Our paper titled “The effect of internalized paramagnetic nanoparticles on Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion in the presence of magnetic field”, by Gourgou E*., Mirzakhalili E., Zhang Y., and Epureanu B., (*corresponding author), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nanomaterials. Thanks, everyone, for the great work!
On May 11, the Mechanical Engineering Department Faculty DEI Retreat took place, at the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor. Eleni gave a presentation about how design courses can provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice integrating equity in engineering through design projects. The retreat was a success, and lots of ideas and Continue Reading »
On April 13, Eleni will give a talk at the University of Michigan Medical School, as part of the Aging Research Seminar series. The talk is titled “Aging-driven decline of spatial learning and decision making in a nematode model system“.
On Wednesday, March 29, the Women and Gender Minorities Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department, kindly invited Eleni to participate in one of the very successful Fireside Chats. It is an initiative that brings together faculty and students, to discuss about career paths, life in academia, work and life balance. It was an exciting experience Continue Reading »
Eleni will give a talk at the Genetics and Genomics Academy seminar series, North Carolina State University. The event is scheduled for March 6, 2023. We thank Prof. Adriana San Miguel for the invitation. Stay tuned for updates!
The 3rd Latin American C. elegans meeting is taking place in Valparaiso, Chile, March 15-19, 2023. Eleni will give an invited talk on leveraging engineering approaches to decipher learning and memory. Exciting! Stay tuned for more information.
On Monday, October 24, Eleni visited Skyline High School of Ann Arbor, invited by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) students club. She gave a presentation on her research, and she had a fun and detailed discussion with students about her research, her educational path, her typical week, and her professional activities. Students’ questions Continue Reading »
Our group has been awarded a Pathfinder Grant from the University of Michigan Space Institute, to support a pilot study on nematodes’ behavior after exposure to artificial microgravity in the lab. We are excited to continue our space biology research effort!