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Poster Sessions Listing


Cell Biology - Cell Division

216B    Identification of protein-protein interactions at the nuclear envelope. Peter Askjaer

217C    Kinetochore involvement in bipolar spindle maintenance in the 2nd division of C. elegans embryos. Alexandra Bondaz

218A    Cytokinesis and actomyosin regulation in early Caenorhabditis elegans embryos. Bernardo Chapa-y-Lazo

219B    Genetic analysis of a sas-6 mutant suggests an instructive role for the mother centriole in centriole assembly. Nicole DeVaul

220C    The role of DAF-18/PTEN in nutritional regulation of primordial germ cell quiescence. Amanda Fry

221A    The strength of the spindle assembly checkpoint is determined by cell size and PAR protein-mediated cell fate determination during C. elegans embryogenesis. Abigail Gerhold

222B    The role of the HOX protein LIN-39 in the maintenance of VPC proliferation. Svenia Heinze

223C    Role of sgo-1 in preventing centriole separation in spermatids and sperm. Anthony James

224A    Towards understanding the importance of the unequal first division in C. elegans embryos. Radek Jankele

225B    Hyperglutamylation of microtubules causes a reduction in brood size. Steven John

226C    AMPK regulates germline stem cell quiescence and integrity through effects on a small RNA pathway(s) during energy stress. Pratik Kadekar

227A    Microtubule glutamylation is dispensable for embryonic development. Jessica Lee

228B    Studying Ran-GTP regulation of cytokinesis. Karina Mastronardi

229C    Genetic suppressors of mutant separase may elucidate membrane trafficking role of C. elegans separase. Michael Melesse

230A    A worm, a bridge, a circle: How the cell cycle in body wall muscles might be influenced by a nuclear-envelope bridge. Andreas Ofenbauer

231B    Chromosome features regulating genome partitioning and spindle organization in meiosis. Katherine Rivera Gomez

232C    Investigating redundancy among tubulin glutamylating enzymes. Pooja Shah

233A    Molecular mechanisms of developmentally controlled polyploidization in the C. elegans intestine. Lotte van Rijnberk

234B    Dissecting the function of the mitotic histone H3 kinase haspin and its paralogs in C. elegans. David Wynne

Cell Biology - Germline, Meiosis

250C    Novel functions for the RNA-binding protein ETR-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans reproduction and engulfment of germline apoptotic cell corpses. Anna Allen

251A    The CUL-4 E3 Ligase complex plays two roles in meiotic prophase I. Benjamin Alleva

252B    Sex-specific kinetochore features in sperm meiosis. Christopher Black

253C    Regulation of male meiotic divisions in C. elegans. Shang-Yang Chen

254A    ZYG-9 and TAC-1 are involved in early meiotic spindle assembly in C. elegans oocytes. Chien-Hui Chuang

255B    HIS-35: a novel histone H2A protein involved in fertility. Criszel Joy Corpuz

256C    atz-1 promotes meiosis to maintain germline chromosomal integrity. Gregory Davis

257A    GCNA-1 is a novel P granule protein that interacts with the SUMO pathway and promotes germline immortality. Gregoriy Dokshin

258B    Epigenetic contributions to homologous chromosome recognition during meiosis. Christine Doronio

259C    GSP-3/4 Phosphatases Play Essential Regulatory Roles in the Journey from Spermatogenesis to Fertilization. James Gerh

260A    Proteoglycans in stem cell development. SANDEEP GOPAL

261B    Do defects specific to crossover recombination inhibit the DNA damage response in C. elegans? Kevin Hagy

262C    Investigating the role of early double strand DNA break repair dynamics on repair pathway and partner choices during meiosis. Austin Harvey

263A    Investigating the role of CDK-2 in crossover recombination in C. elegans. Jocelyn Haversat

264B    Identification of a novel component of the meiotic double-strand break machinery. Albert Hinman

265C    top-2 is required for proper chromosome segregation during male meiosis in C. elegans. Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert

266A    Ceramides localize to granules within the P cell of C. elegans embryos. Skylar King

267B    Identification and Characterization of Genes Essential for C. elegans Sperm Guidance. Shara Legg

268C    C. elegans BRC-1/BRD-1 regulates meiotic recombination differently during male and female meiosis. Qianyan Li

269A    Coupling of double-strand break formation to downstream DNA repair events ensures meiotic crossover formation. Nicolas Macaisne

270B    Zinc regulates germline viability through dynamic zinc fluxes in Caenorhabditis elegans. Adelita Mendoza

271C    ­­Understanding sister chromosome movements between sperm meiotic division. Nicholas Munoz

272A    Investigating the interaction of DLC-1 and GLD-1 in regulation of gene expression. Emily Osterli

273B    Male-specific proteins SMZ-1 and SMZ-2 are required for normal sperm generation in C. elegans. Hsiao-Fang Peng

274C    The genetic interaction of wrn-1 with mre-11 or him-6 in embryonic development. Binh Pham

275A    NuRD chromatin remodelers attenuate meiotic checkpoint signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans. Erika Rosenkranse

276B    Histone dynamics during oocyte meiosis in C. elegans. Simona Rosu

277C    SMRC-1 maintains genome integrity in C. elegans. Logan Russell

278A    Exploring the role of CLASPCLS-2 in oocyte meiotic spindle assembly and bipolarity. Aleesa Schlientz

279B    Chromosome partitioning in meiosis mutants. Mara Schvarzstein

280C    Mi2 paralogs CHD-3 and LET-418 promote gamete quality in the C. elegans germ line. Carolyn Turcotte

281A    Cytoplasmic and mitochondrial superoxide inhibit germ-line cell proliferation and reduce functional sperm in Caenorhabditis elegans. Guoqiang Wang

282B    A compartmentalized signaling network mediates crossover assurance and crossover interference in meiosis. Liangyu Zhang

Cell Biology - Intracellular Trafficking and Organelles

292C    The transition zone may function as a lipid gate to establish a ciliary signaling compartment. Marine Barbelanne

293A    Uncovering new regulators of protein transport in C. elegans sensory cilia using microscopy based forward genetic screening. Laura Bel Borja

294B    rab-6.2 is necessary for skin integrity in C. elegans. Andy Chun

295C    Immunity-Related GTPase (IRG) homolog, exc-1, in necessary for the structure of small biological tubes. Kelly Grussendorf

296A    The recruitment and activation of a Rab GTPase in lysosome-related organelle biogenesis. Simran Handa

297B    Autophagosome biogenesis at the synapse. Sarah Hill

298C    Glycolytic proteins reversibly form punctate structures with liquid-like characteristics in response to hypoxia. SoRi Jang

299A    Role of metazoan dynein in transition zone formation, ciliary maintenance, and processive intraflagellar transport. Victor Jensen

300B    The role of mitochondria in alcohol-induced muscle damage. Hongkyun Kim

301C    A genetic analysis of the dense core vesicle biology in C. elegans neurons. Patrick Laurent

302A    The fate of the second polar body after extrusion in C. elegans embryos. Jaime Lisack

303B    Using the early C. elegans embryo to investigate nuclear size control. Michael Mauro

304C    Characterization of Lysosomal Dynamics and Function during C. elegans Larval Development. Rui Miao

305A    Exploring the effects of the V-ATPase inhibitor luteolin on development, germline apoptosis, and FB-MO acidification in C. elegans. Jonathan Millard

306B    Bypass Suppressors of mrp-5: Identifying Novel Components of Heme Homeostasis. Shyrice Mitchell

307C    Screening the Million Mutation collection for defects in gut granule biogenesis. Caitlin Morris

308A    RNAi screening of genetic factors required for the biogenesis of intestinal granular organelles in C. elegans − Involvement of intestinal proton transporters. Kenji Nishikori

309B    CAB-1 is required at two dense core vesicle trafficking checkpoints. Tyler Page

310C    CDKL-1, a Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-Like protein implicated in neurological disorders, regulates cilium length. Kwangjin Park

311A    Miro-1 and localization of mitochondria in the intestine. Vidhi Patel

312B    Lamin resists dynein forces to promote recovery from nuclear envelope ruptures in vivo. Lauren Penfield

313C    Pathways that regulate ciliary stability, structure, and transport in response to microtubule post-translational modifications. Yasmin Ramadan

314A    Determining how TGF-β is trafficked and secreted in C. elegans. Geethanjali Ravindranathan

315B    Investigating molecules that genetically interact with tba-6. Anza Rizvi

316C    C.elegans as a model to study extracellular vesicle biology. Fatima Rizvi

317A    Abnormal ER morphology revealed through ultrastructural analysis of C. elegans atx-2 mutants. Emily Semaya

318B    Mutation in cuticle collagens genes affects lysosome morphology and integrity in C. elegans. Leiling Shi

319C    Touch neurons can toss out mitochondria. Joelle Smart

320A    Characterization of lysosome morphology, dynamics and function during C. elegans aging. Yanan Sun

321B    Structural monitoring of neuronal receptive endings by glia. Katherine Varandas

322C    "TAG-63 is a neurofilament-like protein that facilitates the fast axonal transport machinery in C.elegans". Meng Chieh Wang

323A    Vesicle fusion meets autophagy. Christine Wnukowski

324B    TORC2 regulates the maturation of endosome via SGK-1 in the intestine of C. elegans. Yijian Yan

325C    Molecular mechanisms of ATG-9 localization in neurons. Sisi Yang

326A    Understanding the secretion mechanism of VAPB/ALS8 MSP. Hala Zein-Sabatto

327B    The intrafagellar transportation of sensory cilia is impaired in aged C. elegans. Yincong Zhang

Development - Cell Fate and Patterning

328C    Investigating the relationship between birth order and cell fate in the AC/VU decision, a simple lateral specification paradigm for stochastic cell fate specification. Michelle Attner

329A    De-repression of TCF/POP-1 in Wnt-dependent asymmetric cellular divisions alters cell fate determination. Kimberly Bekas

330B    Long-term C. elegans Immobilization enables High Resolution Developmental Studies in vivo. Simon Berger

331C    Determinants of robust cell fate in C. elegans. Francesca Coraggio

332A    Cell cycle-independent role of the pre-replication complex during anchor cell invasion. Ting Deng

333B    A mitochondrial isocitrate dehydrogenase prevents direct reprogramming of germ cells to neurons in C. elegans. Nida Fatima

334C    Characterising mutations that increase seam cell number variability. Ritobrata Ghose

335A    Characterising mutations that increase terminal seam cell number in C. elegans. Sophie Gilbert

336B    Expression of odd-skipped transcription factors in C. elegans. Amy Groth

337C    Gene regulatory networks underlying cell fate specification of a C. elegans sensory/inter/motor neuron-type. Woojung Heo

338A    Cap-dependent protein synthesis is critical for embryonic development in C. elegans. Hayden Huggins

339B    Integration of environmental stress signals into the heterochronic developmental timing pathway via DA-independent regulation of daf-12. Orkan Ilbay

340C    Revisiting the role of eff-1 in epidermal seam cell patterning. Sneha Koneru

341A    Variability in BAR-1/β-catenin activation drives a cell-autonomous stochastic cell fate decision by a feed-forward loop. Jason Kroll

342B    Identifying transactivation and nuclear localization domains of SYS-1/β-catenin, a regulator of Wnt target gene expression and asymmetric cell division. Arielle Lam

343C    The C. elegans achaete-scute homolog hlh-4 is a terminal selector of nociceptive neuron identity. NEDA MASOUDI

344A    SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes regulate the SGP/hmc cell fate decision. Laura Mathies

345B    Using C. elegans to understand glial diversity. Karolina Mizeracka

346C    The subcellular localization of asymmetrically distributed mRNA transcripts during Caenorhabditis elegans early embryogenesis. Dylan Parker

347A    Rap1 reinforces Ras signaling in C. elegans vulval patterning. Neal Rasmussen

348B    Genetic Control of the Maintenance of the AIA Cell Fate. Joshua Saul

349C    Identification of a novel Ral signal transduction cascade in C. elegans 2° vulval fate patterning. Hanna Shin

350A    Temporal cis-regulatory control of embryonic fate specification. Priya Sivaramakrishnan

351B    Investigating the role of the ARF GTPase arf-3 in regulating seam cell development and secretion. Aidan Walker

Development - Germline Development

363B    A tail of two transcriptomes: the landscape of cytoplasmic polyadenylation in C. elegans. Peter Boag

364C    LIN-35 is necessary in both the soma and germline for buffering fertility in C. elegans. Frances Compere

365A    Visualizing nuclear GLP-1/Notch NICD. Sarah Crittenden

366B    Dynein Light Chain 1 Participates in Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Germline mRNAs. Nicholas Day

367C    Knockout of C. elegans Ariadne/ARI family members leads to partial sterility and masculinization of the germline. Kristin Di Bona

368A    Interactions between dynein, dynactin and MEL-28 impact fertility in C. elegans. Anita Fernandez

369B    Complexes regulating C. elegans eggshell formation and egg activation are scaffolded by a common protein. Delfina Gonzalez

370C    HOP-1-deficient hermaphrodites exhibit a delayed Notch phenotype. Caroline Goutte

371A    CYK-4 functions independently of kinesin-6 to promote intercellular bridge closure during oocyte formation in the syncytial C. elegans germline. Rebecca Green

372B    The putative helicase ddx-15 interacts with other spliceosomal proteins, suggesting a dual role in splicing and ribosome biogenesis. Jonathan Karpel

373C    Reproductive and germline aging in young C. elegans. Zuzana Kocsisova

374A    Identification of multiple new genes required for C. elegans spermiogenesis. Amber Krauchunas

375B    The Exocyst complex is required for germline development and embryonic cell divisions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Pushpa Kumari

376C    K01D12.7: a sperm gene identified through its suppression of spe-27 by inducing premature spermatid activation. Craig Lamunyon

377A    DIV-1/PolA2 Promotes GLP-1/Notch-Mediated Cellular Events in Caenorhabditis elegans. Myon-Hee Lee

378B    Investigating the role of poly(U) polymerases in germline development. Yini Li

379C    Investigating the remodeling of C. elegans primordial germ cells. Chelsea Maniscalco

380A    Using a forward genetic approach to uncover the molecular basis of gamete interactions. Xue Mei

381B    AAK-1/AMPK signals for feedback control of germline stem cell proliferation in adult hermaphrodites. Patrick Narbonne

382C    Decreased mating ability may play a role in C. elegans male low fertility at high temperature. Lisa Petrella

383A    Premature sperm activation is prevented by SPE-6 in the nematode C. elegans. gaurav prajapati

384B    Transgenerational requirement for C. elegans SET-2/SET1 in genome stability and DNA repair. Valerie Robert

385C    The SET-2/SET1 histone H3K4 methyltransferase maintains cell fate in the Caenorhabditis elegans germline. Valerie Robert

386A    Kinases PEK-1 and GCN-1/-2 are required for RNA granules formation during stress. Laura Salinas

387B    Mechanisms of RNP granule assembly in the germ line. Jeninfer Schisa

388C    Derlin proteins promote Notch signalling in the C. elegans germ line. Ramya Singh

389A    CDK-1 and SCFSEL-10 promote the degradation of LIN-41 during the first meiotic division. Caroline Spike

390B    ChIP-Seq reveals miRNA61-250 and deps-1 as Notch target genes in germline stem cells. Erika Sorensen

391C    Uncovering key players in meiotic progression through mapping the gonad transcriptome changes. Yonatan Tzur

392A    The period protein homolog LIN-42 regulates early germline development in C. elegans. Priscilla Van Wynsberghe

393B    Regulation of Germline Stem Cell Proliferation by MRG-1 in C. elegans. Kara Vanden Broek

394C    Can DLC-1 binding teach its partner some new tricks? Xiaobo Wang

395A    Mitochondrial ALH-6 is essential for sperm quality and regulates male reproductive senescence. Chia-An Yen

Development - Morphogenesis

396B    PAR polarity proteins direct intracellular tube expansion through regulation of exocyst-mediated vesicle trafficking. Joshua Abrams

397C    Functions, regulation, and composition of the epidermal apical extracellular matrix. Sarina Bernazzani

398A    Choose your favourite fuel provider! The energetic perspective of cell-to-cell heterogeneity during epidermal morphogenesis in C. elegans. Grégoire Bonnamour

399B    ­­­­­Branched actin defines Cadherin receptor dynamics in C. elegans embryonic epithelia. Sofya Borinskaya

400C    SPV-1, a RhoGAP with an F-BAR domain, regulates calcium signaling in the C. elegans spermatheca during ovulation events. Jeff Bouffard

401A    Novel genes involved in excretory canal structure and maintenance. Matthew Buechner

402B    Function of lin-28 in temporal coordination of reproductive system morphogenesis in C. elegans hermaphrodites. Sungwook Choi

403C    Development of amphids and other sensory epithelia in C. elegans. Megan Chong

404A    Improved untwisting software for examining development in moving C. elegans embryos. Ryan Christensen

405B    A zona pellucida protein and a scavenger receptor play opposing roles in shaping a narrow tube. Jennifer Cohen

406C    VPR-1 MSP domains have permissive and instructive signaling properties in different cell types. Tim Cole

407A    Developing tools to conditionally deplete proteins with combined spatial and temporal resolution using ZF1-mediated degradation. Luz Dojer

408B    Tissue-specific activity of pathway components regulating C. elegans embryonic epidermal contraction. Elizabeth Drewnik

409C    A multi-cellular rosette mediates collective dendrite extension in the amphid. Li Fan

410A    Lipocalins are required for apical extracellular matrix organization. Rachel Forman-Rubinsky

411B    Genetic suppression of basement membrane defects in C. elegans. Jennifer Gotenstein

412C    Identification of critical MAPK phosphorylation sites in LIN-31 and their effect on vulval morphogenesis in C. elegans. Delaney Gray

413A    Eggshell plays a role in regulating body length of C. elegans at a late stage of development. Akiko Hatakeyama

414B    Heterochronic pathway components lep-5 lncRNA and LEP-2/Makorin regulate LIN-28 stability to promote the juvenile-to-adult transition. Karin Kiontke

415C    Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) genetically interact with ADAMTS proteases and regulate gonadal development in C. elegans. Yukihiko Kubota

416A    Extrinsic stress triggers an actin-based viscoplastic process to drive tissue elongation. Alicia Lardennois

417B    KSP-like rKSP-like repeat protein CNP-2 supports reproduction by acting like the KSP domain of human neurofilament medium subunit (NF-M) in Caenorhabditis elegans. Sun-Kyung Lee

418C    A candidate feeding RNAi screen reveals a novel role for tbcd-1 during embryonic epidermal morphogenesis. Stephanie Maiden

419A    The gene regulatory network underlying differentiation of invasive behavior. Taylor Medwig

420B    A Rho GAP with a curved membrane-binding domain regulates morphogenesis via CDC-42. Hamidah Raduwan

421C    Uncovering interacting factors of Leukoctye Cell-Derived Chemotaxin 2 (lect-2) in dendritogenesis. Maisha Rahman

422A    Discovery of angiogenic regulators by studying excretory canal cell tubulogenesis genes. Daniel Shaye

423B    cdc-25.2, a Caenorhabditis elegans ortholog of cdc25, is required for the spermatheca development and its expression is regulated by NHR-6. Yhong-Hee Shim

424C    Alternative splicing of the formin fhod-1, results in tissue specific activities. Ryan Smit

425A    Vulva-specific knockout of the lin-3 egf gene leads to defects in dorsal lumen morphogenesis during vulval development. Silvan Spiri

426B    Muscle to epidermis mechanotransduction’,pathways involved in C.elegans embryonic elongation. Saurabh Tak

427C    A genetic screen for pharyngeal gland cell migration defects. Stephanie Tkachuk

428A    Initial characterization of the embryonic functions of Shugoshin in C. elegans. Brandon Waddell

429B    Coordination of cell shape changes of different cell types during C. elegans elongation. Tobias Wiesenfahrt

430C    The fax-1 and nhr-85 nuclear receptors of C. elegans function in gonad development. Bruce Wightman

431A    Systematic decoding of cell movement in C. elegans early embryogenesis. Yichi Xu

432B    Interactions between APL-1, a C. elegans APP ortholog, and MOA-1, a receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase like. Ji-Sup Yang

Development - Signaling Pathways in Development

436C    A novel role for Notch in mechanosensory neuron connectivity in C. elegans. George Brown

437A    Creating a C.elegans model for Human Antigen R (HuR). Matthew Buechner

438B    Synthetic genetic interaction of lin-28/LIN28 with DRM/hDREAM complex in vulva development. Idris Selman Bulut

439C    Regulation of communication between the spermatheca and the sp-ut valve. Perla Castaneda

440A    Functional analysis of DAF-16 isoforms in the parasitic nematode Brugia malayi. Kirsten Crossgrove

441B    Identifying TGF-β regulators using the C. elegans model system. Lionel Faure

442C    A ticking clock: understanding oscillatory gene expression during C. elegans development. Olga Filina

443A    LIN-10 can promote LET-23 EGFR signalling independently of LIN-2 and LIN-7. Kimberley Gauthier

444B    The DAF-7/ TGFb cascade affects prostaglandin metabolism, sperm guidance, and sperm gene expression in the adult hermaphrodite gonad. Muhan Hu

445C    The molecular analysis of pat-3 integrin splice mutant reveals its interaction to unfolded protein response. Myeongwoo Lee

446A    C. elegans SMA-10 regulates BMP Receptor Trafficking. Kelvin Liao

447B    HSP90 co-chaperones PPH-5 and HIP-1 promote GLP-1/Notch signaling during C. elegans embryogenesis. James Lissemore

448C    Larval crowding accelerates C. elegans development and reduces lifespan. Andreas Ludewig

449A    Characterization of lncRNA C30E1.9 in C. elegans. Andrea Mariani

450B    Multidrug resistance protein 5 (MRP-5) transports vitamin B12 from the intestine to the gonad. Huimin Na

451C    A transcriptomic approach to understand complex (Wnt) signaling dynamics in Q neuroblast lineage progression and migration. Euclides Póvoa

452A    The molecular analysis of pat-3 integrin splice mutant reveals its interaction to unfolded protein response. Zhongqiang Qiu

453B    The Rheb-TORC1 signaling axis is necessary for developmental progression. David Reiner

454C    Characterization of dsh-2 suppressors to identify novel Wnt pathway interacting genes. Hamida Safi

455A    Analysis of the roles of EXC-4 and human CLICs during tubulogenesis in C. elegans and endothelial cells. Daniel Shaye

456B    Identifying new components of the EGL-15 fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling pathway. Mariya Stefinko

457C    Studies of the cellular focus of IIS pathway genes in maintenance of somatic gonad and germline stem cell quiescence in dauer larvae. Claudia Tenen

458A    Mechanisms of SYS-1/β-catenin centrosomal localization in early embryonic blastomeres. Josh Thompson

459B    LIN-14 transcriptionally regulates lin-4 and let-7 family miRNAs, which in turn negatively regulate LIN-28. Jennifer Tsialikas

460C    Dissecting the roles of the ADAM10 metalloprotease SUP-17 in the BMP signaling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans. Lin Wang

461A    Developmental and Ageing-related roles of Homeodomain-Interacting Protein Kinase (HPK-1) in C. elegans. Mallory Wood

Ecology and Evolution - Ecology, Biotic Interactions, Chemical Signaling

462B    Novel odorant from nematode-parasitized insect cadavers elicits behavioral responses from both free-living and parasitic nematodes. Tiffany Baiocchi

463C   Unused program number

464A    The very hungry Caenorhabditis elegans: What single component does all axenic media require? Matthew Flavel

465B    Cryptic S.M.S. (Small Molecule Signaling) between Caenorhabditis and Pristionchus . Pooja Gudibanda

466C    Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation of the dauer larvae formation decision-making and signalling in populations of Caenorhabditis elegans. Arthur Hills

467A    Surveying the species correlation between nematodes and nematode-trapping fungi in natural habitats. Yen-Ping Hsueh

468B    Statistical measurements of phenotypic variation to study genome and environment interactions C. elegans. David Jordan

469C    Investigation into the Inheritance Pattern of Resistance to a Nematocide that Results in Terminal Embryogenesis. Daniel Kazerskiy

470A    Effect of soil microbiome on the response of C. elegans toward environmental chemical exposure. Seungbaek Lee

471B    Determining the role of TGF-β signaling in innate immune response to a variety of immune challenges by the nematode model organism C. elegans. Bhoomi Madhu

472C    Nematodes as important source for omega-3 long-chain fatty acids in the soil food web and the impact in nutrition for higher trophic levels. Ralph Menzel

473A    Investigating the tropism of vertically transmitted bunya-like viruses in Caenorhabditis. Aurélien Richaud

474B   Unused program number

475C    Identification of nematodes volatile sex pheromone and the molecular basis of its perception. Xuan WAN

476A    The natural history of a fig-associated Caenorhabditis. Gavin Woodruff

477B    Species-specific toxicity to the bacterial metabolite violacein in bacteriovorous nematodes is ameliorated by oleic acid. Kyoung-hye Yoon

Ecology and Evolution - Evolution of Complex Traits, Quantitative Genetics

483B    Natural variation in stochastic programmed cell death in the adult male tail is associated with several QTL. Melissa Alcorn

484C    Evidence that machine learning tools provide a more sensitive strategy than conventional mapping methods for identifying loci underlying genetically complex traits. Melissa Alcorn

485A    Transcriptomes as phenotypes: synMuvs as a case study. David Angeles-Albores

486B    High throughput assessment of natural variation in the resistance to starvation stress in C. elegans using microfluidics. Heather Archer

487C    Identification of the gene underlying variation in Caenorhabditis elegans bleomycin sensitivity. Shannon Brady

488A    Quantitative genetic mapping of difference in oxygen and carbon dioxide-evoked behaviors that are dependent on environmental growth conditions. Richard Campbell

489B    High-Throughput smFISH Analysis to Measure Natural Genetic Variation at Early Developmental Stages. Han-Ting Chou

490C    Natural variation underlying geomagnetic orientation in C. elegans. Benjamin Clites

491A    Exploring the genetic architecture of acute-intoxication in C. elegans. Benjamin Clites

492B    Leveraging the power of Caenorhabditis elegans to dissect quantitative traits across a diverse collection of drug responses. Kathryn Evans

493C    Evolution of a novel behavior of Auanema freiburgensis, tube-nictation. Jun Kim

494A    The effect of the genetic background on seam cell patterning. Sneha Koneru

495B    Dissecting genetic modifiers of mating behavior in C. elegans. Tzitziki Lemus Vergara

496C    Polygenicity and epistasis underlie fitness-proximal traits in the Caenorhabditis elegans multiparental experimental evolution (CeMEE) panel. Luke Noble

497A    Microarray profiling of gene expression in Alpha-Synuclein aggregations and its alteration by natural genetic variation in Caenorhabditis elegans . Yiru Wang

498B    Genome-wide association study of natural variation in hitchhiking behavior of C. elegans. Heeseung Yang

499C    Genetic map construction and genome-wide QTL mapping of hermaphrodite mating propensity in C. tropicalis. John Yuen

500A    Natural variation in a single amino acid underlies cellular responses to topoisomerase II poisons. Stefan Zdraljevic

501B    Multiple interacting loci contribute to topoisomerase II poison responses in Caenorhabditis elegans. Stefan Zdraljevic

502C    Quantitative fitness analysis of two laboratory strains of C. elegans. Yuehui Zhao

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Epigenetics

527A    FACT depletion-mediated reprogramming requires Histone H3 phosphorylation by the Aurora Kinase B. Gülkiz Baytek

528B    piChIP: A novel tool to dissect the role of chromatin factors during transgenerational epigenetic inheritance (TEI) in the C. elegans germline. Ahmet Berkyurek

529C    The SET-2/SET1 complex physically interacts with multiple chromatin-modifying complexes to influence embryonic transcription and development. Flore BEURTON

530A    H3K27me3 epigenetic mark is responsible for sensitivity of Caenorhabditis elegans exposed to elevated temperature. Nivedita Chatterjee

531B    Transmission of an epigenetic “MESsage” for germline development in C. elegans. Chad Cockrum

532C    Identity and function of the variant histone H3.3 in C. elegans. Kamila Delaney

533A    The C. elegans DOT1L and c-Myc homologues cooperate in the nucleus to co-regulate target genes. Ruben Esse

534B    Transgenerational effects of chronic ethanol treatment in Caenorhabditis elegans. Dawn Guzman

535C    Biochemical Characterization of Caenorhabditis elegans Protein Arginine Methyltransferase Orthologs PRMT-7 and PRMT-9. Andrea Hadjikyriacou

536A    Early experiences mediate distinct adult gene expression and reproductive programs in Caenorhabditis elegans. Sarah Hall

537B    Mechanism and function of genome organization in muscle development and integrity. Jennifer Harr

538C    Epigenetic screening of RNAi library with transgenic worms pkIs1582 (let-858::GFP) strain. Jaeseong Jeong

539A    Methylation of both histone H3K4 and H3K9 is required to promote odor adaptation. Bi-Tzen Juang

540B    Analyzing of comparative transcriptomics, SIN-3/HDAC complex is related to epigenome in early embryogenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans. Yuto Ohnishi

541C    Characterising C. elegans COMPASS complex in gene expression. Bharat Pokhrel

542A    Exploring the rules for piRNA::target recognition in C. elegans. Enzhi Shen

543B    Investigating the role of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in the differentiation of the invasive phenotype. Jayson Smith

544C    Investigating the role of chromatin modifiers in transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. Rachel Woodhouse

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Gene Regulation

545A    Adaptation of the nematode C. elegans to hypoxia and reoxygenation stress reveals an unexpected function of the neuroglobin GLB-5 in innate immunity. Zohar Abergel

546B    Understanding the Role of xol-1 in C.briggsae Dosage Compensation. Jacqueline Alexander

547C    Unconventional splicing of xbp-1 mRNA during stress response in vivo in Caenorhabditis elegans. Florian Bernard

548A    Crosstalk between metabolic and gene regulatory networks. Sushila Bhattacharya

549B    Alternative polyadenylation directs tissue-specific miRNA targeting in C. elegans. Stephen Blazie

550C    An nhr-67 promoter element mediates expression in AC and VU uterine cells. Shari Bodofsky

551A    The role of chromosome condensation on RNA Pol II and transcription. Laura Breimann

552B    Genomic analyses of interactions that govern an RNA regulatory network in stem cells. Brian Carrick

553C    Real time observation of DNA unwinding mode of Caenorhabditis elegans HIM-6 helicase. Seoyun Choi

554A    A new Caenorhabditis elegans 3'-5' exonuclease. Seoyun Choi

555B    Homeostatic response to zinc deficiency in C. elegans is mediated by the LZA enhancer and the zinc transporter ZIPT-2.3. Nicholas Dietrich

556C    Quantitative proteomics and interactomics in Caenorhabditis elegans. Sabrina Dietz

557A    hizr-1 mediates a subset of the cadmium-activated stress response. Brian Earley

558B    The Nuclear Receptor HIZR-1 Uses Zinc as a Ligand to Mediate Homeostasis in Response to High Zinc. Brian Earley

559C    Direct and Positive Regulation of bed-3 by BLMP-1. Hei Tung Fong

560A    The role of specificity in parallel networks of post-transcriptional control in the germ line. Dallas Fonseca

561B    Regulation of RNA polymerase II recruitment during X-chromosome dosage compensation. Nicholas Fuda

562C    Examining the interplay between cell cycle regulators and chromatin factors in coordinating cell cycle exit and differentiation. Molly Godfrey

563A    Sarcopenia and Calsequestrin, Junctin, and the ryanodine receptor. Brittany Graham

564B    clk-2 is a novel player in the C. elegans nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. Yanwu Guo

565C    Identification of transcription factors binding to the conserved PD motif in the osm-9 TRPV channel gene promoter in Caenorhabditis elegans. Sarah Hall

566A    Modeling NGLY1 deficiency in Caenorhabditis elegans. Tyler Hansen

567B    The BLMP-1 transcription factor affects rhythmic mRNA accumulation during C. elegans larval development. Yannick Hauser

568C    Genome-wide mapping and characterization of regulatory elements across development. J. Jänes

569A    The C. elegans condensin-like dosage compensation complex spreads linearly and bi-directionally from its recruitment sites. David Jimenez

570B    Characterization of the transcriptional network that promotes gonadal development in Caenorhabditis elegans . Mary Kroetz

571C    A novel multi-domain protein CCAR-1 regulates transcription and co-transcriptional splicing. Hidehito Kuroyanagi

572A    How transcription factor literacy influences target gene transcription. Brett Lancaster

573B    pals-22, a member of an expanded C. elegans gene family, is involved in repetitive transgene silencing. Eduardo Leyva-Díaz

574C    Identification of transcription factors regulating pan-neuronal gene expression. Eduardo Leyva-Díaz

575A    Cis-regulatory changes in genes putatively under balancing selection. Lijiang Long

576B    Combinatorial model organism strategy to predict developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART). Johanna Louter - van de Haar

577C    Identification of a novel trans-activation domain in the bZIP protein CEBP-1. Rose Malinow

578A    Comparing miRNAs across developmental stages of C. elegans and other nematodes. Cassandra McGill

579B    Identification of novel kal-1 transcriptional regulators via bioinformatic approaches. Zachery Mielko

580C    Regulation of APL-1, the C. elegans ortholog of the Alzheimer’s Disease associated APP protein. Alexander Mir

581A    Possible regulation of gene expression by RDE-4 and ADAR through dsRNA in introns. Alexandra Mora-Martin

582B    Modeling Rare Diseases in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ben Nebenfuehr

583C    spn-4 gene cascade prediction in Caenorhabditis elegans by using multi-omics and big data analysis. Yusuke Nomoto

584A    Discovering molecules involved in dopamine neuron function. Jennifer Quinde

585B    Transcriptomic analysis of post-embryonic development across two distantly related nematode genera. Bryan Rodriguez

586C    The Wnt pathway regulates multiple anterior sister lineage genes in the C. elegans embryo. Jonathan Rumley

587A    Oligonucleotide libraries in parallel reporter assays to probe C. elegans regulatory element functions. Hillel Schwartz

588B    Comparative genomics of endoderm cell fate specification in Steinernema carpocapsae. Lorrayne Serra

589C    Mutation of a highly conserved, intronic sequence prompts temperature-dependent aberrant splicing of precursor mRNA. Thomas Sokolich

590A    A conserved mitochondrial surveillance pathway is required for defense against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Elissa Tjahjono

591B    Stochastic gene expression of neuron-specific genes. Joleen Traets

592C    The period protein homolog LIN-42 negatively regulates microRNA biogenesis in C. elegans. Priscilla Van Wynsberghe

593A    The role of pheromones in behavioral changes during development of Caenorhabditis elegans. Hiroshi Wada

594B    Differential requirements for the methyl donor SAM in stress-induced gene expression. Amy Walker

595C    A network of transcription factors regulates lysosomal lipolysis in C. elegans. Anna Way

596A    What regulates the regulators? The C. elegans endoderm, the ELT-2 GATA factor and the chromatin environment. Tobias Wiesenfahrt

597B    The C. elegans anterior Hox gene, ceh-13, activates posterior Hox genes, nob-1 and php-3, to ensure robust posterior cell development. Amanda Zacharias

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Genomics

598C    Natural genetic variation modifies polyglutamine aggregation via an imbalance in autophagy. Jasmine Alexander-Floyd

599A    Bioinformatic and genetic approaches to understanding the cnd-1 regulatory network. Wendy Aquino Nunez

600B    A worm specific CRISPR guide RNA selection tool. Vinci Au

601C    The C. elegans reference gene set 20 years on - challenges and opportunities. Paul Davis

602A    Efficient identification of candidate gene mutations by mapping-by-sequencing in the non-model nematode Oscheius tipulae. Clément Dubois

603B    Serial-section RNA sequencing: a novel method for genome-wide gene expression pattern analysis in C. elegans. Annabel Ebbing

604C    High throughput chemical genomics in C. elegans to screen for novel anthelmintics and their targets. Hala Fahs

605A    Unc-68 functions in chemosensory nerve cells. Celia Ferreira

606B    Muscle-specific transcriptome rearrangements during the progression of duchenne muscular dystrophy in C. elegans. Heather Geissel

607C    Sibling Subtraction Method: A novel approach to identify causal mutations by WGS. Braveen Joseph

608A    Integrative cross-species network-based analysis reveals roles for BCAAs and cholinergic signaling in Parkinson’s disease. Rachel Kaletsky

609B    Genetic screens for identification of the telomerase RNA component in C. elegans. Eunkyeong Kim

610C    Serial-section RNA sequencing: genome-wide gene expression pattern analysis in C. elegans males and hermaphrodites. Hendrik Korswagen

611A    Dynamic changes of gene-body H3K4me3 with age in C. elegans somatic cells. Siu Lee

612B    Hybrid assembly of the genome of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae. Marissa Macchietto

613C    Repeat region inversion probes: a high-throughput estimation of rDNA locus copy number in Caenorhabditis elegans. Calvin Mok

614A    Improving helminth genome curation in WormBase. Michael Paulini

615B    Functions of regulatory elements during C. elegans development. Jacques Serizay

616C    Dissection of NHR-25 tissue-specific gene regulatory networks. Deborah Thurtle-Schmidt

617A    Investigating multigenerational effects of silver nanoparticles in Caenorhabditis elegans: A Toxicogenomic Approach. Anye Wamucho

618B    The genetic basis of difference in 3D genomic architecture between C. nigoni and C. briggsae. Xiaolin Wei

619C    Massive reannotation of the WormBase C. briggsae gene set. Gareth Williams

620A    Stage-specific gene expression in the larval stages of Caenorhabditis angaria for comparative transcriptomic analysis of Caenorhabditis development. Katherine Williams

Gene Regulation and Genomics - RNA Interference and noncoding RNAs

632A    A novel small RNA labeling approach uncovers the tissue- and cell-specific microRNomes of C. elegans. Chiara Alberti

633B    The conserved kinase SGK-1 affects small regulatory RNA function in C. elegans. Amelia Alessi

634C    The Role of Small RNA Pathway Machinery in Mitosis and Cell Cycle. Aarati Asundi

635A    The TRIM-NHL protein NHL-2 is a Novel Co-Factor of the CSR-1 and WAGO 22G-RNA PathwaysThe TRIM-NHL protein NHL-2 is a Novel Co-Factor of the CSR-1 and WAGO 22G-RNA Pathways. Peter Boag

636B    Characterization of the microRNA-associated germline Argonaute ALG-5. Kristen Brown

637C    Divergent Roles of the miRNA Argonaute Proteins in C. elegans Aging. Laura Chipman

638A    Investigating the role of MUT-2 in transgenerational gene silencing triggered by neuronal double-stranded RNAs. Yun Choi

639B    The germline DEAD-box protein, GLH-1, interacts with PRG-1 and a JNK-related kinase, KGB-1, to promote epigenetic gene silencing, and to preserve an RNA interference response that is robust to low temperatures. Siyuan Dai

640C    3’ supplemental base pairing can determine functional specificity of let-7 family microRNAs in C. elegans. Ye Duan

641A    Investigating the biosynthesis and functions of newly identify isiRNA in C. elegans. Trang Duong

642B    Characterization of a new Argonaute interactor involved in the miRNA silencing pathway. Pierre-Marc Frédérick

643C    mir-243, mir-51 y mir-52 are required for diapause formation in C. elegans as a transgenerational defense mechanism against bacterial pathogens. Carolaing Gabaldon

644A    The triggering mechanism of C. elegans germline nuclear RNAi at the native targets. Sam Gu

645B    Identification of a Novel Endogenous Small RNA Pathway Specifically Targeting the 3’ UTRs of mRNAs. Weifeng Gu

646C    Regulatory role of microRNAs in the pharyngeal development of C. elegans. Paula Gutiérrez Pérez

647A    Forward genetic screen to identify regulators of microRNA strand choice. Dustin Haskell

648B    Functional screen to identify modulators of miRNA activity. Shilpa Hebbar

649C    Identification of a new modulator of the microRNA pathway. Francois Houle

650A    A miRNA role in neuronal calcium dynamics. Konstantinos Kagias

651B    H3K9me3 plays a complex role in RNAi-mediated transcriptional silencing and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in C. elegans. Natallia Kalinava

652C    A robust double RNAi pipeline for high-throughput screening based on bacterial conjugation. Marlon Kazmierczak

653A    The microRNA mir-243 regulates innate immunity in C.elegans. Raja Mohammmed Khader

654B    Investigating the tissue specific roles of the Argonaute family proteins ALG-1 and ALG-2 in C. elegans. Kasuen Kotagama

655C    New triggers, old targets: Searching for bacterial small RNAs that elicit an interkingdom RNAi-based behavioral response. Marcela Legüe

656A    Untangling the Role of H3K9 Methylations in Transgenerational Small RNA Inheritance. Itamar Lev

657B    A conserved RNA binding protein modulates microRNA activity during C. elegans development. Li Li

658C    The Roles of RNA Polyphosphatase PIR-­1 in RNA interference. Lichao Li

659A    DsRNA activity in Caenorhabditis elegans is independent of sid-1, sid-2, and endocytosis when delivered using dsRNA-chitosan polyplex nanoparticles. Stuart Lichtenberg

660B    The miR-44 family of microRNAs is necessary for normal fertility in C. elegans. Katherine Maniates

661C    The early embryonic mir-35 family of microRNAs regulates sex determination and viability through overlapping target genes. Katherine McJunkin

662A    Identifying mechanisms of RNA export from C. elegans neurons. Katharine Mellman

663B    Post-transcriptional regulation of the microRNA let-7 in C. elegans. Charles Nelson

664C    Dissecting the Role of DRH-3 in RNA Interference in C. Elegans. An-Phong Nguyen

665A    Regulation of Argonaute Protein Localization. Dieu An Nguyen

666B    Requirement of small RNAs for transgenerational inheritance of the acquired stress resistance in C. elegans. Emiko Okabe

667C    Function of MicroRNAs in a C. elegans Model of Parkinson’s Disease. David Piscitelli

668A    Gene regulation via non-cell autonomous acting small RNAs in C. elegans. Rachel Posner

669B    The double-stranded RNA binding protein RDE-4 can act cell autonomously during feeding RNAi in C. elegans. Pravrutha Raman

670C    SGK-1 and the regulation of microRNA activity after dauer. Kevin Ranke

671A    Differential requirements for an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase during RNA interference within C. elegans somatic cells. Snusha Ravikumar

672B    Dissection of the molecular and sub-cellular surroundings of WAGO-3 in the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans. Jan Schreier

673C    Global Changes in Non-Coding RNA Expression during Heat Stress. William Schreiner

674A    Towards establishing when double-stranded RNA can move between cells in C. elegans. Nathan Shugarts

675B    A probable link between primary small RNA methylation and secondary siRNA amplification. Joshua Svendsen

676C    Intranuclear targets of Argonaute proteins controlling homologous pairing of meiotic chromosomes. Hiroaki Tabara

677A    MUT-16 promotes formation of a small RNA amplification complex through its C-terminal intrinsically disordered region. Celja Uebel

678B    Global accumulation of circRNAs during aging in C. elegans. Alexander van der Linden

Neurobiology - Behavior

679C    The deterministic dynamics of random search in C. elegans. Tosif Ahamed

680A    Effects of engineered nanomaterials on the behavior and embryonic development of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Melissa Antonio

681B    BK potassium channels regulate learning speed in C. elegans. Ichiro Aoki

682C    Analyses of the regulation of forgetting by the food signals in the olfactory learning of C. elegans. Mary Arai

683A    Behaviour in an eggshell. Evan Ardiel

684B    Investigation of the behavioral and cellular basis for magnetotaxis in C. elegans. Chance Bainbridge

685C    PI3K/Akt signaling influences neuronal function in C. elegans. Leah Barkema

686A    Glutamate transporter deletions alter behavior, memory, and addiction in C. elegans. Deborah Bauer

687B    A mutant GPCR receptor npr-14 alters locomotion, egg laying and quiescence in C. elegans. William Bendena

688C    The Investigation of the Role of the TRPV Channel OSM-9 in Olfactory Long-term Memory Formation. Kelli Benedetti

689A    Multiple Measures of Short-Term Memory for Habituation. Aram Bernardos

690B    A genetic screen for mediators of acute alcohol effects. Jill Bettinger

691C    SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes are required for normal behavioral responses to acute ethanol exposure. Jill Bettinger

692A    Investigation of molecular mechanisms regulating MSI-1 activity during forgetting. Csaba Boglari

693B    Superoxide dismutase SOD-1 modulates C. elegans pathogen avoidance behavior. Howard Chang

694C    Rictor limits temperature-dependent dauer formation by controlling intestine-neuron signaling. Pin-Hao Chao

695A    Sex differences in C. elegans aversive behavior. ADITI CHAUBEY

696B    Neural mechanisms for sugar chemotaxis learning in Caenorhabditis elegans. Risshun Chin

697C    Identifying novel odor-receptor pairs in C.elegans. JEAIM CHOI

698A    Chemosensory GPCR SRI-14 are required for concentration dependent odor preference in C. elegans. Woochan Choi

699B    Antagonistic serotonergic and octopaminergic neural circuits mediate food-dependent locomotory behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans. Matthew Churgin

700C    Rapid phenotypic assessment for mutations involved in human diseases: Uncovering a novel model for cardiac arrhythmia in the nematode C. elegans. Yoanne Clovis

701A    A common format for worm tracking data. Michael Currie

702B    Development of a high-statistics, three dimensional imaging system for C. elegans under magnetic and chemical stimuli. Chris Dao

703C    Understaning the mechanism of behavioral quiescence following Ultraviolet Radiation exposure. Kristen Davis

704A    Males need molecular promiscuity for mating: Extracellular matrix genes mec-1, mec-5, and mec-9 are not just for touch neurons. Deanna De Vore

705B    Automated animal tracking and quantitative analysis of C. elegans social behavior. Siyu Ding

706C    Protophenotypes in C. elegans relevant for schizophrenia and major depression. Donard Dwyer

707A    Genome-wide temporal expression profiling of genes regulated during negative olfactory long-term memory in C. elegans. Bánk Fenyves

708B    Gonadal maturation changes chemotaxis behavior and neural processing in the olfactory circuit through the function of a guanylyl cyclase, GCY-28. Manabi Fujiwara

709C    The transcription factor fkh-8 is involved in sustaining CO2 function in C. elegans. Destane Garrett

710A    The neuronal and chemical basis of bacterial food odor preference. Elizabeth Glater

711B    Food deprivation suppresses sleep via AMP kinase and circumvents the lethal effect of sleep loss in C. elegans. Desiree Goetting

712C    Distinct C. elegans Behavioral States in a Microfluidic Environment. Daniel Gonzales

713A    Feedback from network states influence odor perception in C. elegans. Andrew Gordus

714B    Cell-specific protein degradation regulates stress-induced serotonergic neuromodulation. Xicotencatl Gracida

715C    A single set of interneurons drives opposite behaviors in C. elegans. Manon Guillermin

716A    Luqin-like peptide ligands of NPR-22 are involved in pharyngeal pumping and feeding behaviours in C. elegans. Iris Hardege

717B    Modulation of antagonistic sensory pathways drives plasticity in olfactory behavior. Anna Hartmann

718C    Analyses of the molecular mechanism regulating developmental change in odor preference of C. elegans. Takahiro Hino

719A    Novel 3D locomotion, body postures and exploration behaviour in Caenorhabditis elegans. Robert Holbrook

720B    Morphological and Functional Characterization of Age-Dependent Changes in A C. elegans Thermosensory Neuron. Tzu-Ting Huang

721C    Identification and analysis of multifunctional neurons in a C. elegans thermotaxis behavior. Muneki Ikeda

722A    A low cost bio-imaging system incorporating machine learning algorithms for automatic analysis of animal behavior. Adam Iliff

723B    Mechanosensory experience determines nociceptive and proprioceptive behavioral plasticity. Sharon Inberg

724C    Identification of a small molecule modulator of a nematode model of Niemann Pick Type C disease. Sangeetha Iyer

725A    Integrated neuromechanical model demonstrates stretch-reception can generate and propagate wave responsible for forward locomotion on agar. Eduardo Izquierdo

726B    Genetic basis of vulnerability to polysubstance abuse and modulation of motivational state. Changhoon Jee

727C    Caenorhabditis elegans exhibits an increase in the probability of pirouettes and head swing amplitude in the absence of the SAA class of neurons. Elpiniki Kalogeropoulou

728A    Photo avoidance reflex influenced by C. elegans’ own motional state. Arash Kardoust

729B    Role of two-pore domain K+ channels in the regulation of movement in C. elegans. Merve Kasap

730C    The GCY-29 receptor guanylyl cyclase shapes thermosensory signaling in C. elegans. Munzareen Khan

731A    The Role of Post-Translational Modifications in the Regulation of Serotonin Signaling. Santosh Kumar

732B    TAX-4, Cyclic nucleotide-gated channel α subunit, regulates nictation. Bo Yun Lee

733C    Using pharyngeal pumping as a readout of associative learning by C. elegans through the pairing of light and odor stimuli. Eugene Li Qun Lee

734A    The Novel Utility of the Central Pattern Generator within C. elegans. Se-Young Lee

735B    Observing the pattern of C. elegans egg-laying behaviors via 2D and 3D environment. Tong Young Lee

736C    Bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulates egg-laying, a serotonin-dependent behavior. Angela Ching-Yee Leung

737A    Developing intersectional strategies with the cGAL bipartite system to perform cell-specific genetic analysis of pharyngeal pumping in C. elegans. Jonathan Liu

738B    Sensorimotor integration regulates rapid decisions during chemotactic steering. He Liu

739C    Subjective value guides rational foraging decisions in C. elegans. Shawn Lockery

740A    The SIK3 homologue KIN-29 regulates sleep. Lindsey Lopes

741B    Genetic sex acts through the DM gene mab-3 to promote sex differences in C. elegans pheromone attraction. Jintao Luo

742C    Damped sine wave oscillation of Caenorhabditis elegans under uniform electric field. Phat Mai

743A    The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans displays a chemotaxis behavior to tuberculosis-specific odorants. Joseph Marsili

744B    Neural cell adhesion molecule 1 (NCAM-1) is associated to long-term memory in nematodes and humans. Pavlina Mastrandreas

745C    A quantitative, multi-worm microfluidic assay for gentle and harsh touch response behavior. Patrick McClanahan

746A    A humanized test system: Using pharyngeal pumping phenotypes as a readout for the serotonergic signaling pathway in C. elegans. Kathryn McCormick

747B    High-throughput behavioural characterization and precise structure-function analysis of genes and gene variants associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Troy McDiarmid

748C    Diet-dependent modulation of chemoreceptor gene expression. Aja McDonagh

749A    A two-pore potassium channel regulates C. elegans locomotor behaviors. Jun Meng

750B    Sexy learning in C. elegans. Laura Molina-Garcia

751C    Novel associative learning phenotype in a purine biosynthesis mutant. Corinna Moro

752A    Multiple isoforms of the DAF-16/FOXO transcription factor regulate taste avoidance learning. Takashi Nagashima

753B    Tachykinin neuropeptides promote sleep. Ravi Nath

754C    The DVA neuron promotes wakefulness via a cAMP-mediated mechanism. Matthew Nelson

755A    Identifying Novel Genes Required for Synaptic Function Among Human 21st Chromosome Orthologs. Sarah Nordquist

756B    Analyses of the mechanisms of information processing controlling behavior by whole-brain imaging in C. elegans. Suzu Oe

757C    Diacylglycerol encodes differences between past and current stimulus intensity. Hayao Ohno

758A    Connectome analysis shows the feasibility of ventral cord central pattern generators driving locomotion in C. elegans. Erick Olivares

759B    Roles of the CLC chloride channel clh-1 in food-associated salt chemotaxis learning of Caenorhabditis elegans. Chanhyun Park

760C    The Effect of a Familial Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated Mutation on the Pathogenesis of Chemosensory Deficits in Alzheimer’s. Mahraz Parvand

761A    The food of our mothers. Ana Pereira

762B    A new biomechanical model links material properties with locomotion behaviors and predicts that gait modulation is a form of speed optimisation in C. elegans. Thomas Ranner

763C    An integrated neuro-mechanical model of C. elegans forward locomotion. Thomas Ranner

764A    A Screen for Contributors to Dopamine Signaling Perturbations in Swimming-Induced Paralysis (Swip). Osama Refai

765B    The orcokinin neuropeptide NLP-14 regulates sleep. Niknaz Riazati

766C    Effect of exercise on the musculature of nematodes modeling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Anjelica Rodriguez

767A    MicroRNA regulation of nicotine-dependent behavior in C. elegans. Elizabeth Ronan

768B    An insulin-like signaling pathway modulates pheromone mediated avoidance behaviors in C. elegans. Leesun Ryu

769C    The Analysis of function of TORC2 Signaling Pathway in Associative Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans. Naoko Sakai

770A    Olfactory memory traces in the C. elegans nervous system. Vimbai Samukange

771B    A gustatory neural circuit for experience-dependent behavioral plasticity. Hirofumi Sato

772C    Insulin signaling links energy homeostasis to brain-wide arousal in C. elegans. Susanne Skora

773A    Characterising behavioural defects of the C. elegans model of CMT2A. Ming Soh

774B    UNC-103/ERG potassium channel contributes to locomotor quiescence during sleep. Rony Soto

775C    Role of MPS-2 in age-dependent memory decline. Attila Stetak

776A    The analysis of neurons and molecules required for the response to multiple sensory inputs using two kinds of odorants. Yuji Suehiro

777B    Neural and molecular basis involved in low preference to Bifidobacterium infantis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Simo Sun

778C    Effects of monoamine neurotransmitters on forgetting of olfactory adaptation in C. elegans. Ryo Takahashi

779A    Molecular and neuronal mechanisms underlying feeding state-dependent plasticity in thermotaxis behaviors. Asuka Takeishi

780B    Dissecting the role of neurexin and neuroligin in C. elegans chemosensory behaviors. Maria Lourdes Tames

781C    Thermotaxis navigational modeling and virtual reality investigation. Trudy Tan

782A    Calcium dynamics regulates the timing of decision-making in worms. Yuki Tanimoto

783B    MS-based neuropeptidomics in C. elegans. Liesbet Temmerman

784C    Analyses in forgetting of an olfactory memory in C. elegans. Jamine Teo

785A    Development of a three dimensional fluorescence tracking microscope for the motional analysis and behavioral stimulation of C. elegans. Joseph Thatcher

786B    Degeneration of dopamine neurons affects memory formation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Anoopkumar Thekkuveettil

787C    Imprinting enhances learning and memory in C. elegans. Anoopkumar Thekkuveettil

788A    Insulin pathway differentially alters learning and memory in Caenorhabditis elegans. Anoopkumar Thekkuveettil

789B    Connectome specific storage of short-term and long-term memory in Caenorhabditis elegans. Anoopkumar Thekkuveettil

790C    A versatile insulin-like signaling regulates taste avoidance learning. Masahiro Tomioka

791A    A forward genetic screen for mutants defective in recovery sleep. Cheryl Van Buskirk

792B    Contribution of protein localization to variability in salt chemotaxis behavior. Servaas van der Burght

793C    Role of a MEC-4-actin interaction in the gentle touch neurons of Caenorhabditis elegans. Denise Walker

794A    The roles of glial xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes (XMEs) in chemosensation. Sean Wallace

795B    Molecular basis of the nematode volatile sex pheromone perception. Xuan WAN

796C    Robust and sensitive cGMP sensor for real time imaging of intact C. elegans. Sarah Woldemariam

797A    Phenotypic profiling of missense variants implicated in autism spectrum disorders. Sandy Wong

798B    Investigating the role and mechanism of UBR-1, the C. elegans homolog of the Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome causative E3 ligase. Min Wu

799C    Dissecting a network of the insulin-like peptides underlying olfactory learning. Taihong Wu

800A    Gap junction networks within the motor circuit of C. elegans facilitate undulatory wave propagation. Tianqi Xu

801B    trp-1 and trp-2 TRPC channels mediate proprioceptive regulation of C. elegans locomotion. Jihye Yeon

802C    Non-associative learning as a behavioral strategy to promote dispersal. Alex Yu

803A    Stereospecific bioactivity of the eicosanoid 17,18-epoxyeicosatetraenoic acid on the pharyngeal pumping of Caenorhabditis elegans. Yiwen Zhou

804B    Disentangling the CYP-eicosanoids dependent regulation of the pharyngeal pumping in Caenorhabditis elegans. Yiwen Zhou

Neurobiology - Neuronal Development

805C    The Effects of Altered Gravity on Aging in Motor Neurons. Alfredo Jr. Alcantara

806A    An activity-dependent insulin-signaling pathway antagonizes p38 MAPK-dependent gene expression in developing chemosensory neurons. Lauren Bayer Horowitz

807B    Structural Components and Genetic Requirements of Exophers and their Formation. Meghan Arnold

808C    Transcription factor control of synaptogenesis and neuronal circuit assembly. Emily Berghoff

809A    A direct glia-to-neuron cell fate switch. Rachel Bonnington

810B    A Comprehensive Map of Regulatory Molecules that Determine Terminal Neuron Fate. Molly Booth

811C    Fasciculation with Axons Patterns Dendritic Arborization in C. elegans. Chun-Hao Chen

812A    Activity-dependent dendritic morphology and gene expression in sensory neuron pair URX. Jesse Cohn

813B    Inhibition of a MIG-15/JNK-1 MAP kinase cascade is required for synapse formation. Oliver Crawley

814C    Branched actin promotes synapse disassembly in remodeling GABAergic neurons. Andrea Cuentas Condori

815A    A promoter database for embryonic neurodevelopment. Leighton Duncan

816B    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of left-right asymmetric neurogenesis. Terry Felton

817C    KPC-1 down-regulates DMA-1 receptors to control dendrite self-avoidance and axon pathfinding in C. elegans. Kana Hamada

818A    Microtubule nucleation from the basal body organizes the dendritic cytoskeleton for efficient distal transport. Martin Harterink

819B    MAPK-15 regulates dendrite size in the URX sensory neuron. Maxwell Heiman

820C    The Eph receptor/ephrin pathway is required for AIY interneuron development and food-seeking behavior. Tyler Hill

821A    The Emergent Homologies of the CPG and Evolution of the Neural Information Code. Syed Hydari

822B    Effect of gravity on the development of motor neurons of C.elegans. Saraswathi Kalichamy

823C    Homeotic mutation and undergraduate collaboration: exploration of Hox-mediated specification of neurons in males. Andrea Kalis

824A    FAX-1 and UNC-42 transcription factors mediate insulin-dependent quiescence and arrest. Francine Koitz

825B    An unexpected role for the conserved PBAF chromatin remodeling complex in neuronal diversity. Paschalis Kratsios

826C    Morphogenesis of a neuron-glia attachment that shapes dendrite extension. Elizabeth Lamkin

827A    Feedback regulation of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) synthesis in C. elegans. Curtis Loer

828B    Neuron-specific profiling to identify dendrite branching genes. Rebecca McWhirter

829C    The claudin-like adhesion protein MOK-2 has a cell autonomous role in asymmetric differentiation of olfactory neurons. Zachery Morrissey

830A    The Dynamics of Synaptic Remodeling: insights from the C. elegans Motor Circuit. Ben Mulcahy

831B    4D lineage based screen of temperature sensitive embryonic lethal mutants to identify regulators of left-right asymmetric neurogenesis. Thomas Mullan

832C    BLOC-1 related complex (BORC) regulates the axonal transport of synaptic vesicle precursors by activating ARL-8. Shinsuke Niwa

833A    A role for dip-2 (Disco-Interacting Protein-2 homolog) in neuronal migration and the maintenance of neuronal morphology. Nathaniel Noblett

834B    The CELF-family putative RNA binding protein ETR-1 acts with Wnt signaling to regulate Q neuroblast descendant migrations. Matthew Ochs

835C    A conserved ser/thr kinase UNC-51 and its binding partner UNC-14 are required for axon-dendrite polarity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ken-ichi Ogura

836A    Parallel acting signaling pathways regulate gap junction specificity in the C. elegans motor circuit. Sierra Palumbos

837B    Heterochronic genes regulate sexually dimorphic nervous system differentiation during sexual maturation. Laura Pereira

838C    Regulation of neuronal microtubule cytoskeleton. Dharmendra Puri

839A    Genetic and biochemical analyses between the Heparan sulfate proteoglycans and Wnt signaling proteins in Caenorhabditis elegans. Kristian Saied-Santiago

840B    Characterizing the function of a novel allele (dz205) in the development of PVD. Christopher Salazar

841C    WormGUIDES: Assembling and Accessing an Integrated Record of Neural Development. Anthony Santella

842A    Neurite position and synaptogenesis in the developing AIB neuron. Titas Sengupta

843B    The ROR/CAM-1 determines synaptic spatial specificity through opposite functions in synaptogenesis. Zhiyong Shao

844C    Investigating the role of the C-terminal binding protein-1 (CTBP-1) in neuronal development and maintenance in Caenorhabditis elegans. Tessa Sherry

845A    Gene expression regulating terminal maturation of HSN neurons is affected by preformed chromatin alterations during early development. Yoichi Shinkai

846B    The development and functions of GLR glia. Nikolaos Stefanakis

847C    Heterochronic regulation of the sex-specific maturation of the C. elegans nervous system. Hannah Steinert

848A    C. elegans immunoglobulin superfamily members, syg-2 and syg-1, control anteroposterior neurite growth of GABAergic motor neurons. Dana Tucker

849B    An atlas of C. elegans G protein-coupled receptor expression. Berta Vidal Iglesias

850C    Homeodomain proteins MLS-2 and UNC-62 function to specify general identity and asymmetrical differentiation of olfactory neurons. Rui Xiong

851A    The spatial and temporal regulation of gliogenesis in C. elegans by lin-32. Albert Zhang

Neurobiology - Novel Neuronal Methods

852B    2D worm tracking line-confocal microscope with virtual reality. Javier Carmona

853C    A computational model of the calcium dynamics in Caenorhabditis elegans ASH sensory neuron. Eleni Gourgou

854A    The discovery of neuroactive small molecule tools using a high-throughput egg laying screening pipeline. Sean Harrington

855B    Screening bioactivity of virus surface glycoprotein peptides using C. elegans electropharyngeograms. Joshua Hincks

856C    Long-term imaging of circuit-wide neural dynamics during unconstrained locomotion. Ni Ji

857A    An adaptable machine vision package for whole brain cellular resolution neural activity analysis in freely navigating Caenorhabditis Elegans. Suying Jin

858B    Neural Interactome: Interactive Visualization of a Neuronal System. Jimin Kim

859C    Pan-behavioromics: comprehensive analysis of worms' behavior using machine learning methods and its application to animals in general. Kotaro Kimura

860A    An inverse-type of fluorescent Ca2+ indicator for detecting neuronal inhibition. Sayuri Kuge

861B    An automated high-throughput functional screen of neuromodulators for neuropsychiatric disease models. Ross Lagoy

862C    Development of a SLM-based sheet illumination microscope for rapid, large-scale, video-rate 3-D neurodynamic observation in C. elegans. Blake Madruga

863A    Comparative analysis of worm’s behavior with deep neural networks. Takuya Maekawa

864B    W-TEM: A microscope to study C. elegans behavior under external stimulations. Steve Mendoza

865C    In vivo optogenetic acidification of synaptic vesicles in C. elegans . Julie Merchant

866A    Labeling of active neural circuits by the calcium probe CaMPARI. Keita Mori

867B    Cold-tolerance is a fast and easy method to identify neuronal dysfunction in C. elegans. Cole Tomberlin

868C    Laser axotomy and optogenetics for functional analysis of ipsilateral neuronal connection at synaptic level. Yuki Tsukada

869A    cGAL and split cGAL for precise transgene control in C. elegans. Han Wang

870B    Learning-dependent behavioral modulation of sensory behavior revealed by machine learning and optophysiological analysis in a virtual environment. Shuhei Yamazaki

871C    Whole-Brain Imaging with Single-Neuron Identity in C. elegans. Eviatar Yemini

Neurobiology - Regeneration and Degeneration

872A    Stress leads to neurodegeneration in C. elegans SOD-1 knock-in models for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Saba Baskoylu

873B    Characterization of Alzheimer’s disease risk factors in a C. elegans model of tauopathy. Sarah Benbow

874C    A C.elegans model to study LDL-Related Proteins involvement in Alzheimer’s disease. Carla Bertapelle

875A    Characterization of new C. elegans ALS models generated using CRISPR/Cas9. Constantin Bretonneau

876B    Developing a C. elegans model system to screen for novel gene mutations causing inherited peripheral neuropathy. Megan Brewer

877C    BTBD9, a restless legs syndrome associated protein, regulates manganese-induced toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Pan Chen

878A    Screening for small molecule therapeutics in a C. elegans model of tauopathy. Kaili Chickering

879B    Tamalin/GRAS-1 is a Candidate Link between Glutamate Receptors and the Insulin/IGF Signaling Cascade in Neuroprotection in a Nematode Model of Excitotoxicity. Ayesha Chowdhury

880C    Parkinson’s disease mutations in pdr-1 and pink-1 cause the accumulation of damaged mitochondria leading to activation of the mitochondrial unfolded protein response. Jason Cooper

881A    C. elegans chemical genetic screen to counter Progranulin deficiency. James Julian Doyle

882B    C. elegans model of spinal muscular atrophy. James Julian Doyle

883C    Rescue of ATXN3 Neuronal Toxicity in C. elegans by Chemical Modification of ER Stress. Yasmin Fard Ghassemi

884A    A Potential Non-Canonical Activation of CREB in Excitotoxicity-Induced Neuroprotection. K. Genevieve Feldmann

885B    Transcriptome analysis of C. elegans smn-1 mutant. Xiaoyang Gao

886C    Restoration of functional connectivity after neuronal injury. Anindya Ghosh Roy

887A    The toxicity associated with a routinely prescribed antidepressant drug is due to one of its metabolites. Kaeli Knudsen

888B    Loss of bas-1 suppresses tau-induced toxicity in tau transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans. Rebecca Kow

889C    Modulation of Gut Microbiota Rescues Paralysis and Neurodegeneration in C. elegans ALS Models. Audrey Labarre

890A    rab-27 inhibits axon regeneration in vivo. Alexander Lin-Moore

891B    Role of RtcB-mediated RNA ligation in axon regeneration. Xiao Liu

892C    Modulating Transthyretin levels to ameliorate neuronal proteotoxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans models of Transthyretin Amyloidosis. Kayalvizhi Madhivanan

893A    Alaskan Blueberry attenuates alpha-synuclein over expression and improves movement in Parkinson’s like model of Caenorhabditis elegans. Malabika Maulik

894B    Identification of novel genes and epigenetic mechanisms in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s disease. Richard Nass

895C    Using C. elegans to investigate natural variation in Alzheimer’s disease and related protein mis-folding diseases. Yu Nie

896A    Using C. elegans for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) drug discovery. Sulin Ore Rodriguez

897B    Evaluating contributions of DAT-1 and FKH-8 to dopaminergic neuron degeneration through oxidative stress. Casey Paton

898C    Effects of manganese exposure on Caenorhabditis elegans models of fluorescently tagged polyglutamine repeats. Tanara Peres

899A    A natural product inhibits the initiation of α-synuclein aggregation by displacing it from lipid membranes and suppresses its toxicity in cells and in C. elegans. Michele Perni

900B    Investigating the roles of membrane contact site proteins in axon regeneration. Christopher Piggott

901C    A model system for assessing ARS-mediated neurotoxicity in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Harriet Prior

902A    Novel translational products encoded by disease-associated GC-rich repeat expansions cause toxicity in C. elegans. Paige Rudich

903B    Phenotypic effects of combined neuronal expression of toxic peptides associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Josh Russell

904C    Sex-specific response of the cytoplasmic thioredoxin system (trx-1/trxr-1) in methylmercury-treated Caenorhabditis elegans. Joanna Ruszkiewicz

905A    Synergistic patterned neurodegeneration caused by APP and APOE4 in C. elegans model of Alzheimer's disease. Wisath Sae-Lee

906B    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of smn-1-mediated neuron-specific degeneration. Pamela Santonicola

907C    Loss of SEL-12 function leads to aberrant Ca2+ homeostasis and mitochondrial metabolism resulting in neurodegeneration. Shaarika Sarasija

908A    A UBQLN2 transgenic C. elegans model of ALS. Aleen Saxton

909B    Neuronal nicotinamide-N-methyltransferase controls metabolism, behavior, and aging by regulating neuronal autophagy. Kathrin Schmeisser

910C    Discoidin domain receptor DDR-2 modulates the Met-like RTK-JNK signaling pathway in axon regeneration. TATSUHIRO SHIMIZU

911A    Analysis of KillerRed-mediated neurodegeneration. Chelsea Shoben

912B    C. elegans glia regulate neuron shape and function through multiple novel mechanisms including engulfment of neuronal endings. Aakanksha Singhvi

913C    N-glycosylation is required for axon regeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans through modification of discoidin domain receptor. Mikiko Takeo

914A    A conserved RNA binding protein regulates axon regeneration and integrity. Ngang Heok Tang

915B    Hyperphosphorylation of TDP-43 and Tau by TTBK1 and TTBK2 drives neurodegeneration. Laura Taylor

916C    Investigating the DLK-1 axonal regeneration pathway in C. elegans models of neurodegeneration. Gilles Tossing

917A    Strategies for identifying neuroprotective molecules in the bacterial diet of Caenorhabditis elegans. Arles Urrutia

918B    Transgenic activation of the endoplasmic reticulum unfolded protein response protects against pathological tau. Sarah Waldherr

919C    The predicted CED-4 Ca2+-binding domain inhibits axonal regrowth in Caenorhabditis elegans. Guoqiang Wang

920A    Identifying genes that suppress stress-induced neurodegeneration in a knock-in SOD1 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis model. Katherine Yanagi

Neurobiology - Synaptic Function and Circuits

921B    Investigating Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cholinergic Synapse Remodeling in the C. elegans Motor Circuit. Kellianne Alexander

922C    Dynamic Connectome of C. elegans Neural Networks for Spatial Navigation based on Central Pattern Generator. Katsushi Arisaka

923A    Multi-neuronal imaging to understand the effects of volatile anesthetics in C. elegans. Mehraj Awal

924B    Monoamines control the feeding-dependent emergence of sexually dimorphic synaptic connectivity. Emily Bayer

925C    Investigating mechanisms of activity-dependent neural circuit regulation involving the conserved translation initiation factor EIF-3. Stephen Blazie

926A    Modulation of food-dependent sensory integration in C. elegans. Fernando Calahorro

927B    Probing receptive fields in c. elegans. Zachary Cecere

928C    Breaking the cycle: separating synaptotagmin's role in endocytosis from exocytosis. Siyu Chen

929A    Plexin specifies synapse patterning via RAP-2 GTPase and MIG-15. Xi Chen

930B    Determining the function of the ion channel CLHM-1 in ciliated sensory neurons. Michael Clupper

931C    Gαq-Rho signaling regulates locomotion through the MPK-1/ERK MAPK pathway. Brantley Coleman

932A    The role of cross-inhibition in C. elegans locomotion. Lan Deng

933B    Understanding how Gαq signaling regulates egg-laying circuit activity and behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans. Pravat Dhakal

934C    Excitatory/inhibitory switch from asymmetric neurons defines postsynaptic tining for rapid response in the C. elegans salt-chemotaxis circuit. Motomichi Doi

935A    A neural cell adhesion protein code for nervous system connectivity. Scott Emmons

936B    Subunits that form trimeric DEG/ENaC mechano-electrical transduction channels in touch receptor neurons. Sylvia Fechner

937C    An atlas of G protein-coupled neurotransmitter receptor expression patterns in C. elegans. Robert Fernandez

938A    Peptidergic modulation of the C. elegans escape response. Jeremy Florman

939B    Distributed rhythm generators underlie C. elegans forward locomotion. Anthony Fouad

940C    Neuronal circuit underlying cultivation temperature-dependent cold acclimation. Satoko Fujii

941A    The V-ATPase proton pump genetically interacts with the vesicular acetylcholine transporter. Maximillian Greenwald

942B    Identification of novel regulators of GABAergic synaptogenesis. Marine GUEYDAN

943C    Regulation of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-46 and the glutamate receptor GLR-1 by WD40 repeat proteins. Molly Hodul

944A    Isothermal behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans - the neural origin and development of sensorimotor integration. Rebecca Huang

945B    Connecting the dots: A multimodal neuronal circuit integrates sensory information to control lipid metabolism. Rosalind Hussey

946C    Mathematical methods to analyze imaging data in the whole central nervous system: From noise reduction to causality detection. Yuishi Iwasaki

947A    Mechanisms of holding memory of butanone enhancement of C. elegans. Nami Iwase

948B    Identification of neurons and analysis of the neural circuit involved in the learned salt-avoidance behavior in C. elegans. Moon Jang

949C    Molecular determinants of ionotropic GABA receptor desensitization. Ali Jawad

950A    Bacterial diet modulates clonic seizure behavior in a C. elegans model for migraine. WooKyu Kang

951B    Characterization of chromatin remodeling factors that regulate cholinergic signaling at the neuromuscular junction. Kirsten Kervin

952C    Dissecting the function of acetylcholine in the C. elegans egg-laying behavior circuit. Richard Kopchock

953A    The G protein-coupled receptor FSHR-1 is a candidate APC substrate that controls excitatory to inhibitory signaling balance at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction. Jennifer Kowalski

954B    Identification of a Plasma Membrane Ca2+ ATPase as a Regulator of Acetylcholine Signaling in C. elegans . Andy Lam

955C    Identification of an auxiliry protein that modifies the function of NMDA-type Ionotropic glutamate receptors. Ning Lei

956A    The UNC-7 innexin coordinates vulval muscle contraction and egg release. Christine Li

957B    Fine tuning of a motor behavior by a dual role interneuron. Zhaoyu Li

958C    Network analyses and experimental approaches for identification of function of an interneuron in Caenorhabditis elegans. Daisy Lim

959A    Characterizing C. elegans whole brain responses to odor sequences. Albert Lin

960B    Antidromic-rectifying gap junctions amplify chemical transmission at functionally mixed electrical-chemical synapses. Ping Liu

961C    How an asymmetric L1 motor circuit generates symmetrical motor output. Yangning Lu

962A    The VER-4/VEGF receptor-related protein regulates GLR-1 glutamate receptors and related behaviors. Eric Luth

963B    The C. elegans sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium-ATPase regulates nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ACR-16 expression. Ashley Martin

964C    Single cell transcriptome analysis of ASJ thermosensory neuron regulating cold tolerance. Ayana Maruo

965A    Neural mechanisms underlying behavioral switching in thermotaxis of C. elegans. Hironori Matsuyama

966B    Neuromuscular junction patch-clamp recordings at a primarily undergraduate institution. Kate McCluskey

967C    Activity-dependent gene expression in the C. elegans motor circuit. Katherine McCulloch

968A    Investigating how the DAF-7/TGF-beta signaling pathway regulates abundance of the C. elegans glutamate receptor GLR-1. Annette McGehee

969B    Sentryn and SAD Kinase link Dense Core Vesicle axonal transport and synaptic capture. Kenneth Miller

970C    Synaptic Vesicle cluster rearrangements in adults driven by a signal transduction pathway used for learning. Kenneth Miller

971A    The active signal propagation of chemosensory neurons in C. elegans. Yuto Momohara

972B    Neural circuit basis for the behavioral switch in C. elegans chemotaxis to alkaline pH. Takashi Murayama

973C    Regulation of female reproductive behavior states in C. elegans. Layla Nassar

974A    BKIP-1, an auxiliary subunit critical to SLO-1 function, inhibits SLO-2 potassium channel in vivo. Longgang Niu

975B    Natural variations of cold acclimation and analysis of KQT potassium channel in cold acclimation. Misaki Okahata

976C    Structural and molecular analysis of a novel model of dendritic spines in C. elegans. Devyn Oliver

977A    Dissection of molecular mechanisms that govern functional connectivity across multiple postsynaptic partners. SHANKAR RAMACHANDRAN

978B    The C. elegans RIM-Piccolo homolog CLA-1 is required for normal synaptic transmission. James Rand

979C    Development of patterned activity in the C. elegans egg-laying behavior circuit. Bhavya Ravi

980A    Molecular basis of antidromic rectification of gap junctions between AVA interneurons and motor neurons in C. elegans escape circuit. Yuan Shui

981B    Sentryn is a novel active zone protein that acts with SAD Kinase to promote Synaptic Vesicle cluster Formation and stability. Natalia Stec

982C    A lateralized circuit of sensory neurons in C. elegans. Leo Tang

983A    Ankyrin and β-spectrin regulate the unconventional “potassium” channel UNC-58. Philippe Tardy

984B    Analysis of syndecan function at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction. Camille VACHON

985C    Electrical synapses as modulators of neural activity. Lisa Voelker

986A    Analysis of activity-dependent synaptogenesis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Alexis Weinreb

987B    Possible synaptic remodeling of IL2 neurons for behavioral plasticity in C.elegans. Hyunsoo Yim

988C    Characterizing odor receptors in the AWC neuron. Jared Young

989A    Mechanisms of receptor guanylyl cyclase-mediated thermosensory signal transduction. Yanxun Yu

990B    NCS-2 mediates activity-dependent asynchronous cholinergic release. Keming Zhou

Physiology - Aging and Stress

991C    Unraveling the fuction of APL-1, the C. elegans ortholog of human APP. Adanna Alexander

992A    The Coordination of Reproductive Success and Stress Resilience by TCER-1/TCERG1. FRANCIS AMRIT

993B    KIN-4/MAST kinase binds DAF-18/PTEN through its PDZ domain and contributes to the longevity of daf-2/insulin/IGF-1 receptor mutants. Seon Woo An

994C    A compact and modular lifespan machine for aging studies in Caenorhabditis elegans. Taslim Anupom

995A    Investigation of toxicological and antioxidant effects of three superoxide dismutase mimetics in vivo using Caenorhabditis elegans. Leticia Arantes

996B    Fine scale electrophysiological analysis of pharyngeal aging and a transition-state model of activity. Stephen Banse

997C    The Crucible: A microfluidic platform for stress assays. Stephen Banse

998A    Study and characterization of dynamic and stochastic expression of HSP-16.2 on C. elegans using a high-throughput microfluidic platform. Simon Berger

999B    Involvement of a transthyretin-like gene in dietary restriction-mediated longevity in C. elegans. Dena Block

1000C    Quantitative and functional analyses of the organs and cells of post adult reproductive diapause animals. Nikolay Burnaevskiy

1001A    Role of pharmacologically induced-TFEB in aging and age-related neurodegeneration. Manish Chamoli

1002B    The adiponectin receptor PAQR-1 couples ER stress resistance with lipid homeostasis during ageing in C. elegans. Nikolaos Charmpilas

1003C    Role of Advance Glycation End products (AGEs) in modulating Caenorhabditis elegans feeding behavior. J. Chaudhuri

1004A    Analysis of inter-individual transcriptional variability of stress response genes in C. elegans by high-throughput qRT-PCR in single worms. Laetitia Chauve

1005B    Neuronal Microtubule Stability Modulates Longevity in C. elegans. Lizhen Chen

1006C    The adapted endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated protein quality control (ERQC) is critical for the long-lived Caenorhabditis elegans rpn-10(ok1865) proteasomal mutant. Meghna Chinchankar

1007A    Analysis of nutritional supplement effects on Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan. Austin Chriske

1008B    Electrophysiological characterization of pumping in C. elegans models of frontotemporal dementia. Heather Currey

1009C    A transient arrest-survival state evolved to enhance fitness during pathogen exposure. Hans Dalton

1010A    Coupling of mitochondrial metabolism and mRNA turnover modulates cellular homeostasis during ageing in C. elegans. Ioanna Daskalaki

1011B    Age-dependent protein aggregation initiates amyloid-β aggregation. Della David

1012C    Characterization of a CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated C. elegans HSF-1 Model Reveals a Complex Oxidative Response and Novel Oocyte Expression. Andrew Deonarine

1013A    An unbiased forward longevity screening reveals ppp-1 as a new regulator of longevity. Maxime Derisbourg

1014B    Deconstructing longevity pathways: Drug cocktails for healthy lifespan extension in C. elegans. Tesfahun Dessale

1015C    Longevity in the uncommon context of increased protein production and turnover: insight into the mode-of-action of the lifespan-extending compound royalactin. Giel Detienne

1016A    Dissecting NHR-49’s role in stress response regulation. Kelsie Doering

1017B    Novel molecular mechanisms linking RNA splicing and longevity. Sneha Dutta

1018C    RNA Binding Proteins in stress resistance – a screen in C. elegans. Reza Esmaillie

1019A    The transcription factor SKN-1 and its downstream phase II metabolizing enzyme UGT-22 confer resistance to albendazole in C. elegans . Pauline Fontaine

1020B    In the way to identify targets of the RNA-binding protein TIAR-1 under physiological and stress conditions. Daniel Fuentes-Jimenez

1021C    Ceanorhabditis Intervention Testing Program: Using Automated Healthspan Assays to screen for Chemicals that Mitigate Age-Dependent Declines in Stress Resistance. Theo Garrett

1022A    The mitochondrial protein import machinery is a determinant of longevity in C. elegans. Ilias Gkikas

1023B    Investigating the role of lysine demethylase UTX-1 in regulating lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans. Abigail Guillermo

1024C    Cellular proteomes drive tissue-specific regulation of the heat shock response. Eric Guisbert

1025A    Acute cold shock response is mediated by thermosensation and stress response genes. Leah Gulyas

1026B    Investigating DNA damage response pathways after exposure to various heavy metals in C. elegans. Julie Hall

1027C    Crosstalk between mitochondrial quality control mechanisms and SGK-1 in ageing regulation. Blanca Hernando-Rodriguez

1028A    A heatstroke model in C. elegans. Atsushi Higashitani

1029B    Dissecting the molecular pathways underpinning lifespan extension following exposure to Montmorency Tart Cherries. Samantha Hughes

1030C    Insulin ligands affect morphology and function of mechanosensory neurons. Skyler Hunter

1031A    Uncovering the roles of tyrosine aminotransferase and F01D4.5 in the oxidative stress response. Brett Ipson

1032B    Feedback system between sperm and temperature sensing-neuron, and isolation of novel genes in cold tolerance. Toshihiro Iseki

1033C    Simple, Fast, High-Resolution Sorting of C. elegans. Nicholas Jacobs

1034A    A model for assessing the impact of complex environmental exposures on neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. Michelle Johnson

1035B    A semi-automated screen for genetic interventions affecting healthspan using the WorMotel. Areta Jushaj

1036C    Multi-OMICS approach revealed involvement of daf-16/FOXO pathway in neuro-behavioural toxicity of graphene nanomaterials in C. elegans. Youngho Kim

1037A    A screen to identify miRNA predictors of individual lifespan in C. elegans. Holly Kinser

1038B    Environmental stresses induce transgenerationally inheritable survival advantages via germline-to-soma communication in C. elegans. Saya Kishimoto

1039C    Cellular effects of copper chloride and nickel sulfate in Caenorhabditis elegans. Scarlett Koga

1040A    Functional Characterization of Novel circular RNA Molecules Synthesized from Aging Associated Genes: Studies Employing Transgenic C. elegans Model of Parkinson’s Disease. Lalit Kumar

1041B    A new path to lifespan extension in C. elegans: bacterial colonization, innate immune response, and food avoidance behavior. Sandeep Kumar

1042C    A C. elegans model of Wolfram Syndrome type 2. Emmanouil Kyriakakis

1043A    Resveratrol extends lifespan and delays germline aging through the activation of both SIR-2.1/Sirtuin and MPK-1/ERK. Myon-Hee Lee

1044B    Hydrolysis of fluorescent 7-hydroxy-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin to non-fluorescent metabolite in C. elegans. Ka Leung

1045C    Time-series quantitative proteome and transcriptome analyses revealed evidence of programmed aging in C. elegans. Shangtong Li

1046A    Functions of CLIC proteins and TGF- beta signaling in heat stress in C. elegans. Jun Liang

1047B    The mitophagy receptor FUNDC-1 contributes to hypoxic injury in C. elegans. YUNKI LIM

1048C    Non-Autonomous Regulation of Systemic Mitochondrial Stress Response and Morphology by Neuronal fzo-1/Mitofusin. Liang-Yi Lin

1049A    Screening Pro-Longevity Chemicals for Reproducible and Robust Positive Effects across Diverse Genetic Backgrounds. Mark Lucanic

1050B    Pheromones control lifespan via sirtuins by generating oxidative stress. Andreas Ludewig

1051C    The Nucleosome Remodelling Factor subunit pyp-1 negatively regulates the heat shock response upon aging in Caenorhabditis elegans . DOREEN LUGANO

1052A    Regulation of neurogenesis by stress. Shuo Luo

1053B    Role of the protein kinase MBK-1/DYRK1A in lifespan regulation of Caenorhbditis elegans. Hildegard Mack

1054C    Investigating the regulatory pathway of C. elegans metallothionein gene mtl-2. Christopher Marinello

1055A    Functional decline of the nervous system associated to pathological aging. Celine Martineau

1056B    Repeated starvation leads to fat accumulation in C.elegans. Shinya Matsumoto

1057C    Age-related decline in muscular strength and coordination observed in C. elegans pharynx. Kathryn McCormick

1058A    Genes involved in translation have increased antisense transcription during heatshock. Marko Melnick

1059B    Endosomal/autophagic regulation of FOXO transcription factors. Icten Meras

1060C    Role of Sphingolipid Enzymes in the Regulation of Stress Response and Health Span. Claudia Meyer

1061A    A screen for reproductive span extension genes identifies repx-1, a novel regulator of reproductive span. Rebecca Moore

1062B    3β-Hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid prolongs lifespan in C. elegans by modulating JNK-1. HEMA NEGI

1063C    Movement decline and lifespan trajectories of C. elegans insulin/insulin-like signaling pathway mutants. Breanne Newell Stamper

1064A    Identification of CLP-1 atypical calpain substrates in C. elegans. Laurence Newman

1065B    The role of SKN-1 and DAF-16 in protein homeostasis and polyglutamine aggregation in the Caenorhabditis elegans intestine. Riva Oliveira

1066C    Larval density during L1 arrest impacts recovery from starvation through changes in DAF-16 nuclear localization. Maria Olmedo

1067A    Dietary restriction promotes healthspan via a glucagon-like signaling pathway in C. elegans. Brian Onken

1068B    The impact a glucose diet has on physiology, stress responses, behavior and gene expression in C. elegans. Pamela Padilla

1069C    Mitophagy and neuronal homeostasis in C. elegans. Konstantinos Palikaras

1070A    Mechanistic insights into SIN-3 regulated autophagy and modulation of Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan. Renu Pandey

1071B    Characterization of protein-protein interactions in the Intracellular Pathogen Response, a new stress response pathway in C. elegans. Johan Panek

1072C    Eugenol, Xenohormesis and Longevity Promotion. Aakanksha Pant

1073A    DNA damage-induced autophagy and necrotic neurodegeneration during ageing in C. elegans. Margarita Elena Papandreou

1074B    Homeostatic stress responses regulate selfish mitochondrial genome dynamics. Maulik Patel

1075C    Cold-induced suspended animation. Tina Pekec

1076A    The NEET homolog CISD-1 modulates ageing through mechanisms involving autophagy and components of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway. Christina Ploumi

1077B    How a mutation that slows aging can also disproportionately extend end-of-life decrepitude. Katerina Podshivalova

1078C    SUMOylation regulates lifespan and mitochondrial homeostasis in C. elegans. Andrea Princz

1079A    DAF-16/FOXO and HLH-30/TFEB cooperate as combinatorial transcription factors to regulate stress responses and aging in C. elegans. Christian Riedel

1080B    HSP25 overexpression extends lifespan through protective aggregation in an HSF1-dependent manner. Karl Rodriguez

1081C    Echoes of early life exposure: delayed methylmercury toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Martina Rudgalvyte

1082A    Contributions of the C. elegans JNK homolog kgb-1 to ER stress resistance. Cyrus Ruediger

1083B    Sexually antagonistic male signals manipulate germline and soma of C. elegans hermaphrodites. Ilya Ruvinsky

1084C    Tissue-specific activities of the ERCC-1/XPF-1 endonuclease in response to DNA damage. Mariangela Sabatella

1085A    EGF/EGFR signaling confers healthspan benefit in C. elegans. Sangeena Salam

1086B    Stress induced nuclear granules in the germline. Katherine Sampuda

1087C    Microfluidic platforms for aging studies: longitudinal high-resolution phenotyping and post-reproductive screening. Adriana San Miguel

1088A    How do worms determine their readiness to cope with environmental stress? Jodie Schiffer

1089B    The histone chaperone lin-53 (Rbbp4/7) in muscle maintenance and aging regulation. Stefanie Seelk

1090C    Octopaminergic signaling mediates neural regulation of innate immunity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Durai Sellegounder

1091A    The JNK homolog KGB-1 integrates stress signaling through cell non-autonomous contributions. Michael Shapira

1092B    Applying the Q system for spatiotemporal gene expression in adult C. elegans. Xingyu She

1093C    The putative actin-binding and scaffold protein filamin-2 affects C. elegans survival in response to different bacterial food sources. DENIZ SIFOGLU

1094A    Coordinating lipid storage with lysosomal lipolysis enhances longevity. Melissa Silvestrini

1095B    Lipoprotein aggregation enhances host susceptibility to pathogen infection by suppressing the expression of immune genes. Jogender Singh

1096C    Single-animal assessments of health suggest that long lifespan does not necessarily confer short healthspan. Drew Sinha

1097A    Longevity in C. elegans exposed to sulfur-containing chemicals. Pliny Smith

1098B    Quinolinic Acid as a neurotoxin in C. elegans neurons. Félix Soares

1099C    Prefoldin 6 promotes longevity in daf-2/insulin/IGF-1 receptor mutants via acting together with heat shock factor 1 (HSF-1). Heehwa Son

1100A    A vitellogenic open faucet causes senescent polymorbidity in C. elegans hermaphrodites. Thanet Sornda

1101B    Regulation of a Holliday junction resolvase by an E3 ubiquitin ligase complex. Brett Spatola

1102C    Understanding the toxicological effects of nutritional and non-nutritional sugars using C. elegans. Jessica Sponaugle

1103A    2-Isopropyl-5-methylphenol ameliorates α-synuclein proteotoxicity and intracellular ROS accumulation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Swati Srivastava

1104B    The molecular basis of natural variation in cold stress response in Caenorhabditis elegans. Jana Stastna

1105C    Assessing collagen levels during aging and longevity. Cyril Statzer

1106A    Mitochondrial dysfunction mediated ECM degradation in C. elegans muscle cells. Surabhi Sudevan

1107B    A screen for protective drugs against delayed hypoxic injury. Chun-Ling Sun

1108C    Lactate and Pyruvate influence longevity, stress resistance and neuronal physiology in C. elegans. Arnaud Tauffenberger

1109A    Oocyte-specific insulin/IGF-1 signaling targets reveal mechanisms that regulate reproductive aging and oocyte quality maintenance. Nicole Templeman

1110B    Investigating the C. elegans matrisome during aging. Alina Teuscher

1111C    Spontaneous nucleolysis occurs during organismal death in Caenorhabditis elegans. Anoopkumar Thekkuveettil

1112A    FKH-9 modulates stress physiology and endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis during pathogen infection in C. elegans. Erik Tillman

1113B    Spatial relationship between mitochondria and the protein quality control system. Michal Turek

1114C    Investigating the impact of sugar substitutes on healthspan in C. elegans. Jena Ungarten

1115A    The zinc finger transcription factor PQM-1 is a mediator of transcellular chaperone signalling and novel regulator of proteostasis in C. elegans. Patricija van Oosten-Hawle

1116B    Mitochondrial unfolded protein response is required for the survival and lifespan of long-lived mitochondrial mutants. Jeremy Van Raamsdonk

1117C    Double transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans as a new Alzheimer’s disease model: behavioral phenotyping and gene expression analysis. Chenyin Wang

1118A    The Role of SET-9 and SET-26 in Longevity and Germline Function. Wenke Wang

1119B    Using free-living Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for anthelmintics study. Kathryn Weaver

1120C    Transgenerational effects of long-term dauer arrest. Amy Webster

1121A    The Role of Sphingolipid Metabolism in NMJ Function and healthspan in C. elegans. Curtis Wentz

1122B    Interpreting an unbiased forward genetic screen: Characterization of novel longevity-genes in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Laura Wester

1123C    Disruption of a specific extracellular matrix structure in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans activates antioxidant, osmotic, and antimicrobial stress defenses. Keon Wimberly

1124A    Global RNA-seq analysis of whole C. elegans animals overexpressing human α-synuclein. Garry Wong

1125B    Metabolic profiling of a SKN-1 gain-of-function Caenorhabditis elegans mutant. Cheng-Wei Wu

1126C    Toward understanding the network of transcriptional regulation in the daf-2 rsks-1 double mutant in C. elegans. Di Wu

1127A    SGK-1 acts downstream of TORC1, but not the insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway, to regulate lifespan in C. elegans. Gang Wu

1128B    An essential role for p38/ATF-7 pathway in survival under low potassium environment in C. elegans. Ziyun Wu

1129C    Effects of Region-Specific Irradiation on Locomotion and Autophagy in C. elegans. Akira yamasaki

1130A    Epistatic regulation of DAF-16 via p38 MAPK signaling in molecular compensation of sod-genes and lifespan of C. elegans. Sumino Yanase

1131B    Dietary restriction and AMPK increase lifespan via maintaining balanced mitochondrial dynamics in C. elegans. Pallas Yao

1132C    Identification of regulators of the age-dependent activity of DAF-16. Matthew Youngman

1133A    Phosphorylation by MPK-1/ERK regulates the SKN-1/Nrf1 proteasomal stress response. Peng Zhang

1134B    C. elegans EXO-3 plays an important role for growth development and morphogenesis. Qiu-Mei Zhang-Akiyama

1135C    DAF-16/FOXO interacts with TGF-ß/BMP signaling to promote germline tumor formation in C. elegans. Qian Zhao

1136A    PAR-1 plays an important role in C. elegans aging. Lina Zou

Physiology - Metabolism

1146B    Tissue-specific ascaroside production in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Allison Akagi

1147C    Pre- and probiotics modulate C. elegans fat storage and longevity. Safoura Akbari Alavijeh

1148A    daf-22 dark matter. Alex Artyukhin

1149B    Systems Biology of Caenorhabditis elegans Glycosyltransferases. Olatomiwa Bifarin

1150C    Cobalamin deficiency results in severe oxidative stress, leading to disorder of memory retention in Caenorhabditis elegans. Tomohiro Bito

1151A    Comparative gene expression and imaging studies in C. elegans wild type and mutant strains in bacterial vs. axenic cultures . Amal Bouyanfif

1152B    NMR-based metabolomic characterization of ascaroside production in recombinant inbred lines (RILs) of Caenorhabditis elegans. Tyler Carter

1153C    Effects of animal density on gene expression during L1 larval starvation. Io Long Chan

1154A    An Emerging Role for DBL-1/BMP in Lipid Metabolism in C. elegans. James Clark

1155B    Overactive EGF signaling suppresses lipid synthesis via the transcription factor SBP-1. Matt Crook

1156C    Using simulated anaerobiosis in C. elegans as a platform for anthelmintic drug discovery. Samantha Del Borrello

1157A    C. elegans model of adenylosuccinate lyase deficiency, an inborn error of purine metabolism: toxic substrate and reduced production of purines separately influence neural and reproductive function. Adam Fenton

1158B    Comparative approach to understanding neuromuscular deficits in de novo purine biosynthesis mutants. Latisha Franklin

1159C    Isolation of genes required for cold acclimation. Mayu Fujita

1160A    Assessing the influence of PI3K/Akt signaling integrity on metabolic activity and oxidative status in C. elegans. Tanner Gibbons

1161B    Selfish mitochondrial genomes exploit nuclear-encoded pathways to propagate. Bryan Gitschlag

1162C    HIF-1-independent hypoxic resistance involves a novel mechanism of mitochondrial adaptation in C. elegans. Ilias Gkikas

1163A    Neural KIN-29 SIK regulates body fat and feeding behavior via the MEF2 transcription factor and RBG-3 RabGAP. Jeremy Grubbs

1164B    Ribonuclease mediated control of body fat. Cornelia Habacher

1165C    The C-box region of MAF1 regulates transcriptional activity and protein stability. Amy Hammerquist

1166A    10 days to hatch! – a severely delayed hatching phenotype. Wendy Hanna-Rose

1167B    Assessing variability in pharyngeal pumping frequency in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Michael Harris

1168C    daf-16/FoxO promotes trehalose synthesis during starvation to increase survival. Jon Hibshman

1169A    Loss of Caenorhabditis elegans W02B12.15, mammalian cisd1, alters iron homeostasis, mitochondrial electron transport complexes and lipid metabolism. Kuei Ching Hsiung

1170B    Starving in the midst of plenty: effects of food perception on gene regulation and development. Rebecca Kaplan

1171C    Sulfolipids drive C. elegans defensive responses to a predator. Maro Kariya

1172A    Mitochondrial DNA copy number in C. elegans is regulated by a functional output. Cait Kirby

1173B    Investigating Complex I activity and mitochondrial protein import in the multi-cellular model organism C. elegans. Amber Knapp-Wilson

1174C    The search for novel anthelmintic targets: Characterizing alternative metabolic pathways in Caenorhabditis elegans. Margot Lautens

1175A    Persistent and multi-generational metabolic effects of developmental inorganic arsenic exposure in C. elegans deficient in electron transport chain proteins. Tess Leuthner

1176B    Towards a unified global C. elegans Metabolic Reconstruction Model. Cheryl Li

1177C    Zinc Mediates SREBP-SCD Axis to Regulate Lipid Metabolism in Caenorhabditis elegans. bin liang

1178A    Serotonergic regulation of fat metabolism. Nicole Littlejohn

1179B    Exploring the effect of glycine metabolism on the life history of C. elegans. Yasmine Liu

1180C    Investigating Interactions between Steroid Hormone Signaling and Nuclear Receptors DAF-12 and NHR-8: Key Regulators of C. elegans development. Patrick Loi

1181A    Paullinia cupana and caffeine reduced the triacylglycerol content of Caenorhabditis elegans supplemented with glucose. Marina Machado

1182B    O-GlcNAc cycling and mitochondrial function. Matthew Mahaffey

1183C    Screening for temperature sensor in ASJ sensoryneuron regulating cold tolerance. Kohei Ohnishi

1184A    Host-microbe co-metabolism dictates cancer drug efficacy in C. elegans. Leonor Quintaneiro

1185B    Diet Influences Stress and Innate Immune Resistance in C. elegans. Alexey Revtovich

1186C    Mitochondrial Transporter mtch-1 regulates lipid homeostasis, fertility and aging in C. elegans. Veerle Rottiers

1187A    Mitochondrial stress elicits a metabolic cytoprotective response by coordinated upregulation of multiple branches of the mevalonate pathway. Amir Sapir

1188B    A function of mtDNA effects copy number regulation in C. elegans. Benjamin Saunders

1189C    Assessing the role of the Forkhead-8 transcription factor in dopamine metabolism. Debresha Shelton

1190A    A novel regulatory mechanism of zinc homeostasis by Mediator subunits mdt-15 and cdk-8. Naomi Shomer

1191B    The role of DAF-2 In the transmission of maternal and paternal nutritional status during embryogenesis. Jeffrey Simske

1192C    Metabolomics and fluxomics reveal a metabolic fingerprint of the long-lived mutants daf-2 and eat-2. Reuben Smith

1193A    Xanthine Dehydrogenase in neuron is required for cold tolerance. Natsune Takagaki

1194B    Characterization of the yq187 mutant that affects mitochondrial homeostasis in C. elegans. Ruofeng Tang

1195C    Effects of vitamin B12 deficiency on fertility, growth and survival of Caenorhabditis elegans cultured in axenic medium. Surafel Tegegne

1196A    Parallelized single animal measurement of growth and reproduction: Do worms optimally control their rates of growth and aging? Benjamin Towbin

1197B    The GRP170 Genes of Caenorhabditis elegans. Gregory Wadsworth

1198C    Dissecting glucose metabolism’s involvement in mating behavioral decay during aging process in C. elegans males. Yufeng Wan

1199A    LETM-1 is essential for mitochondrial function in C. elegans. Fengyang wang

1200B    The mitochondrial signal to non-canonical HIF-1 activation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Guoqiang Wang

1201C    Ancient metformin response pathways uncovered by C. elegans genetics. Lianfeng Wu

1202A    The identification of genes affecting iodide toxicity in C. elegans. Zhaofa Xu

1203B    Late endosomes and lysosomes are potential target sites for a diabetes drug metformin. Young-jai You

1204C    Identifying bacterial metabolites that affect C. elegans growth. Jingyan zhang

1205A    An approach to integrate 2D flow cytometry data with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance data in Caenorhabditis elegans developmental studies. Sicong Zhang

Physiology - Novel Technologies

1206B    A novel high-throughput whole-genome RNAi screening technology utilized to investigate the molecular pathways of exopher production. Mark Abbott

1207C    TrakBox: A new modular option for behavioural monitoring of freely moving C. elegans. Fernando Calahorro

1208A    Transcriptomic profiling of the Caenorhabditis elegans intestinal bacteria. Jason Chan

1209B    Automation of the Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program. Anna Coleman-Hulbert

1210C    Of Worms and Drugs. Mostafa Elfawal

1211A    Determining the biomechanical properties of C.elegans. Muna Elmi

1212B    Efficient and precise ablation of C. elegans cells using pulsed infrared laser cauterization. Anthony Fouad

1213C    High-throughput drug screening for modulators of protein aggregation identifies novel autophagy enhancers. Arielle Homayouni

1214A    A System for High Throughput Monitoring of Healthspan and Lifespan. Rex Kerr

1215B    Metabolic carbon tracing reveals that disrupted glycolysis arises from a loss of C. elegans salvage NAD+ synthesis. Melanie McReynolds

1216C    A Simple Culture System for Long-Term Imaging of Individual C. elegans. Will Pittman

1217A    Region specific irradiation of Caenorhabditis elegans with heavy ion microbeam. Michiyo Suzuki

1218B    Development of a Novel Invertebrate Traumatic Brain Injury Model. Marton Toth

1219C    Identification of optimized C. elegans strains for chemical toxicity assessment assays. Huajiang Xiong

Physiology - Pathogenesis

1220A    Interactions between Caenorhabditis nematodes and viruses infecting them naturally. Cigdem Alkan

1221B    Worms and Ladders: Steps Towards a Cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Anwen Brown

1222C    Regulation of the innate immune response by a dopaminergic neural circuit in C. elegans. Xiou Cao

1223A    HLH-30 regulates epithelium intrinsic cellular defenses in intestinal cells against bacterial pore-forming toxin in C. elegans. Chang-Shi Chen

1224B    In depth analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans Excretory-secretory products (ESP) reveals conserved nematode excretome/secretome composition. Wen Chen

1225C    Role of TGF-beta signaling and pathway interactions during innate immune response in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Emma Ciccarelli

1226A    FCD-2 regulated C. elegans Stem Cell DNA Damage Sensitivity. Xinzhu Deng

1227B    Targeted mutagenesis in human-parasitic nematodes. Spencer Gang

1228C    A novel model of mtDNA disease uncovers multiple biological pathways that control disease progression. Suraiya Haroon

1229A    Implication of LIN-53 in laminopathies. Mei He

1230B    Functional assay identifies drugs that improve muscle strength in dystrophin-deficient Caenorhabditis elegans. Jennifer Hewitt

1231C    The GT92 candidate glycosyltransferase SUBS-4 is widely expressed and required for viability, osmotic integrity and susceptibility to pathogens. Jonathan Hodgkin

1232A    Sphingomyelin abundance is likely a key determinant in regulating drug accumulation in C. elegans. Muntasir Kamal

1233B    Siderophore-mediated mitochondrial damage and host immune response. Donghoon Kang

1234C    Natural variation in C. elegans resistance and xenophagy against a natural intracellular parasite. Cheng-Ju Kuo

1235A    Wnt signaling mediates acetylcholine-triggered intestinal host defense against infection. sid ahmed LABED

1236B    Genetic screens identified loss-of-function mutations in genes required for sensory cilium formation confer resistance to the nematicidal mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus. Ching-Han Lee

1237C    Investigating the “toxic pore” model for beta-amyloid peptide toxicity. Chris Link

1238A    Mechanisms of immune activation after cuticle damage. Jean-Christophe Lone

1239B    Exploring the link between CL-5, a potential anthelmintic, and oxidative stress. Jennifer Miskowski

1240C    Using engineered E. coli to assay membrane damage and repair in C. elegans. Joshua Morgenstern

1241A    Effects of the anti-microbial agent triclosan on C. elegans survival and behavior. Edith Myers

1242B    Identification of new anthelmintic chemotypes by screening both parasitic nematodes and C. elegans models. Frederick Partridge

1243C    FLCN and AMPK confer resistance to bacterial pathogens via TFEB/TFE3 mediated innate immune response. Elite Possik

1244A    Identification of Caenorhabditis elegans genes involved in the response to pathogenic Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteria. Leah Radeke

1245B    Nickel, a common environmental pollutant, is an animal genotoxin and mutagen. David Rudel

1246C    Context-dependent olfactory behaviors of the parasitic nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus. Felicitas Ruiz

1247A    The molecular mechanism regulating quick avoidance behavior to pathogenic bacteria P. aeruginosa. Ryuichi Saito

1248B    DRP-1 and WAH-1, players of mitochondria morphology, protect against muscle degeneration in C. elegans. Charlotte SCHOLTES

1249C    Opposite strain-specific defence against pathogens mediated by the GATA transcription factor ELT-2. Hinrich Schulenburg

1250A    Role of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes in benzimidazole drug biotransformation by nematodes. Nidhi Sharma

1251B    The role of the decapping enzyme EOL-1 in intracellular infection response. Jessica Sowa

1252C    Comparative genomics analysis unveils genetic factors governing the pathogenicity of P. aeruginosa towards C. elegans. Isana Veksler-Lublinsky

1253A    FSHR-1 and SKN-1 link Innate Immunity and Oxidative Stress. Zoe Yeoh

1254B    Caenorhabditis elegans Exo-3 plays an important role for growth development and morphogenesis. Qiu-Mei Zhang-Akiyama


1255C    Student attitudes of research-based experiences in first year lab courses. Jason Chan

1256A    The Elegant Mind Club: Undergraduate biophysics research lab at UCLA to explore the minds of C. elegans. Etta D'Orazio

1257B    A collaborative laboratory exercise between students in cancer biology and bioinformatics courses. Amy Groth

1258C    Iterative inquiry increases incorporation of scientific skills in an undergraduate laboratory class. Eric Guisbert

1259A    TWU Active Engagement Academy: Improving active engagement in academic courses. Tina Gumienny

1260B    Making your own narrated animated videos to supplement lectures and flip the classroom. Melissa Henderson

1261C    Seeing the forest AND the trees: concept mapping improved student performance in an upper-level Developmental Biology course. Jennifer Miskowski

1262A    Worms in space for outreach on Earth. Amelia Pollard

1263B    A course-based undergraduate research experience to identify novel regulators of innate immune signaling in C. elegans. Jennifer Powell

1264C    No lectures here: How an active and problem-based learning classroom in genomics transformed the confidence, creativity and communication skills of all students. Ahna Skop

1265A    A Semester-Long Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience using RNAi in C. elegans. Erika Sorensen

1266B    Biological GPS: Helping freshmen find their path in science with a CURE investigating the genes required for distal tip cell migration in C. elegans. Heather Thieringer

1267C    C. elegans as a model for age-related phenotyping, compound screening and toxicological assessment. Elena Vayndorf