Subramanian Lab News

2022 News

It was fantastic to have Akshara and Andri in the lab for their summer internships.

Wishing you all the best! We miss you!

Surprise celebrations to celebrate a grant!!

Thank you lab, for the surprise and all the hard work!

Excited to see Bez’s work online!

Farah presents her work at the 2022 Cytoskeleton Motors GRC.

Farah Haque presents her work at the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division Rising Star Symposium.

Congratulations Farah!

Thank you Dhivya Kumar and Jeremy Reiter (UCSF) for this great News & Views on our recent paper!

Farah, Sree and Peii represent the lab at the FASEB - The Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference...

…and Farah wins the second prize for her talk! Congratulations!

We wish Frankie the very best as she heads to grad school. We will miss you!

Just some lab fun!

Another positive paper news this week!

We are excited that our work on reconstituting the interaction between Hedgehog pathway proteins, Gli and Kif7, is accepted for publication.
Congrats to Farah, Christian, Qiong, Nandini and Peii! Thanks to our wonderful collaborators Ron Milligan and Liz Kubalek.

Our work on long distance communication between microtubule-bound motors is accepted for publication.

Congrats to Sitara, Shane and Alex! It was so much fun to receive the positive news during a zoom meeting with our collaborators Shane and Meredith at the University of Colorado at Boulder!

Stefan gives a great talk at the Chromatin Structure and Function Gordon conference!

First lab dinner of summer 2022 to celebrate Irene’s acceptance to graduate school.

Looking forward to many more!

Congratulations to Irene and Frankie on admissions to grad programs!

We wish you all the best!

Farah presents her work at the HMS Cell Biology trainee seminar series. An excellent talk as always!

Akshara Shankar, currently an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, joins us for the summer.

Welcome Akshara!

Radhika received the Motility & Cytoskeleton subgroup Early Career Award at the 2022 Biophysical Society Meeting.

A big thanks to the committee and the subgroup for this honor and the recognition of our research.
I am incredibly grateful for the support of my PhD and postdoc advisors, collaborators, mentors, advocates and friends for their support. A huge thanks to the amazing group of people who are past/current members of the lab – it is a joy to be a part of this team.

Sitara presented a poster on our collaborative work with Shane Fiorenza and Meredith Betterton...

…from the University of Colorado Boulder, on long-distance communication between microtubule associated motors (check out the preprint on Biorxiv!). Thanks to everyone who stopped by for your interest, the stimulating discussions and feedback.

Radhika and Sitara attended the Biophysical Society Meeting.

It was wonderful to be back at an in-person scientific conference, delightful to see old friends and colleagues and meet new ones, and celebrate Sitara’s birthday in San Francisco!

It was great fun to work with the JoVE team on filming the protocol...

(and look how beautiful and clean our microscope room looked on the day of filming!)

2021 News

Nandini and Frankie wrote an extremely detailed protocol paper on reconstituting the dynamics of crosslinked and non-crosslinked microtubules...

…(detailing the TIRF assay in Mani et al, 2021, Nature Chem Bio https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-021-00800-y).
Thrilled to have this accepted just before the new year! Congrats Nandini and Frankie.

Sitara’s work on AFM imaging of depolymerizing microtubule arrays is accepted for publication!

Congratulations to Sitara, Frankie and Jason!

Welcome to the lab, Anju!!

At the 2021 ASCB meeting, Farah and Radhika co-chaired a subgroup session, “Not Just a Cellular Railroad: Microtubules as Cargoes and Signaling Centers”, together with Le Ma (Jefferson) and Aga Kendrick (UCSD)!

We had a load of fun organizing this and Farah and Aga gave beautiful talks.

Radhika presented the lab’s work at a special subgroup session celebrating the 50th anniversary of ASCB’s Women In Cell Biology program.

It was an honor and a great pleasure to participate in this subgroup session and present the work of four “wonder women” in my lab. A huge thanks to the organizers.

Nandini is selected as an ISFS Associate for the Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, November 2021.

Congratulations Nandini!

Farah is selected to speak at the Rising Stars in Cancer Biology Symposium

Organized by:  The University of Utah, Department of Oncological Sciences and the Huntsman Cancer institute (HCI). Congratulations!!

Nandini gave a beautiful talk on differential regulation of crosslinked arrays and single microtubules at the Motors in Quarantine webinar series.

Welcome to Sree, the newest postdoc to join the lab. We are excited to have you on the team.

Lauryn Aliwalas joins the lab as a research tech. Welcome!

It was wonderful to gather together after nearly a year and a half for Alex's farewell dinner.

We miss you, Alex!

Alex heads to grad school. Good luck - come back and visit us!

The lab has a microtubule shaped bottle holder for future celebrations. We love it – thank you, Alex!

Our work on differential regulation of crosslinked and single microtubules is online!

Congratulations to all the authors for the hard work and wonderful team spirit!

Radhika and Nandini attend the 'Mitotic spindle: From living and synthetic systems to theory’ conference.

Nandini gave a fantastic talk on her reconstitution of the differential regulation of spatially proximal single microtubules and crosslinked bundles.

Thank’s to the organizers of MGH's YPG Trivia Night. We had a lot of fun!

2020 News

We ended 2020 with two new manuscripts uploaded on the bioRxiv

Congratulations to Sitara, and our fantastic collaborators Meredith Betterton and Shane Fiorenza.

We had a lot of fun cracking the code to escape our virtual room at our zoom holiday party.

Not only did we avoid turning into zombies (with merely 45 seconds to spare), we found the cure-all vaccine as well! Yay!
Thanks to the folks at Escape Experience, Chattanooga for a wonderful experience.

We are thrilled that our new Atomic Force Microscope has arrived.

It’s time to do some fun experiments! Thank you Sitara for helping with installation.

We are excited that Nandini is back in Boston! Welcome back!

Farah presented her work at the Genetics Dept. DJ Club and at the UK Cilia Network e-Symposia Series.

Congrats on the excellent talks.

We celebrated Christian’s acceptance to grad school.

Congratulations and best of luck! We will miss you!

Farah receives the best poster award at the Genetics Department retreat. Yay!

Farah is selected as a ‘2020 Leading Edge Fellow’. Congratulations!

Sitara’s poster at the Biophysical Society meeting in San Diego is a success!

Continuous interest for over 2 hours.

Lauryn joins the lab remotely. Welcome!

More competition for “QOTD”, our daily lab trivia event hosted by Nandini.

The lab receives funding from the American Cancer Society. Thank you, ACS!

Irene joins the lab. Welcome!

2019 News

Sitara is selected as an eLife Community Ambassador. Congratulations!

Shuo and Nandini’s paper on Kif7 is accepted for publication! Congratulations!

The lab attends another excellent BAMM meeting.

Shuo’s farewell party was a super fun Boston food crawl!

We wish Shuo the best as he starts his new position. We will miss you!

Nam, Alex and Frankie join the lab. Welcome!

FASEB-Cilia and Flagella meeting in beautiful Colorado!

Farah, Peii, Christian and Radhika attend the FASEB-Cilia and Flagella meeting in beautiful Colorado! We drove from Denver to Aspen in the midst of a thunderstorm! Road trip through the stunning Rockies on our way back.

We celebrate our 5th “Labbiversary”.

We attend the Molbio department retreat.

Everyone in the lab presented a poster! Radhika was super jetlagged after the CSH-Asia meeting in China!

We did an axoneme prep from sea urchin.

Sadly, our lab pet sea urchin “violet” did not survive long.

Nandini gave a fantastic talk at the ASCB meeting in Washington DC. Congratulations!

Hot pot lab dinner for Nam’s farewell and holiday party.

Come back and visit us often, Nam! Lab meetings will be less fun without your presentations.

2018 News

We celebrate the first research paper from the lab. Congratulations Sitara!

Lab lunch

It was wonderful to have Davide in the lab this summer.