Ram’s perspective published in Plant Cell

Ram’s perspective on the cortical microtubule cytoskeleton as a mechanosensory apparatus is part of the  “Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology”, published by The Plant Cell.

Cellular Transformations book published!


Ram and Sung Ho Kim’s book based on their Cellular Transformations course is published! This book highlights how the confluence of biology and architecture can be used to develop new solutions to address real-world problems.

Two postdoctoral research positions available in the Dixit Lab

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral research positions are available immediately to study new mechanisms that regulate the microtubule severing activity of katanin and to develop a microfluidics platform to study how biochemical and biophysical mechanisms together influence microtubule array organization. NIH Funding is available for 5 years for each position, with the expectation that the candidates will […]

Dixit lab receives NIH MIRA grant

Ram has been awarded a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award by NIGMS to study mechanisms that control microtubule dynamics and organization. Thank you, NIH! Read more here.

NSF funds Center for Engineering Mechanobiology!


The center will receive about $24 million for five years. Guy Genin and Ram Dixit are co-directors of the WUSTL team. This center is a collaborative effort involving the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Maryland, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Bryn Mawr College, Alabama State University and Boston University. More […]

Ram gets tenure!

Thanks to all lab members, my mentors and faculty colleagues for your help!