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 19th 2018: Moriah Eustice (Hanover Lab, NIDDK) & Andrew Folkmann (Seydoux Lab, JHU)

Feb 2nd 2018: Simona Rosu (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK) & Bruce Vogel (Vogel Lab, UMSM)

Feb 16th 2018: Ryan Christensen (Shroff lab, NIA) & OPEN SLOT

Mar 2nd 2018: Helen Schmidt (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Lauren Ryan (Haag Lab, UMCP)

Mar 16th 2018: Chris Grove (Wormbase, Caltech) & Nathan Shugarts (Jose Lab, UMCP)

Mar 30th 2018: Patricia Abete Luzi (Eisenmann Lab, UMBC) & OPEN SLOT

Apr 13th 2018: Alex Paix (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Ruby Boateng (Allen Lab, Howard U)

Apr 27th 2018: Student to be named (Gordus Lab, JHU) & Madeline Cassani (Seydoux Lab, JHU)

May 11th 2018: Arwa Alsubalt (Corsi Lab, Catholic U) & Da Yin (Haag Lab, UMCP)

May 25th 2018: No Worm Club (Memorial Day Weekend)

May 30th-Jun 1st 2018: Mid-Atlantic SDB Meeting at UVa

Jun 8th 2018: Sean Lee (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Antony Jose (Jose lab, UMCP)

Jun 22nd 2018: Diane Shakes (Shakes Lab, College of William & Mary) & Ryan Gleason (Chen Lab, JHU)

Jul 6th 2018: Sijung Yun (Hanover/Krause Lab, NIDDK) & Tu Lu (Seydoux Lab, JHU). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Jul 20th 2018: Tetsu Fukushige (Krause Lab, NIDDK) & Joselyn Haversat (Yumi Kim Lab, JHU). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Aug 3rd 2018: Prabhu Sankaralingam (O'Connell Lab, NIDDK) & Andrea Putnam (Seydoux Lab, NIST). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Aug 17th 2018: Pravrutha Raman (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Margarita Correa Mendez (Eisenmann Lab, NIDDK). Note: meeting in Lecture Hall One.

Aug 31st 2018: No Worm Club (Labor Day Weekend).

Sep 14th 2018: John Paul Ouyang (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Bridget Donnelly (McJunkin Lab, NIDDK)

Sep 28th 2018: Michelle Fernando (Allen Lab, Howard U) & Syrice Mitchell (Hamza Lab, UMCP)

Oct 12th 2018: Richa Maheshwari (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK) & Dan Konzman (Hanover Lab, NIDDK)

Oct 26th 2018: Yun Choi (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Jyoti Iyer (O'Connell Lab, NIDDK)

Nov 9th 2018: Mohammad Rahman (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK) & Michael Levin (Shroff Lab, NIBIB)

Nov 23th 2018: No Worm Clun (Thanksgiving break).

Dec 7th 2018: Harold Smith (Smith Lab, NIDDK) & Peter Kropp (Golden Lab, NIDDK)


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!

Worm story from Haag lab in New York Times!