Eleni is delighted to host Prof. Eduardo Izquierdo, Assistant Professor at the University of Indiana, for a visit and seminar talk at Mechanical Engineering Dept, on Tuesday, November 27. Here is a link to his page and here is the announcement for his talk: Izquierdo Announcement.
Shurjo Banerjee and Vikas Dhiman, both PhD students with Jason Corso (EECS-UoM), have joined forces with us. They are using data analytics and machine learning to analyze worms recordings in mazes. This will help us decipher the worms locomotion features and learn more about their navigation abilities. We are very excited to have Vikas and Continue Reading »
We have two new students on board! Himaja Motheram, freshman, Computer Science Major and UROP student, will be working on the C. elegans maze project. Bo Xue, Master’s student in ECE of Electrical Engineering Department, will be working on using machine learning to barcode fluorescent C. elegans. Welcome, Himaja and Bo!
Eleni was awarded a grant from the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) Faculty Grants and Awards Program, to work on 3D-printing Agar-Based Hydrogel for use in C. elegans Behavioral Assays. Allen Hsu (Medical School) and Kira Barton (ME Dept) will be our collaborators, and Steel Cardoza (senior, Materials Science and Engineering Dept) Continue Reading »
Our paper titled “A mathematical and computational model of the calcium dynamics in C. elegans ASH sensory neuron” (Ehsan Mirzakhalili, Bogdan Epureanu, Eleni Gourgou) is now accepted for publication in PLOS ONE!
Great news! Eleni has received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K01 Career Development Award, for her proposal titled “Deciphering aging-driven cognitive decline in C. elegans spatial memory and learning through an interdisciplinary approach”. The funds will be provided through the National Institute of Aging (NIA), with a 5-year budget.