October 19 2019
   Our new paper "Optimized filopodia formation requires myosin tail domain cooperation" is published in PNAS 
July 29 2019

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!
June 16 2019
   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!
zumbro river tubing   3 June, 2019
      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!
May 18, 2019Min muscle
Dr Mike Ostap ( presents the keynote at the Minnesota Muscle symposium and the Titus lab presented posters at the poster session 
January 18, 2019
Hibo received an Undergraduate Reseach award (UROP) for her proposal to engineer amoeba's using CRISPR
December 14, 2018
  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.
   Congratulations, Anne!
December 1-5 2018
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
November 26, 2018
Ashley imaged amoebas on Airyscan with Dr. Jordan Beach at Loyola University
November 5, 2018
Taylor Harding joins the lab for a postdoctoral fellow project. Welcome, Taylor!
3mt cat whiskersOctober, 1 2018
   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. 
September 10, 2018
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!
caAugust 9, 2018
Cierra presented her work at the LSSURP symposium. She's headed back to Hampton University after a great summer. Good luck, Cierra.

July 10, 2018

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. 

June 15, 2018

Cierra A joins us for a summer project with the LSSURP program, welcome, Cierra!
May 30, 2018

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. 
 March 31, 2018LS NCUR

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"
March 30, 2018

Casey Eddington joined the Titus Lab from the BMBB graduate program. Welcome, Casey!
March 26, 2018

Ben Binder joined the Titus Lab for a postdoctoral position prior to his faculty job at Augsburg University in Fall!


Feb 1, 2018

Ashley Arthur was awarded an F31 fellowship from NIGMS for her project studying DdMyo7 and VASP cooperation in filopodia formation.
Dec 2017

Livia Songster was awarded a UROP undergraduate research award for her project on the DdMyo7 Lever arm. Congrats, Livia! 
January 1, 2018

curie logoTitus Lab Alum Dr Karl Petersen was awarded the prestigious Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowship from the European Commission. Well done, Karl!
June 29, 2017
Our collaborative paper with the Houdusse lab  “Myosin 7 and its adaptors link cadherins to actin” is published in Nature Communications.
June 1, 2017

nihnigms greyspacerWe were awarded a four-year NIH grant from NIGMS to support our project the Mechanism of myosin motor-dependent filopod extension.


April 27, 2017


greyspacerRecipient of a 2017 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

 Award Info Link



December 13, 2016
Our major paper describing the conserved roles of MyTH-FERM myosins in filopodia formation is published in PNAS.
December 9, 2016-

kjp_cakegreyspacerCongrats 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
June 1, 2016 
We were awarded a two-year AHA Grant-In-Aid for the project entitled: Mechanism of myosin motor-dependent filopod extension.
May 24, 2016
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.