College of Biological Sciences


New Faces in the Lab

September, 2019

In addition to Kelly officially starting, we're hosting Nisha, a graduate student visiting from Virupakshi Soppina's lab from IIT Gandhinagar, and Biswaprakash, a rotation student. We're looking forward to all the great science these new members will bring to the lab!




Shiv Teaches at Itasca

August, 2019

Fall is here and that means another trip up to Itasca. Shiv taught his introductory microscopy course again this year. For more information, check out the course pages on the website!




Shiv Attends MNPS Study Section in Washington DC

June 6-7th, 2019

Shiv will be attending the June meeting of the Molecular Neuropharmacology and Signaling Study Section in Arlington, VA.


classShiv Teaches Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy (GCD 8111*/GCD 5111)

May, 2019

Shiv is currently teaching his annual Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy course. The course covers the basics of fluorescent microscopy and image analysis in an intensive 3 week class. Find out more about it here.





Board of Regents Approves Shiv's Promotion to Full Professor

May, 2019

The Board of Regents has officially approved Shiv's promotion to full professor effective this fall. Congratulations, Shiv!




Kelly Culhane



Welcome Kelly!

April 16th, 2019

Welcome to Kelly Culhane from the Yan Lab at Yale. Kelly will be joining us as a post doc this fall.




umn foundationAnja Recieves the Ross A. Gortner Award

April 15th, 2019

Congratulations to Anja (again!) for winning the University of Minnesota Foundation's Ross A. Gortner Award. This award is given annually to an advanced graduate student in recognition of their scholarly contributions in the areas of Enzymology and/or Protein Chemistry and is given to a BMBB graduate student in recognition of consistent, high quality research.



College of Biological Sciences

Tejas Receives 2nd Place Prize at CBS Post doc Symposium!

April 10th, 2019

Congratulations to Tejas as he clinches a second place for his poster entitled "Temporal coupling of sequential GPCR-G protein interactions enhances signaling" at the CBS Post doc Symposium. 



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Congratulations Titu!

March 1st, 2019

Congratulations to former post doc Titu Devamani as he starts a new position at Archer Daniels Midland! We wish him continued success as he starts his new job!



GrcShiv and Fred attend 2019 Molecular Pharmacology Gordon Conference

February, 2019

Shiv and Fred got a reprieve from snowy Minneapolis in sunny Los Angeles while attending the 2019 Molecular Pharmacology Gordon Conference. While there, they each presented a poster, met with collaborators, and generally talked science non-stop! 


NHLBIAnja Receives F30 Award from NHLBI

January 30th, 2019

Congratulations to our very own Anja Touma for receiving funding from the NIH NHLBI for her application "Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy using Nano-Engineered Synthetic Myosin Thick Filaments". 



Welcome Fred!

January 2nd, 2019

Welcome to Fred Sadler, who joins us as a 1st year graduate student from the BMBB program. Fred is already recognized as a Thomas Reid fellow and will be joining the lab's ongoing work with GPCRs. 




Shiv Becomes Co-Director of Graduate Studies

January, 2019

Shiv has been given the role of co-director of graduate studies for the Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology program.