Bi-monthly meeting of New England C. elegans workers.

Pizza and four research talks of about 20-25 minutes, with breaks for conversation.

 We meet at 6:00 PM  in Room 68-181
First floor of the
MIT Biology building.

BAWM food and drink is enabled by financial support from….. 

New England Biolabs
Integrated DNA Technologies
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Kramer Scientific 
MBF Bioscience

 September 26, 2018

 Name Talk Title
 Abdullah Yonar
(Ramanathan Lab - Harvard)
 "A compressed sensing
framework for efficient dissection of neural circuits"

 Frank Slack
(Slack Lab - Harvard)

 “MicroRNAs and aging
in C. elegans
 Christopher Hammell
(Hammell Lab - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
 “(Almost) lost in translation—Conserved mechanisms of protein translational amplification and its
roles in antagonizing microRNA-mediated gene regulation in development”

 November 28, 2018

 Name  Talk Title
 Hanchen Li
(Aroian Lab - UMMS)
 "Engineering Bacteria
to Kill Parasitic Nematode Infections"
 Susan Mango
(Mango Lab - Harvard)
 "The Mango Lab/A closer look"
Jaeseok Park
(Kim, D. Lab - MIT)

"cGMP-Dependent Chemosensory Signal Transduction Pathways in the Detection of Bacterial Metabolites
by C. elegans"

Nicholas Peterson
(Pukkila-Worley Lab - UMMS)
 "Nuclear hormone receptor-mediated innate immune activation in C. elegans”

January 30, 2019

Name Talk Title
 Vivek Dwivedi
(Horvitz Lab - MIT)
 Cell-cycle state drives caspase-independent apoptotic cell extrusion in C. elegans"
 Ashish Maurya
(Sengupta Lab - Brandeis)
   Two conserved kinases controlling sensory cilia
structure and length"
 Amaranath Govindan
(Ruvkun Lab - Harvard)
 “E. coli Siderophore Enterobactin Modulates Mitochondrial Function"

 Io Long Chan
(Rando Lab - UMMS)

 "Investigating parent-of-origin effects on gene expression in C. elegans”

March 27, 2019

(Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Name Talk Title
 Amy Walker
(Walker Lab - UMMS)

Worm Cat: a tool for annotating and visualizing C. elegans RNA seq data"

 Kirk Burkhart
(Horvitz Lab - MIT)

"Failure of H3.3 nucleosome assembly pathways leads to delayed-onset defects and mitochondrial stress"

 Kurt Warnhoff
(Ruvkun Lab - Harvard)
"Molybdenum cofactor transfer from bacteria to nematode mediates sulfite detoxification"

 Micah Belew
(Byrne Lab - UMMS)
"Divergent Poly-ADP Ribose Polymerase pathways regulate axon regeneration and synaptic reformation"

May 29, 2019

(Sponsored by Eppendorf)

Name Talk Title
 Shaul Yogev
(Yogev Lab - Yale)
Stephen Von Stetina
(Esvelt Lab - MIT)

C. elegans, Cas12a/Cpf1, and
localized CRISPR gene drives: an emerging story”

 Chun Li
(Slack Lab - Harvard)

"Identification of novel genes in the lin-28/let-7 pathway​"

Myung-Gyu Choi

(Y. Zhang Lab - Harvard)

"The NMDAR-mediated desynchronized response of a gap junctional circuit regulates learning" 



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