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June, 2017

-Kiara Farias from Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School and Lila Rosendorf from Miami Country Day School join us through the HHMI High School Scholars program. They are working with Richard to dissect the function of the GAR-2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor in egg-laying behavior.

-Chris Joly from University of Virginia and Xavier Poole from Georgia Southern University join us through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates grant through the Chemistry department at UM. They spent the first half of the summer in Dr. Marc Knecht’s group synthesizing nanoparticles, and they will be feeding them to worms in our lab and see what happens.

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We welcome three new students working in the lab this summer!

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March, 2016

Kevin was interviewed about science and the lab’s research on C. elegans behaviors on the WVUM and UM Scientifica radio show “Get Smart” with John and Lydia. You can listen here.

February, 2016

The lab received a Provost Research Award pilot grant for “Molecular mechanisms responding to acute changes in internal pressure and stretch.” This will allow us to follow-up on CJ’s results obtained during her lab rotation on micro-injection induced egg laying.

January, 2016

Pravat Dhakal, a new PhD student in the Biology program, has joined the lab. Pravat previously worked at The Laboratory for Cell Signaling Dynamics at the Riken Quantitative Biology Center in Osaka, Japan. Pravat will study the role of Phophatidyl Inositol signaling in the regulation of egg-laying circuit activity.
Welcome Pravat!

November, 2015

Jessica Garcia went to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and presented a poster of her work “Testing the importance of HSN motor neuron activity in promoting L4 lethargus in Caenorhabditis elegans.”
Good job Jessica!

October, 2015

Layla Nassar won a travel award to attend the “Diversity in STEM” Meeting of the National Conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Washington, D.C. She presented a poster of her work “Understanding how sex modulates the female nervous system to drive distinct reproductive behavior states.” She was the recipient of the Undergraduate Student Presentation Award for Neuroscience!
Congratulations Layla!

August, 2015

Richard Kopchock was awarded a Maytag fellowship from the University of Miami.
Congratulations Richard!