August 1st, 2023
Lew Best Paper Award for Heidi!
Heidi has just been awarded the Lew Best Paper Award for the academic year 2022-2023! This award is given to the Best Paper published in the year by a BCDB student. Congratulations Heidi!
July 7th, 2023
Lab's first solo paper out in Nature communications!
Heidi's and Ignas' paper on multicomponent regulation of actin barbed end assembly by formin, CP and Twinfilin has just been published! Congratulations both!
May 1st, 2023
Nayana and Matthew join the lab
This summer, Shekhar lab welcomes rising sophomores Matthew Baker and Nayana Sah!
Jan 1st, 2023
Surbhi joins the lab!
Surbhi Garg who has just obtained her PhD in Chemistry from IISER Mohali has joined the lab as a postdoc! Welcome Surbhi!
May 10th, 2022
New undergrad member!
Rising junior Vishal Reddy joins the lab as our first undergraduate lab member! Vishal is a premed majoring in physics!
April 30th, 2022
Ekram officially joins the lab!
Ekram officially joins the Shekhar lab as our third graduate student! Yay!
January 15th, 2022
Physics student Ekram Towsif joins the lab for his second rotation!
November 30th, 2021
BCDB student Taylor Hailstock joins the lab for her second rotation!
October 1st, 2021
2nd TIRF scope!!
Our second TIRF scope arrives! More scopes, happy students, happy PI!
August 1st, 2021
We are officially an NIH funded lab! Thrilled to announce award of our 5 year $1.94M R35 MIRA grant! This grant will fund our work on multicomponent mechanochemical molecular mechanisms underlying cellular actin dynamics. Multiple postdoc, technician positions open!
May 1st, 2021
First grad students join the lab!
Shekhar lab welcomes our first grad students - Ankita and Heidi, both of whom have decided to join our lab!
February 1st, 2021
Heidi joins the lab!
BCDB Heidi joins the lab for her PhD rotation!
January 10th, 2021
Hannah and Ankita join the lab!
Physics graduate students Hannah and Ankita join the lab for their 2nd rotation.
January 10th, 2021
Ignas Gaska joins the lab as our first postdoc. Ignas did his PhD with Scott Forth studying mechanisms of microtubule bundling with Scott Forth at RPI.
December 1st, 2020
New paper out in JCB!
Our story on twinfilin's depolymerization of actin filament barbed ends just out in Journal of Cell Biology.
October 8th, 2020
Our microscope has just been delivered!
Our new TIRF microscope has arrived!
August 1st, 2020
First day of the Shekhar lab
The Shekhar lab takes off at the Physics department at Emory University!
July 15th, 2020
Shashank speaks at the BCDB graduate program
Shashank presented lab's research program at the Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Zoom seminar.