The Qiu lab studies the evolution, mechanism and regulation of kinesin-14s using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, physics-based theoretical modeling, and single-molecule light microscopy. Notably, research from the Qiu lab has led to:

(1) the discovery of the first context-dependent bidirectional kinesin-14 motor;

(2) the discovery of the first processive kinesin-14 motor in land plants;