Our abstract, “Chemotaxis in a neuromechanical model of C. elegans“, by M. Ivanitskiy, V. Booth, and E. Gourgou, has been accepted for presentation at Neuroscience 2021 (Virtual: November 8-11, In-Person: November 13-16, Chicago, IL).
Eleni was interviewed about her work on C. elegans‘ maze learning in aging worms. Our findings are included in an article for Simons Foundation News, published online last May (writer: Jennifer Michalowski). So exciting to see our work cited among the contributions of so many acclaimed researchers!
Allison was awarded the Luce Family Internship Fund Scholarship! This is a LSA Internship Scholarship for Summer 2021, and Allison will be continuing work in our group. Awardees were selected based on an application casebook, and there is a stipend included.
Congratulations, Allison! We are proud to have you with us!
A new, fascinating, interdisciplinary project, in collaboration with Michael Gurevich, Associate Professor of Performing Arts Technology.
The overarching theme of this project is to explore the concepts of learning, memory, neuronal networks, navigation, spatial orientation in an interdisciplinary way that bridges two research fields that are traditionally considered distant: experimental neurobiology and performing arts. Continue Reading »
On Monday, May 3rd from 9:00am-12:00pm the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center will be holding the annual Geriatrics Center Symposium-virtual. Eleni will be presenting our key findings on “C. elegans maze learning through the prism of aging”.
Today, Friday April 23, the 8th Midwest C. elegans Meeting took place, for the first time virtually, due to covid-19 restrictions. We are grateful to the organizers for an impeccable and fascinating event!
Our group participated with two presentations:
~ Schiavone Maria*, Zhang Zhaoyuan*, Gourgou Eleni: “Multiple event-based and bipedalism-inspired analysis of C. elegans locomotion”. Continue Reading »
Our manuscript titled Caenorhabditis elegans learning in a structured maze is a multisensory behavior, by Gourgou E., Adiga K., Goettemoeller A., Chieh C., and A-L Hsu, has been accepted for publication in iScience !
In this work, we show that C. elegans nematodes learn to associate food with a combination of proprioceptive cues and information Continue Reading »