News

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!
09/14/2020

Welcoming Neeaja Ramakrishnan to the PhD program in physiology after her recent recent reclassification exam. Congratulations!  
09/02/2020

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!

08/31/2020

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  

06/23/2020

 

Many congratulations! Daniel Witvliet successfully defended his PhD in June. He's now a PDF at Harvard.

06/19/2020

Well done on the hard work to Mona Wong! She has transferred from the MSc program to a PhD. 
06/19/2020


Congratulations are in order! Yangning Lu successfully defended his PhD in February and has moved on to a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. 
03/22/2020

We are excited to welcome three new graduate students: Hongruo Zhang, William Li, and Julian Moran.

12/22/2019

Welcome to Tosif, our new Postdoctoral Fellow, from Okinawa! He is handling the cold shock alright

11/12/2019

Congratulations to Daniel and Lisa for becoming parents! Welcome, baby Andrew Zhao Witvliet! 

10/07/2019

 

With David Miller: C. elegans dendritic spines, eLife (PDF)

10/03/2019

 

With Penney Gilbert: A 3D human NMJ model, eLife (PDF)

05/12/2019

With Shangbang Gao: An upconversion nanoparticle enables near infrared-optogenetic stimulation, ACS Nano (PDF)

02/17/2019

Welcome to our new graduate student, Mona Wong!

01/27/2019

Congratulations to Min for completing his MSc study

12/10/2018

With Christian Stigloher and Philip Kollmannsberger: An automated vesicle clustering algorithm, PLoS One (PDF)

10/10/2018

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)

10/01/2018

With Quan Wen and Shangbang Gao: A review on the C. elegans motor circuit, now published in Royal Philosophical Transactions B. (PDF)

08/13/2018

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

04/23/2018

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
03/08/2018

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)
01/10/2018

Welcome, Katarina

Katarina Pankova completed her PhD at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She will be joining our lab as a postdoctoral fellow
01/02/2018

Welcome, Charline

Charline Roy, a visiting PhD student from the Bessereau Lab joined us this fall. Welcome to Canada!
10/01/2017

ZM10,000!

As of today, the Zhen lab generated 10,000 worm strains! Congratulations to Wesley Hung, who made the ZM10,000

09/20/2017

Funded by CIHR

Our mission, studying the basic biology of the C. elegans neural circuit development and function, has been awarded a CIHR Foundation Grant in the 2016-2017 competition. We are grateful for this opportunity
08/05/2017

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