Sep 30 2021
Samed’s poster on Chlamydomonas septin and the evolution of this family of proteins in eukaryotes received a poster award at the Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting. Congrats Samed! https://www.trianglecytoskeleton.com
Aug 30 2021
Yaning arrived at Duke to attend the Biology Program. Welcome Yaning!
Jul 30 2021
Rossie graduated from the Department of Cell Biology at Duke, where she studied the mechanism of cell-cell fusion and chemotropism using budding yeast. She joins the lab as a visiting postdoc from Stanford University. Welcome Rossie!
Aug 03 2020
A new paper on cytokinesis in Chlamydomonas has been published in PNAS. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1920337117 In this paper, we demonstrated that F-actin is enriched in the cleavege-furrow region of dividing Chlamydomonas cells by using Lifeact marker. Interestingly, however, there is no myosin co-localizing with F-actin in the furrow, suggesting that no “actomyosin” structure is directly involved in …
Oct 03 2019
Oct 01 2019
We will investigate the fundamental core mechanisms of cytokinesis and their evolution from the common ancestors, using Chlamydomonas in our lab, and with collaborators who use other systems. Join us for this exciting expedition!!
Sep 27 2019
A collaboration paper with Maho Niwa’s lab at UCSD on an intriguing behavior of the septin ring under ER stress has been published in Developmental Cell. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1534580719307002