Eleni will give a talk at the Genetics and Genomics Academy seminar series, North Carolina State University. The event is scheduled for March 6, 2023. We thank Prof. Adriana San Miguel for the invitation. Stay tuned for updates!
Eleni will give an invited talk at the 3rd Latin American C. elegans Meeting!
The 3rd Latin American C. elegans meeting is taking place in Valparaiso, Chile, March 15-19, 2023. Eleni will give an invited talk on leveraging engineering approaches to decipher learning and memory. Exciting! Stay tuned for more information.
More here on the conference and the conference poster.
Eleni at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor
On Monday, October 24, Eleni visited Skyline High School of Ann Arbor, invited by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) students club. She gave a presentation on her research, and she had a fun and detailed discussion with students about her research, her educational path, her typical week, and her professional activities. Students’ questions Continue Reading »
Our work at the SICB 2023 Conference
Kubra is presenting a poster at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) 2023 Conference, to be held January 3-7 in Austin, Texas. Our paper is titled “Transdisciplinary exploration of the aging-driven locomotive decline in humans and nematodes”, by Kubra Akbas, Zhaoyuan Zhang, Cruz Donato, Elizabeth Archer, Maria Schiavone, Carlotta Mummolo, and Eleni Continue Reading »
New Pathfinder Grant from UM Space Institute
Our group has been awarded a Pathfinder Grant from the University of Michigan Space Institute, to support a pilot study on nematodes’ behavior after exposure to artificial microgravity in the lab. We are excited to continue our space biology research effort!
Our work at the 2022 CeNeuro conference
Eleni presented updates on our group’s work at the 2022 C. elegans Neuro conference, in Vienna, Austria. Our poster was titled “Maze learning and 3-dimensional spatial behavior are affected by age and prior experience”, authored by Lindsay Berardi, Abrielle Fretz, Noah Brooks, Ray Yang, and Eleni Gourgou.
Our paper on 3D-printed hydrogel arenas for nematodes is now accepted for publication!
Our manuscript entitled “3-dimensional arenas for the assessment of C. elegans behavior”, by Cardoza S., Tse L.Y.L., Barton K., and Gourgou E., is accepted for publication in the International Journal of Bioprinting. In this work we present the first iteration of our novel 3D-printer, the Parnon, which can extrude Nematode Growth Medium (NGM), the Continue Reading »
Our research featured in the European Journal of Neuroscience!
Eleni approved for promotion
Eleni has been approved for promotion to Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, U-M College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2022.
Cameron is awarded a scholarship!
Cameron Smith, who is working on C. elegans egg-laying behavior in microgravity conditions, is awarded the Underwood-Alger Scholarship, 2022: This scholarship program is based on merit and intended to provide support for students majoring in the biological sciences. Congratulations, Cameron!