Our new paper "Optimized filopodia formation requires myosin tail domain cooperation" is published in PNAS
Meg gave a talk at GRC - Motile and Contractile Systems meeting on MF Myosin and VASP cooperation during filopodia formation
June 17 2019
Annika Schroder joins us as a Researcher 1, continuing the tradition of awesome Gustavus Adolphus alumni (class of 2019) working in the Titus lab.
Welcome aboard Annika!
Ashley heads off to the world-famous Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA - a third generation Physiology Course Student and/or Faculty!
Heidi P joins the lab as a participant in the summer LSSURP
program to perform genomic engineering on true wild type
2 June, 2019
The T lab takes on the Zumbro river!
Dr Mike Ostap (https://www.med.upenn.edu/ostaplab/) presents the keynote at the Minnesota Muscle symposium and the Titus lab presented posters at the poster session
Hibo received an Undergraduate Reseach award (UROP) for her proposal to engineer amoeba's using CRISPR
Our awesome collaborator Dr Anne Houdusse (Institut Curie) is awarded the prestigious Jean-Pierre Lecocq Prize from the Institut de France Académe de Sciences for her important work on the molecular mechanism of myosin motor force generation and understanding how drugs developed for the treatment of cardiovascular disease impact motor function.
Meg co-chaired a subgroup on Evolutionary Cell Biology with Holly Goodson (Notre Dame), and Ashley and Livia presented posters at ASCB meeting in San Diego, CA
Ashley imaged amoebas on Airyscan with Dr. Jordan Beach at Loyola University.
Taylor Harding joins the lab for a postdoctoral fellow project. Welcome, Taylor!
Ashley gave a short presentation at the GCD retreat, and won a cell biology award and a travel award from the annual DBC symposium for best graduate student poster.
Krisna Van Dyke joins the Titus lab for a rotation, welcome Krisna!
September 1, 2018
Dr. Benjamin Binder joins Ausberg for a job as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Congrats Ben, good luck!
Cierra presented her work at the LSSURP symposium. She's headed back to Hampton University after a great summer. Good luck, Cierra.
Ashley gave a talk about her work "MyTH FERM myosin and VASP cooperation during filopodia formation" at the GRC cytoskeletal motors conference in Dover, Vermont and will chair the GRS for the meeting in 2020.
Cierra A joins us for a summer project with the LSSURP program, welcome, Cierra!
Livia Songster was promoted to lab technician and will continue her work in the lab studying the role of MyTH FERM myosin dimerization in filopodia formation.
Livia Songster was awarded a travel grant to attend NCUR and presented her poster "Role of MyTH4 FERM Myosin in filopodia initiation within Dictyostelium discoideum"
Casey Eddington joined the Titus Lab from the BMBB graduate program. Welcome, Casey!
Ben Binder joined the Titus Lab for a postdoctoral position prior to his faculty job at Augsburg University in Fall!
Ashley Arthur was awarded an F31 fellowship from NIGMS for her project studying DdMyo7 and VASP cooperation in filopodia formation.
Livia Songster was awarded a UROP undergraduate research award for her project on the DdMyo7 Lever arm. Congrats, Livia!
Titus Lab Alum Dr Karl Petersen was awarded the prestigious Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowship from the European Commission. Well done, Karl!
Our collaborative paper with the Houdusse lab “Myosin 7 and its adaptors link cadherins to actin” is published in Nature Communications.
We were awarded a four-year NIH grant from NIGMS to support our project the Mechanism of myosin motor-dependent filopod extension.
April 27, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS, MARGARET TITUS!
Recipient of a 2017 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education
Our major paper describing the conserved roles of MyTH-FERM myosins in filopodia formation is published in PNAS.
Congrats Dr. Karl Petersen on your Ph.D. Thesis! "Structure-Function Analysis of Motor Proteins: Insights from Conventional and Unconventional Myosins" Advisors Dr. Margaret Titus & Dr. David Thomas. Best wishes as you continue your career in the Houdusse lab at Institut Curie in Paris, France.
We were awarded a two-year AHA Grant-In-Aid for the project entitled: Mechanism of myosin motor-dependent filopod extension.
Our collaborative paper with the Houdusse lab describing the structure of DdMyo7 MyTH-FERM domains revealing the convergent evolution of these domains is published in PNAS.