We are a group of scientists interested in using the nematode C. elegans to understand biology.

Participating Labs:

Anna Allen

Orna Cohen-Fix

Ann Corsi

Harb Dhillon

David Eisenmann

Andy Golden

Andrew Gordus

Eric Haag

Iqbal Hamza

John Hanover

Antony Jose

Byung-Eun Kim

John Kim

Michael Krause

Katherine McJunkin

Mervyn Monteiro

Kevin O'Connell

Damien O'Halloran

Eyleen O'Rourke

Geraldine Seydoux

Diane Shakes

Hari Shroff

Harold Smith

Bruce Vogel

Jiou Wang

Where we meet:

We meet at BS004 in the Biological Sciences Building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Upcoming Meetings: All meetings begin at 9.00 am with food provided by speakers.


Jan 20th 2017: Simona Rosu (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK) & Evan Ardiel (Shroff Lab, NIBIB)

Feb 3rd 2017: Sindhuja Devanapally (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Andrew Folkmann (Seydoux Lab, JHU)

Feb 17th 2017: Elayne Fivenson (Vilhelm Bohr lab, NIA) & Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert (Golden Lab, NIDDK)

Mar 3rd 2017: Helen Schmidt (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Lauren Ryan (Haag Lab, UMCP)

Mar 17th 2017: Amelia Alessi (John Kim Lab, JHU) & Julia Marre (Jose Lab, UMCP)

Mar 31st 2017: Nathan Shugarts (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Yumi Kim (Yumi Kim Lab, JHU)

Apr 14th 2017: Alex Paix (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Ryan Christensen (Shroff Lab, NIBIB)

Apr 28th 2017: Moriah Eustice (Hanover Lab, NIDDK) & Matthew Buechner (Buechner Lab, UKansas)

May 12th 2017: Jhullian Alston (Hanover Lab, NIDDK) & Haarin Chun (Byung-Eun Kim Lab, UMCP)

May 19th-20th 2017: SDB Mid-Atlantic Meeting at UMBC

May 26th 2017: No Worm Club (Memorial Day Weekend).

Jun 9th 2017: Nicole Devaul (O’Connell Lab, NIDDK) & Shuang Hu (Haag lab, UMCP). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Jun 21st-25th 2017: International C. elegans Meeting, UCLA.

Jul 7th 2017: Sean Lee (Seydoux lab, JHU) & Ruby Boateng (Allen Lab, Howard U). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Jul 21st 2017: Ryan Gleason (Chen Lab, JHU) & Ho-Yon Hwang (Wang Lab, JHU). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Aug 4th 2017: Sijung Yun (Hanover Lab, NIDDK) & Bryant Nelson (Nelson Lab, NIST). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Aug 18th 2017: Tu Lu (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Tetsu Fukushige (Krause Lab, NIDDK). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Sep 1st 2017: No Worm Club (Labor Day Weekend).

Sep 15th 2017: Snusha Ravikumar (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Prabhu Sankaralingam (O’Connell Lab, NIDDK)

Sep 29th 2017: Deepika Calidas (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Katie McJunkin (McJunkin Lab, NIDDK)

Oct 13th 2017: Mohammad Rahman (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK) & Harold Smith (Smith Lab, NIDDK)

Oct 27th 2017: Da Yin (Haag Lab, UMCP) & Pravrutha Raman (Jose Lab, UMCP)

Nov 10th 2017: Michelle Fernando (Allen Lab, Howard U) & Shyrice Mitchell (Hamza Lab, UMCP)

Nov 24th 2017: No Worm Clun (Thanksgiving break).

Dec 8th 2017: Jyooti Iyer (O’Connell Lab, NIDDK) & Jarrett Smith (Seydoux Lab, JHU)


Past Meetings

Postdoc Positions Available!

Announcements (By Andy Golden)

Celebrating Antony's tenure with dinner at Carolina Kitchen. [clockwise from left]: Mike Krause, Matthew Buechner, David Eisenmann, Antony Jose, Geraldine Seydoux, Eric Haag, Bruce Vogel, Iqbal Hamza, Orna Cohen-Fix, Kevin O'Connell, Ann Corsi, Andy Golden, Anna Allen, Katherine McJunkin.

Geraldine Seydoux elected to the National Academy

Celebrating Geraldine's election to NAS with dinner at Ranazul. [clockwise from left]: Anna Allen, Eric Haag, Kevin O'Connell, Orna Cohen-Fix, Iqbal Hamza, Andy Golden, Bruce Vogel, Antony Jose, John Hanover, Harold Smith, Mike Krause, Geraldine Seydoux, Matthew Buechner. The night featured Guitar playing by Eric and an amazing rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's Summertime by Harold.

Hari Shroff wins award from President Obama for his work towards "Google Worm"!

Offer on WormLab software for tracking worms!