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!
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 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 »
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 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!
Adriana San Miguel Delgadillo, Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is giving the Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series talk, tomorrow, December 7, at 4pm.
Eleni is her host.
Watch Adriana’s talk here.
Our work, with Bennet Sakelaris* as the leading author and in collaboration with Victoria Booth, Professor of Mathematics, was just accepted for publication at the European Journal of Neuroscience!
Congratulations, Bennet! And thanks, everyone, for the great work!
Bennet G. Sakelaris, Li Zongyu, Sun Jiawei, Banerjee Shurjo, Booth Victoria, Gourgou Eleni: “Modelling learning in C. Continue Reading »
Our work on developing a highly customized 3D-printer that will be printing 3dimensional arenas for C. elegans, made entirely out of NGM, is now on BioRxiv.
Cardoza S.N., Tse L.Y.L., Barton K., Gourgou E.*: “3-dimensional arenas for the assessment of C. elegans behavior”, bioRxiv, doi:10.1101/2021.11.11.468110. *: corresponding author. 2021.
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Eleni is giving a talk at the Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series this Friday (November 19th) at noon CST (1pm EST), at the School of Biological Sciences of the Illinois State University. The title of her talk will be:
“C. elegans maze learning, a multidisciplinary approach of a multisensory behavior”
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