Our manuscript titled Caenorhabditis elegans learning in a structured maze is a multisensory behavior, by Gourgou E., Adiga K., Goettemoeller A., Chieh C., and A-L Hsu, has been accepted for publication in iScience !
In this work, we show that C. elegans nematodes learn to associate food with a combination of proprioceptive cues and information Continue Reading »
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The reception for the 2021 Science as Art Competition will feature a Faculty panel discussion followed by an awards ceremony. View the finalists and place your vote for the Science as Art People’s Choice Award!
Eleni Gourgou, Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Continue Reading »
Michael Ivanitskiy, a talented young mathematician just joined our team! Michael graduated from UoM Department of Mathematics last Spring. He is now on a gap year, preparing to pursue graduate studies next year. Michael will be working with Eleni and Victoria (Dept of Mathematics, see People) on the mathematical component of the C. Continue Reading »
A very special publication, titled “A journey to ‘tame a small metazoan organism’, seen through the artistic eyes of C. elegans researchers” was just published in the Journal of Neuroscience. It is a photo gallery, honoring Sydney Brenner and John Sulston, and their legacy, which is no other than the entire C. elegans Continue Reading »
On Friday, October 30, Eleni is giving a talk at the Biomedical Engineering Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She is going to talk about C. elegans spatial learning in T-mazes, the development of WormMaze platform, the mathematical model created to capture learning in the maze and guide future experiments (credit: Continue Reading »
The William Mirsky Memorial Fellowship award is presented annually to two U-M Mechanical Engineering Master’s students who have shown outstanding research and high academic achievement. Congratulations, Maria Schiavone! Well-deserved!
LuCelegans (Luce: light in latin; Light–up C. elegans), or the Interactive Worm Project, is about building the first interactive, physical, 3–dimensional prototype of C. elegans nervous system. You can read more about the first phase of LuCelegans here.
For the second phase, LuCelegans has been selected to be part of the interdisciplinary, fascinating and Continue Reading »
Great news: Allison has been admitted into the 2020-2021 UROP Research Scholars Program!
The UROP Research Scholars Program is designed for students who want to expand on their first year UROP experience and participate in UROP for a second year at an advanced level. In this program, students build upon the knowledge gained in a Continue Reading »
All three excellent UROP students, Emily, Allison, and Jaimee, prepared their poster or slide presentation in a very professional and clear way, and gave outstanding presentations. Jaimee received a Blue Ribbon!
We are very proud of you, and we are looking forward to your future triumphs!
Jaimee Moline was awarded the UROP Blue Ribbon for her “outstanding poster and presentation during the virtual symposium”. As mentioned by Kelly E. Maxwell, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Jaimee’s “visual representation of data was organized and well-designed, and she excelled in demonstrating the context of Continue Reading »