The Folker lab will be attending at the annual ASCB-EMBO meeting this year in San Diego. Look out for our posters: ▸ Mary Ann Collins (B598/P2416) - Force application to nuclei is differentially affected by the LINC complex and Ensconsin/MAP7. [Section: Mechanotransduction 1, Monday December 10, 2018] ▸ Torrey Mandigo (B385/P2209) - Drosophila emerins control … Continue reading The Folker Lab is presenting at ASCB | EMBO 2018
Eric presents at Chicago Cytoskeleton
Eric gives a seminar at at Notre Dame and presents some of the lab's exciting research about distinct functions for the LINC complex and microtubule cytoskeleton during myonuclear movement and at the Cyotskeleton Meeting in Chicago.
Preview: A Touch from Myofibroblasts Puts the Squeeze on Myonuclei
Read our preview about recent work from the Gomes Lab on how fibronectin triggers nuclear movement during muscle formation. Original Paper: Roman W, Martins JP, Gomes ER. Local Arrangement of Fibronectin by Myofibroblasts Governs Peripheral Nuclear Positioning in Muscle Cells. Dev Cell. 2018 Jul 2;46(1):102-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2018.05.031 Preview: Mandigo TR, Folker ES. A Touch from … Continue reading Preview: A Touch from Myofibroblasts Puts the Squeeze on Myonuclei
Welcome our new undergraduates- Fall 2018
Welcome to all of our new undergraduates joining the lab this semester! ▸ Ji Myung Lee (Biology Major) - Class of 2020 ▸ Michael Richard (Biochemistry Major) - Class of 2020 ▸ Anne Silveira (Biochemistry Major) - Class of 2020
LINC Complex Analysis Methods Publish
Our chapter in The LINC Complex Methods and Protocols book describes the power of using Drosophila muscle development as a model system combined with high-resolution imaging methods to study how the LINC complex contributes to muscle development. Auld AL, Collins MA, Mandigo TR, Folker ES. High-Resolution Imaging Methods to Analyze LINC Complex Function During Drosophila … Continue reading LINC Complex Analysis Methods Publish
Congratulations Dr. Alexander Auld!
Congratulations to the lab's first graduate student, Alexander Auld, Ph.D., for successfully defending his thesis yesterday! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the lab these past 5 years. We wish you best of luck as you begin your post doc with Laurie Boyer at MIT!
Mary Ann presents at Boston Area Drosophila Meeting
Come see Mary Ann present some of her most recent work titled "Mispositioned Nuclei: Distinct mechanisms drive similar phenotypes" at the Boston Area Drosophila Meeting which will be held on June 6 at Harvard Medical School with keynote speaker and Nobel Laurette, Michael Rosbash!
Congratulations BC Class of 2018!
Congratulations to all the Folker Lab seniors who graduated today! ▸ Juan P. Forero ▸ Jenna Mark ▸ Sacha Roberts ▸ Tiffany Shu
Mary Ann heads to MBL for AQLM course
Congratulations to Mary Ann for being selected to attend the Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy Course at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole this May!
Jaclyn and Torrey’s paper is published
Read the recent manuscript by Jaclyn and Torrey entitled “An RNAi based screen in Drosophila larvae identifies fascin as a regulator of myoblast fusion and myotendinous junction structure” in the April 8, 2018 issue of Skeletal Muscle! Camuglia JM*, Mandigo TR*, Moschella R, Mark J, Hudson CH, Sheen D, Folker ES. An RNAi based … Continue reading Jaclyn and Torrey’s paper is published