Welcome to our four Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 undergrads! Samuel Wu and Alice Xu are back in work-study roles, Mohammad Haddadnia is a new work-study student, and Randa Higazy is a 4th year thesis student. Welcome to your new (augmented as to be off-site) roles!
Welcoming Neeaja Ramakrishnan to the PhD program in physiology after her recent recent reclassification exam. Congratulations!
We say good-bye to Maggie Chang, who has been with the lab in various roles since 2016, as she commences a PhD program in biology at McGill. Thank you for your work and dedication, Maggie!
Congratulations to Daniel Witvliet for his second place win for “Reconstructing the Minds of a Worm” in the 2020 Show Us Your Brain Contest. See the video at the NIH BRAIN Initiative website.
For all the winners, click here
Many congratulations! Daniel Witvliet successfully defended his PhD in June. He's now a PDF at Harvard.
Well done on the hard work to Mona Wong! She has transferred from the MSc program to a PhD.
Congratulations are in order! Yangning Lu successfully defended his PhD in February and has moved on to a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT.
We are excited to welcome three new graduate students: Hongruo Zhang, William Li, and Julian Moran.
Welcome to Tosif, our new Postdoctoral Fellow, from Okinawa! He is handling the cold shock alright
Congratulations to Daniel and Lisa for becoming parents! Welcome, baby Andrew Zhao Witvliet!
With David Miller: C. elegans dendritic spines, eLife (PDF)
With Penney Gilbert: A 3D human NMJ model, eLife (PDF)
With Shangbang Gao: An upconversion nanoparticle enables near infrared-optogenetic stimulation, ACS Nano (PDF)
Welcome to our new graduate student, Mona Wong!
Congratulations to Min for completing his MSc study
With Christian Stigloher and Philip Kollmannsberger: An automated vesicle clustering algorithm, PLoS One (PDF)
Congratulations! Ben, Daniel, and our collaborators. Our EM method paper on the C. elegans connectomics is online. The first paper from this long and hard journey is finally out (PDF)
With Quan Wen and Shangbang Gao: A review on the C. elegans motor circuit, now published in Royal Philosophical Transactions B. (PDF)
Congratulations to our collaborator, the Wen lab. Their study of the forward motor circuit oscillator is accepted for publication by the PNAS. Glad to be part of this nice work
A rare genetic disorder JBS is likely a glutamate homeostasis metabolic disorder
Congratulations to Jyothsna, Ria, Wesley, Renee, and our collaborators the Calarco and Dennis labs. Our finding that a rare genetic disorder JBS is likely a glutamate homeostasis metabolic disorder, via worm behaviors is accepted for publication at the PLoS Genetics
Excitatory motor neurons are the C. elegans oscillators, eLife
Congratulations to Shangbang, Asuka, Jun, and our collaborators - the Jin, Alkema and Fang-Yen labs - for decoding oscillators of the C. elegans motor circuit (PDF)