How do complexity and reliability go together

Elucidating the principles of accurate cell division. 


Join us

in finding out how cells divide faithfully



  • 2019-04 - Claire, Erod and Wendi have been presenting at the VT Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • 2019-04 - Claire Morton won third place in her category at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair - after already having won her category at the Regional Fair. Big congratulations! 

  • 2019-02 - Erod Baybay won first poster prize at the Departmental Research Day. Congratulations!

  • 2018-12 - Lab trip to the art museum in Roaonoke + creative pottery

  • 2018-10 - Joseph Stefano is receiving one of the department’s undergraduate research awards.

  • 2018-09 - Kaysha Perrin has joined the group to speed up our generation of yeast strains with interesting modifications.

  • 2018-09 - New paper with Fridolin Gross and Andrea Ciliberto on mitotic checkpoint signaling.

  • 2018-07- Silke has been at the FASEB conference on “Yeast Chromosome Biology & Cell Cycle”.

  • 2018-07 - Erod and Kenrick have been presenting at the summer undergraduate research symposium.

  • 2018-04 - Haoyun accepted a graduate student position at Ohio State University. We are very happy for him, but sad to see him leave.

  • 2018-04 - Haoyun and Silke were at the M4 (Mid-Atlantic Mitosis and Meiosis Meeting). Ellen Garcia from Daniela Cimini's group was one of the co-organizers.

  • 2018-02 - Haoyun and Eric presented a poster at our yearly Research Day.

  • 2017-12 - Doug, Eric and Silke are at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia.

  • 2017-11/12 - Varun and Drisya have started as new postdocs. Welcome!

  • 2017-08 - Eric was awarded a Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

  • 2017-08 - International Conference for Systems Biology here at Virginia Tech, and our collaborator Alex Anyaegbunam from Stefan Legewie's group at the IMB in Mainz, Germany, is visiting to discuss our project.

  • 2017-07 - We hiked to the beautiful Cascades to go swimming.

  • 2017-05 - Lots of new people in the lab: George Murray has joined over the summer to work on the synchronicity of chromosome separation; Doug Weidemann will join us as technician in June; and Eric Esposito, Jessie Rogers, Nicholas Anderson, and Stephan Kim will be doing undergraduate research over the summer.

  • 2017-04 - Tatiana and Silke have been marching for science.

  • 2017-04 - Katharina's paper on Cdc20 inhibition by the mitotic checkpoint has come out in Current Biology. Also check out the related paper by Kevin Hardwick's group.

  • 2017-03 - We have been on retreat with the Ciliberto group in Italy! Lots of science, and lots of fun.