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News

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 

10/03/2019  PDF at the Zhen lab website

 

With Penney Gilbert - a 3D human NMJ model, eLife 

05/12/2019  PDF at the BioRvix and the Zhen lab website

With Shangbang Gao - an upconversion nanoparticle enables near infrared-optogenetic stimulation, ACS Nano.   

2/17/2019  PDF at the BioRvix and the Zhen lab website

Welcome to our new graduate student, Mona Wong!

1/27/2019

Congratulations to Min for completing his M.Sc study.

12/10/2018

With Christian Stigloher and Philip Kollmannsberger - an automated vesicle clustering algorithm, PLoS One. 

10/10/2018. PDF deposited at the Zhen lab website

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.

10/01/2018 PDF deposited at the Zhen lab website

With Quan Wen and Shangbang Gao, a review on the C. elegans motor circuit, is online at the Royal Philosophical Transactions B

08/13/2018. PDF at the Zhen lab website.

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.

04/23/2019. PDF at the BioRvix and the Zhen lab website.

A rare genetic disorder JBS is likely a glutamate homeostasis metabolic disorder  ​

03/08/2018. PDF at the BioRvix and at the Zhen lab website.
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

01/10/2018. PDF at the BioRvix and at the Zhen lab website.
Congratulations to Shangbang, Asuka, Jun, and our collaborators - the Jin, Alkema and Fang-Yen labs - for decoding oscillators of the C. elegans motor circuit. 

Welcome Katarina

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

Welcome Charline

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

ZM10,000!

09/20/2017
As of today, the Zhen lab generated 10,000 worm strains! Congratulations to Wesley Hung, who made the ZM10,000.

Funded by CIHR

08/05/2017
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.