University of Michigan Space Institute: Eleni serves as Executive Committee member at-large

Something very exciting is happening at UoM! A new research and education initiative is launched: the University of Michigan Space Institute! It’s vision is to “empower the University of Michigan to advance its world leadership in space.” Eleni serves as Executive Committee member at-large, aiming to bring some neurobiology flavor into the Institute’s Continue Reading »

New grant from the Geriatrics Center

Eleni was awarded a Pilot Grant from the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), University of Michigan Medical School, and University of Michigan Geriatrics Center, to conduct research on “Exploring the impact of neuronal vulnerability to aging-related disorders on spatial learning in C. elegans model organism”. Thank you for trusting us!

Eleni’s team won an award at the Interstellar Initiative!

Team 8, consisting of Carlotta Mummolo, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Teppei Matsui, University of Tokyo, and Eleni, won an Outstanding Team Presentation Award on the last day of the Interstellar Initiative! They presented a proposal they drafted during the 3-day event, titled “Elucidation of aging-driven decline of cognitive and motor behavior through an Continue Reading »

Eleni will give a talk at the Neuroscience 2019 conference!

Eleni’s abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation in the Nanosymposium “Neural and Modelcular Mechanisms of Memory”, at the Neuroscience 2019 (October 19-23, Chicago, IL! The meeting is organized by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

Abstract Title: C. elegans multisensory learning in simple T-mazes, as revealed by experiments and captured by mathematical models
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Eleni and students are presenting their work at the 22nd International Worm Meeting!

Eleni, Steel and Shurjo will present four posters at the 22nd International C. elegans meeting in LA, 20-24 June. Eleni will present Bennet’s poster, as well. All presentations are scheduled for the Neurobiology-Behavior poster session, on Saturday, June 22.

Eleni’s poster #765B reports the latest results on C. elegans spatial learning in mazes

Bennet’s poster Continue Reading »