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 »
On Friday, October 18, Eleni will give a talk at the Neurology/Neuroscience Seminar Series, titled “C. elegans learning and decision making in a structured environment”. Event is sponsored by the Department of Neurology, UoM Medical School.
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!
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 »
On September 14-16, Eleni will join the 2019 Interstellar Initiative, organized by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). She was selected (based on a proposal application) to participate as one of 30 early career investigators in the biology of aging from across the nation. Continue Reading »
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, 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
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Eleni, along with Michael Krieg, Institute of Photonic Science, Barcelona, will co-chair the Neurobiology: Sensory Responses and Novel Methods session, at the 22ndnd International C.elegans Conference, held in Los Angeles, CA, 20-24 June 2019. Looking forward to the event!
Kavya, who has worked on the maze project for about two years, obtaining results of key importance, graduated from UoM this spring. She will continue with her graduate studies at University of California at Berkeley! Congratulations, Kavya!
The U-M Office of Research hosted the fifth annual Celebrate Research event on May 9, 2019. This event honors all first-time U-M sponsored research award recipients, their department chairs and deans. Eleni was invited, as she got her K01 Career Development award in 2018. It was a great evening, with a wonderful panel and lots Continue Reading »