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June 12th, 2024

Paper accepted in PRX Life!

Ankita's paper combining theory & experiments to uncover multicomponent dynamics of three barbed end depolymerases has just been accepted at PRX Life! Great collaboration with Sandeep Choubey from Institute of Mathematical Sciences!

May 14th, 2024

Paper accepted in Nature Physics!

Our work on role of self assembly in evolution of multicellularity just got accepted at Nature Physics!

May 12th, 2024

Paper accepted in European Journal of Cell Biology

Ekram's paper on multicomponent depolymerization of actin filaments just got accepted at EJCB!

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

Welcome Ekram!

Physics student Ekram Towsif joins the lab for his second rotation!

November 30th, 2021

Welcome Taylor!

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

NIH R35!

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

Welcome Ignas!

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.

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