The Goode Lab at Brandeis University
Our Latest News
Congratulations to our undergrad researcher Sydney
Sydney D'Ammadio graduates a semester early and lands a full-time position at Harvard.
December 3-7, 2022
A strong showing in the annual ASCB 2022 meeting in DC
With over 10 posters at the annual meeting, Goode Lab had a great scientific retreat in DC. Former and current members of the lab mingled and had some great family-style meals at Buca di Beppo.
We welcome Katie Andre for her rotation in our lab.
Alison will be presenting her work in ASCB 2022
Alison will be presenting her work on how barbed end competition allow cells to build distinct actin structures on December 3 in ASCB
Rey accepts a job in Cue Biopharma
We congratulate Rey in securing a job as Senior Associate Scientist in Cue Biopharma. All the very best!
It's Dr. Rey Aguilar Lopez
Rey defends his thesis. Congratulations!
September 23, 2022
Shane is awarded the Rosbash-Abovich Award
He was awarded this for his recent Elife paper "Scaling of subcellular actin structures with cell length through decelerated growth".
August 11, 2022
Our UGs Sofia, Simon, Sydney and Alex presented their research at Brandeis SciFest XI
When people were asked to rate their posters and research on a scale of 1-10, most voted "THEY KILLED IT". CONGRATS!
Lab prepares for Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton Gordon Research Conference
The lab is in a productive panic mode as our members prepare for their talks, presentations and posters at conference held in Andover, NH
Colby Fees accepts job at FogPharm
The lab congratulates Colby on landing the position of scientist at FogPharm. We will miss you!
Our close collaborator Johnson Chung from the Gelles lab publishes in PNAS
Congrats to Johnson Chung on publishing new work on GMF and Cofilin mediated debranching. Go give it a read.
Congrats to our undergraduates for securing the summer stipend for research
Sofia and Alex receive the prestigious summer stipend for research. We are all very proud!
Nate Zaccardi joins our lab for his Ph.D project.
Tom Rands accepts job at Draper
Tom accepts a position as Senior Member of Technical staff at Draper. Congrats, Tom!
October 26, 2021
Greg's paper accepted at MBoC
Greg's new paper titled 'Single-molecule imaging of IQGAP1 regulating actin filament dynamics' has been accepted at MBoC
August 2, 2021
Joe Magliozzi joins the lab!
Joe Magliozzi joins the lab from the Moseley lab at Dartmouth University as a post-doctoral scholar. Welcome Joe!
June 11, 2021
Shane's paper is published in eLife
Shane's paper "Scaling of subcellular actin structures with cell length through decelerated growth" is published by eLife.
May 19, 2021
Emma McGuirk re-joins the lab!
Emma McGuirk joins the lab as a PhD student. Welcome back Emma!
May 11, 2021
Sofia Gonzalez is awarded the Professor Chandler Fulton Prize for Undergraduate Research
Sofia Gonzalez is awarded the Professor Chandler Fulton Prize for Undergraduate Research, which is awarded to a sophomore who has interest in research in the life sciences. Congratulations Sofia!
April 7, 2021
Sofia Gonzalez is awarded a prestigious Giumette Academic Achievement Award
Sofia applied for and was awarded a prestigious 'Giumette Academic Achievement Award' from the University, which supports her summer research and provides additional support during the academic year.
March 22, 2021
Emily Stadnicki joins the lab
Emily Stadnicki joins the lab for her fourth rotation. Welcome Emily!
January 20, 2021
Tom's paper Bil2 is a novel inhibitor of the yeast formin Bnr1 required for proper actin cable organization and polarized secretion is accepted by Frontiers In Cell Dev. Biol.
Bil2 is a novel inhibitor of the yeast formin Bnr1 required for proper actin cable organization and polarized secretion
Frontiers in Cell Dev. Biol. (in press) [recently accepted]
Thomas J. Rands and Bruce Goode
January 1, 2021
Amy Sinclair joins the lab
Amy Sinclair joins the lab from Brown University as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Amy!
December 11, 2020
Tom Rands Defends his Graduate Thesis
Tom does a virtual thesis defense on "Bil2, a novel regulator of S. cerevisiae formin-mediated actin assembly"
November 09, 2020
Emma McGuirk Joins the Lab
Emma McGuirk joins the Goode lab as a rotation student. Welcome Emma!
October 28, 2020
Shashank's and Greg's paper "Twinfilin bypasses assembly conditions and actin filament aging to drive barbed end depolymerization" is accepted by JCB
Twinfilin bypasses assembly conditions and actin filament aging to drive barbed end depolymerization
Journal of Cell Biology (in press)
Shashank Shekhar, Gregory J. Hoeprich, Jeff Gelles, and Bruce L. Goode
September 08, 2020
Nayara Karoline Ferriera joins the lab
Nayara joins the lab as a rotation student. Welcome Nayara!
September 01, 2020
Alison's Image is Selected for MBoC's Cover Art
Alison's SIM image depicting proteins at the bud neck of a yeast cell is selected as the cover image for Volume 31, Issue 19 of Molecular Biology of the Cell
July 13, 2020
Qing's paper accepted by MBoC
Qing's paper WAVE 1 and WAVE 2 have distinct and overlapping roles in controlling actin assembly at the leading edge is accepted by Molecular Biology of the Cell
July 10, 2020
Rey is officially awarded a fellowship!
Rey Aguilar Lopez is awarded a fellowship for his work on coordination of multiple ADF-H family proteins in controlling actin cytoskeleton dynamics
April 01, 2020
Erin Burns joins as our new lab manager
Goode lab welcomes Erin Burns as our new lab manager! Welcome Erin!
January 13, 2020
Rotation student Cris Sharma joins the Goode lab
Goode lab welcomes biochemistry rotation student Cris Sharma!
January 08, 2020
Paper on actin cable reconstitution accepted in MBoC!
Luther's paper on reconstitution of budding yeast actin cables using purified proteins accepted in Molecular Biology of the Cell!
November 22, 2019
Shashank's paper published in Nature Communications
Shashank's paper on Srv2/CAP and Cofilin synergizing in ultrafast actin depolymerization has been published at Nature Communications. This study was conducted in close collaboration with the Gelles and Kondev Lab.
July 26, 2019
Marie's paper accepted at JCB!
Marie's paper titled "The role of APC-mediated actin assembly in microtubule capture and focal adhesion turnover" accepted for publication at Journal of Cell Biology!
July 01, 2019
Shane McInally joins the lab!
Shane McInally joins Goode lab as a joint postdoc with the Kondev lab. Shane comes from Scott Dawson's lab at UC Davis. Welcome Shane!
June 01, 2019
Devan Chan and Elise Hallstead-Willians join the lab
Goode lab welcomes QBReC undergraduate student Devan Chan and Biology undergraduate student Elise Hallstead-Williams as summer researchers.
April 29, 2019
Bruce gives the inaugural Gary Borisy Named Lecture
Bruce honored to give the inaugural Gary Borisy Named Lecture at Madison Wisconsin
March 21, 2019
Rey Aguilar gives an awesome talk at the regional SACNAS meeting
Goode lab graduate student Rey Aguilar gives an awesome talk at the regional SACNAS meeting about his exciting results on actin disassembly!
March 07, 2019
Postdoc Luther Pollard awarded an NIH F32 fellowship
Goode lab postdoc Luther Pollard has just been awarded the NIH postdoctoral fellowship for his work on reconstitution of yeast actin cables. Congratulations Luther!
March 06, 2019
Luther Pollard gives talk at Biophysical Society annual meeting
Luther Pollard gives a talk at Biophysical Society annual meeting in Baltimore.
March 01, 2019
Dr. Joe Lopez joins as a new postdoc between Goode and Duclos labs.
Welcome to new postdoc, Dr. Joe Lopez, who is working on a collaborative project between the Goode lab and Duclos lab (Physics).
February 01, 2019
Rotation students Lydia Goh and Andrea Guerrera join the lab
Goode lab welcomes rotation students Lydia Goh and Andrea Guerrera.
December 15, 2018
Goode lab's collaboration with Keren and Mogilner lab in Nature Physics!
Manuscript on Scaling behavior in contracting actomyosin networks accepted at Nature Physics! This work was carried out in collaboration with Keren lab at The Technion in Israel and Mogilner lab at NYU.
January 09, 2019
Manuscript accepted at MBoC
Paper on the interplay between tropomyosins and disassembly factors just accepted at Molecular Biology of the Cell. First author Silvia Jansen is now an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
January 09, 2019
Goode lab welcomes Alexis Ryan
Graduate rotation student Alexis Ryan joins the Goode lab! Welcome Alexis!
November 01, 2018
New postdoc Colby Fees joins the lab
Goode lab welcomes new postdoc Colby Fees who joins us from Jeff Moore's lab at University of Colorado Denver.
October 22, 2018
Denise's and Adam's paper accepted at eLife!
Adam's and Denise's paper on Twinfilin's novel regulation of capping protein just accepted for publication at eLife!
October 12, 2018
Denise and Sean moving on to sweet jobs in the industry
Congratulations to Sean and Denise for moving on to the next chapters of their lives - exciting careers in the industry! Their scientific presence will be greatly missed!
October 08, 2018
Rey Aguilar gives awesome talk at regional SACNAS meeting
Graduate student Rey Aguilar gives an awesome talk at the regional his research at the national SACNAS meeting in San Antonio this week. Come listen to him talk about his exciting results on mechanisms of actin disassembly!
October 01, 2018
Greg received the NIH postdoctoral fellowship award
Goode lab postdoc Greg Hoeprich has been awarded the NIH postdoctoral fellowship award to continue his research on how IQGAP regulates actin dynamics. Congratulations Greg on the well-deserved award!
October 01, 2018
Stephanie joins the UG research force in the Goode lab
Undergraduate student Stephanie joint the Goode lab! Welcome Stephanie!
October 01, 2018
Mik's paper publiched in JCB
Mik's paper has just been published in Journal of Cell Biology! This work describes the integrated control of formin-mediated actin assembly by a stationary inhibitor and a mobile activator. This study was carried out in collaboration with Olga Sokolova from Moscow University.
July 24, 2018
Sean's Paper published in Nature Communications
Sean's paper on simultaneous regulation of Arp2/3 by Abp1 and GMF has just been published in Nature Communications! This work was carried out in collaboration with the Gelles lab.
June 25, 2018
Paper published in JMB
Denise's paper on Twinfilin's species specific isoforms published in Journal of Molecular Biology!
June 17, 2018
Shashank wins the Provost's Research Award
Shashank awarded the 2018 Provost's Research Award for developing a giant single-celled ciliate as a model organism to study how living organisms control their shape and size.
June 01, 2018
Goode lab welcomes new postdoc Alison Wirshing
Alison joins the Goode lab after completing her PhD at Erin Cram's lab at Northeastern University. Welcome Alison!
May 19, 2018
Rey Aguilar to speak at 2018 National SACNAS meeting
Graduate student Rey Aguilar will be giving a talk at the 2018 National SACNAS meeting in San Antonio in October. Come see him present his work on interplay of actin disassembly factors.
April 20, 2018
Three Goode Lab undergrads win summer fellowships
Congratulations to Goode Lab undergrads Meaghan Barry, Sophie Lou and Ricki Levitus for being awarded Brandeis summer scholar awards.
April 13, 2018
Manuscript accepted at Nature Communications
Our work describing the structural basis of actin monomer re-charging by CAP1 in collaboration with Lappalainen lab has just been accepted for publication in Nature Communications.
March 19, 2018
Goode lab welcomes PhD rotation students
Goode lab welcomes PhD rotation students Meghan Harris, Mason Towne and Michela Zaffagni.
February 23, 2018
Manuscript accepted in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Manuscript "A flow cytometry-based phenotypic screen to identify novel endocytic factors" with Wendland lab at Johns Hopkins accepted in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics.
February 19, 2018
Manuscript on production of recombinant actin isoforms in Journal of Cell Science
Manuscript on Rapid Production of Pure Recombinant Actin Isoforms in Pichia just accepted in Journal of Cell Science. This work was carried out in collaboration with the Balasubramanian Lab at University of Warwick
December 08, 2017
Shashank awarded the HHMI Interfaces Scholar Award
Shashank awarded the HHMI Interfaces Scholar Award. Come listen to his lecture titled "Quantitative Biology of Cell Migration" at the Annual Quantitative Biology Bootcamp on January 9th.
November 03, 2017
Bruce talks at the New England Society for Microscopy Anniversary Symposium
Bruce talks at the 50th Anniversary Symposium of the New England Society for Microscopy at UMASS - Amherst organized by Goode Lab graduate student Mikael Garabedian.
October 24, 2017
Brooke McCartney visits Brandeis
Longtime collaborator and fellow APC enthusiast Brooke McCartney visited Brandeis and gave a seminar at the Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium.
October 18, 2017
Goode lab wins the top prizes in the Brandeis NSF MRSEC video competition!
Shashank's video on microfludics-assisted study of cytoskeleton places first. Sal's video on reconstitution of actin cables and Julian's animation of actin polymerization have placed second.
October 02, 2017
Congratulations to our Departmental colleagues Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall for winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine!
October 02, 2017
Congratulations to Jessica Henty-Ridilla on her paper on Profilin's effects on microtubule growth being accepted at Current Biology!
September 28, 2017
ASCB travel awards for Greg and Shashank for attending the annual meeting in December.
September 25, 2017
Three talks from Goode lab members and recent alumni at 2017 ASCB annual meeting.
September 04, 2017
Welcome to the lab, MCB rotation students Jenna Harris and Melda Buyukozturk!
August 15, 2017
Welcome to the lab, Dr. Bengi Türegün!
Dr. Türegün joins the lab as a postdoc. He has recently completed his PhD at the Dominguez lab at University of Pennsylvania. Welcome Bengi!
May 25, 2017
Congratulations to Mari Angeles, whose paper on APC-dependent actin nucleation in cell migration and focal adhesions is in press at JCB
May 08, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Henty-Ridilla, who has accepted a faculty position at SUNY Upstate!
May 01, 2017
Welcome to new grad students Nikita Alimov and Rey Aguilar!