Lab moves to Minneapolis.

July 10-13th 2015

The lab will move to Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 13th.

Happy hour for a sad occasion.

June 18th 2015

CDB department threw a farewell party for the lab. No tears allowed!

Congratulations Rizal and Ruth!

May 27th 2015

Rizal and Ruth's paper was accepted into Nature Nanotechnology. More details to come.

Congratulations Shiv!

May 2015

Shiv is recruited as an Associate Professor with tenure at the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities.

New lab member

April 7th, 2015

Tejas Gupte, a Postdoctoral Fellow joined our lab today. Welcome Tejas!

Pythons and Hearts

April 6th, 2015

Today, Shiv is hosting Leslie A. Leinwand from University of Colorado Boulder. She will discuss her lab's work with python hearts. For more information please see the flyer.

Collaborative Paper Makes the Cover

April 2nd, 2015

The lab collaborated with the Bershadsky Lab in Singapore. Their work was featured on the cover of the Nature Cell Biology journal. For more information see our publications page.

inStem Announcement

April 2015

Shiv has been appointed as visiting faculty at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem).

Congratulations Rizal and Ruth!

March 4th, 2015

Rizal and Ruth's paper was accepted to eLife. For more information see our publications page.

Congratulations Carter and Rizal!

January 26th, 2015

Rizal and Carter were selected as semi-finalists for the OneStart Business Plan Accelerator Programme

Upcoming Talks

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.

Cupcake Break

November 24th, 2014

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


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

Cater 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.

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.

From left to right: Shiv, Mario, and Jacques

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.

Carter'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.


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.


Shiv Receives the NIH Director's New Innovator Award

September 30th, 2013

Congratulations Shiv! The Innovator Awards were also featured in the University Record.


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.


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. Here's a brief update:

  • 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.


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