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 »
Himaja presented her poster: Motheram Himaja, Hsu Allen, Gourgou Eleni: “Environmental and Systematic Factors that Can Influence C. elegans Behavioral Protocols”
and Hijiri had an oral presentation: Woodberry Hijiri, Hsu Allen, Gourgou Eleni: “Training patterns impact on C. elegans spatial learning”.
Annie won the 2nd place in the undergraduate students category, for her poster:
Anne Goettemoeller, Eleni Gourgou, Allen Hsu
“The effect of calorie restriction on C. elegans spatial learning in T-mazes”
You can find all the winners here.
Himaja, Annie, and Bennet will present posters at the meeting! Congratulations, everyone! Eleni and Steel also participate in the 1st Midwest WormArt Exhibition. Hijiri, Brian, Shurjo, Snehal, and Audrey will be there, as well. Exciting!
We are excited for the event, to take place on Saturday, April 20! This is the day after tomorrow!
Here is our flyer:
Steel presented his work on hacking a 3D printer to print 3-dimensional NGM arenas for worms. He was excited to include some very recent, fascinating results!
Steel presented his work on “Advancing behavioral arenas for small model organisms by 3D printing nematode growth medium (NGM)” at the Michigan Undergraduate Research Symposium, on Friday, April 5! Leo YL Tse and Kira Barton were our co-authors. It was the first time the event was hosted at the University of Michigan. You Continue Reading »
Amin defended his PhD thesis on Friday, March 29. He did an excellent job and everyone praised the quantity and quality of his work. Congratulations, Amin, and best wishes for your future endeavors!
On February 28 Eleni gave a seminar titled “Interdisciplinary research in biological sciences” at the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) brown bag series. It was exciting to discuss interdisciplinarity in biological research with ~15 undergraduate students from across the university!