth is awarded a postdoctoral fellowship and named a Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellow.


JBCCarter's manuscript is accepted into JBC

May 1st, 2014

Congratulations to the PKC Acrobats: Carter, Mike Ritt, Will, Arvind, and Michael Lang!



Congratulations Ruth!

April 24th, 2014

Ruth is awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Engineering.




2014 ASBMB Annual Meeting

April 24th, 2014

Kim Orth and Shiv co-organize a signal transduction session at ASBMB. Read more about it in the ASBMB Booklet.

Shiv will be traveling to ASBMB to present lab research.



Seminar Talk

April 3rd, 2014

Shiv presented a talk at the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) as part of the Tools Technology Seminar Series.




Celebrating Rizal's Birthday

March 13th, 2014

We took a few moments from benchwork to eat miniature sized cupcakes with Rizal.







Upcoming talk

March 10th, 2014

Shiv will be presenting a talk today on how "Conserved modular domains team up to regulate protein kinase C" at the Frankel Cardiovascular center. Click here for additional information.




Celebrating Shiv's Birthday

February 27th, 2014

It has become a lab tradition to pick a random day from beginning of the year to throw Shiv a surprise birthday party. We caught him off guard after group meeting today.




Upcoming presentations at the Biophysical Society Conference

February 9th, 2014

Carter and Rizal will present their research at the upcoming Annual Biophysical Society Conference. More details to follow.




Rizal's manuscript is accepted into PNAS

February 7th, 2014

Congratulations Rizal!





Congratulations Ruth!

February 3rd, 2014

Ruth was selected as one of the finalists for the Life Sciences Research Foundation fellowships!




Shiv teaches a new course on Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy (CDB560)

January 6th, 2014

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology has launched a new course this semester entitled Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy (CDB560). The course is co-directed by Ajit Joglekar and Shiv. You can read more about the course description in the department's newsletter under the "New Department Programs & Initiatives" section.




A new lab member

January 2nd, 2014

Lab welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow Ruth Sommese! Happy to have you with us Ruth.