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  • May 14, 2022 – Skye wins the prestigious $1000 Borst Scholarship. Congrats Skye!
  • May 14, 2022 – Caleb wins a $500 Rilett Award to present a poster at the Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference in Tucson, AZ. Congrats Caleb!
  • May 2022 – Sam graduates and leave the lab to work in R&D at ADM via Actalent/Aerotek in Decatur, IL. Congrats Sam!
  • April 15, 2022 – Danny wins a $500 R.D. Weigel Research Grant to support his research project. Congrats Danny!
  • April 15, 2022 – “Lab excursion” to the Chicago Cytoskeleton conference.
  • April 01, 2022 – The student organization Phi Sigma organized a Trivia event, which we attended!
Mental warm-up to compete in TRIVIA
  • March 10, 2022 – Martin just received these neat batches from eLife
  • February 25, 2022 – The student organization Phi Sigma put together a fantastic symposium for our department. Students from the Engelke lab presented the following posters and a talk:
    Sam: Poster title: “Mapping the Amino Acid Sequences in the Coiled-Coil Domain that Mediate Dimerization of the KIF3A/KIF3B Motor”
    Skye: Poster title: “Characterization of two ciliopathy-causing mutations in the KIF3B motor protein”
    Ayoola: Poster title: “PHOSPHORYLATION OF EIGHT PHOSPHOSITES IN THE TAIL DOMAIN OF KIF3A IS DISPENSIBLE FOR REGULATING HETEROTRIMERIC KINESIN-2 FOR CILIOGENESIS”
    Caleb: Talk title: “Heterodimeric kinesin-2 autoinhibition: molecular features and biological function”
  • February 7, 2022 – Anna Roseland joins the team. Welcome Anna!
  • January 10, 2022 – Danny Marchiafava joins the team. Welcome Danny!
December 15, 2021Before heading into the well-deserved winter break, the lab convened for a fierce Bowling competition followed by a relaxing lunch. Have a great break, everyone!
  • December 10, 2021 – Hailey leaves the lab. Farewell Hailey!
  • October 14, 2021 – Ayoola was selected by the ISU Graduate School as a Lela Winegarner Fellow. Congrats Ayo!
  • September 2021 – Alex leaves the lab. All the best for your studies towards a Master’s in Education Alex and farewell!
  • September 9, 2021 – Hailey joins the team. Welcome Hailey!
  • September 2021 – Jordyn and Skye return as undergraduate researcher to the lab. Welcome!
July 21, 2021USRF students imaging the expression of the kinesin mutants that they cloned on the Leica SP8 confocal microscope in the core facility of the School of Biological Sciences
June 9, 2021 – First part of USRF – Cloning, CLONING, C L O N I N G!!!
May 5, 2021 – After finishing a successful semester it was time for a lab lunch/picnic on the ISU quad
  • April 29, 2021 – Ayoola wins a $750 R.D. Weigel Research Grant to support her research project. Congrats Ayo!
  • April 23, 2021 – Rahul Korrapati, Jordyn Reid, and Skye Rogers were selected as 2021 USRF fellows from a pool of competitive undergraduate students. Congratulations! They will join the lab for two month this summer to study the regulation of kinesin-2 in mammalian cells.
  • April 8, 2021 – Sam wins 2nd place ($100 travel allowance) in the undergraduate poster presentation competition at the Phi Sigma symposium. Congrats Sam!
  • January 4, 2021 – Ayoola joins the team. Welcome Ayoola!
  • December 2020 – Carly graduates. Congratulations!
  • September 2020 – Samuel joins the team. Welcome Sam!
  • August 2020 – Carly joins the team. Welcome Carly!
  • August 2020 – Teague joins the team. Welcome Teague!
June 12, 2020 – Alex tests our brand new Keyence BZ-X810 scope

All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope BZ-X800

  • June 01, 2020 – Alex joins the team. Welcome Alex!
  • Spring 2020 – Mazen and Chris graduate. Congratulations!
  • January 13, 2020 – Mazen joins the team. Welcome Mazen!
Foto showing redecoration of laboratory
Nov 27, 2019 – The lab is up and running- just before a well-deserved Thanksgiving break!
  • Sep 09, 2019 – Chris joins the team. Welcome Chris!
  • Sep 01, 2019 – Jessica joins the team. Welcome Jessica!
  • Aug 16, 2019 – Martin moves into his office in SLB 341

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