Microscope examining cell division

Prof. Qiu (Associate Professor of Physics) received a five-year, $1.54 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the project entitled “Mechanistic Analysis of Kinesin-14 Motility and Regulation for Bipolar Spindle Assembly”. This new award, starting in Fall 2019, will allow Prof. Qiu and his research team to investigate the movement and regulation of a group of molecular motors called kinesin-14s. These macromolecular machines play a crucial role in assembling the mitotic spindles that form during cell division. Prof. Qiu's lab will use an interdisciplinary approach that integrates methods from biology, chemistry and physics.