August 2023 – Mohammad Al Mokbil (goes by Mokbil) and Shivani Batra join the team. Welcome, you guys!
July 2023 – Omid leaves the lab to start his Ph.D. program at Purdue University. All the best for your research, and farewell, Omid!
July 5, 2023 – I am thrilled that to proposal from @EngelkeLab to an open call from @AI4LifeTeam was selected. We look forward to working with AI experts to develop a strategy for automatically detecting and measuring primary cilia in epifluorescence images of cultured cells.
May 2023 – Jesu graduates and leave the lab. All the best and farewell, Jesu!
May 2023 – Lindsey Margewich joins the team. Welcome, Lindsey!
May 2023 – Ayoola graduates with an MS in Biotechnology. Congrats Ayoola! She joins the Nursing program at ISU to obtain an MS in Nursing.
April 25, 2023 – Danny and Caleb win R.D. Weigel Research Grants to support their research projects with $1250 and $1000, respectively. Congrats Danny and Caleb!
April 2023 – Caleb wins a Phi Sigma Poster Presentation prize for his poster presentation at the Symposium and the prestigious $500 University Club Scholarship. Congrats Caleb!
March 24, 2023 – Students from the lab present posters at the annual Phi Sigma Research Symposium.
March 15 – 17, 2023 – Students from the Vidal-Gadea lab and Danny attend the Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology In Health and Disease Conference on the University of Florida campus Gainesville, FL. Danny presents a poster of his research project.
September 2022 – Skye leaves the lab. All the best and farewell, Skye! Jesu and Annekathryn join the team. Welcome, you guys!
August 2022 – Ronith returns to his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, and Jordyn, who graduated in May, leaves the lab. All the best and farewell! Jordyn, congratulations on your graduation!
July 26 – 29, 2022 – Martin attends the EMBO Laboratory Leadership Course for Group Leaders at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
June 26 – 30, 2022 – Ayoola, Caleb, and Martin attend the FASEB ‘The Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference’ in Tuscan, Arizona. Ayoola and Caleb present posters of their research projects. Martin helps organize the ‘Meet-the-expert session’ and presents a poster and talk about the data from the USRF students Skye, Jordyn, and Ronith.
May 31, 2022– Ronith Dasari joins the lab, and Jordyn Reid and Skye Rogers continue in the lab for 8 weeks as 2022 USRF fellows. They will work on the characterization of disease-causing mutations in the motor protein subunit KIF3B.
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!
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 10, 2021 – Hailey leaves the lab. Farewell Hailey!
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!