New York Area Worm Meeting: Jan 13

The next New York Area Worm Meeting will be Friday, January 13, at NYU’s Center for Genomics, 12 Waverly Place.

There is no need to register! Just show up on the 13th ready for worm biology.

The full-day event features keynote speakers Scott Emmons and Valerie Reinke.

Please submit abstracts for oral presentations by the abstract deadline: Friday, December 2.
Talks selected from abstracts will be 15 minutes, plus five minutes for discussion.
Send the name of the speaker, the title of the presentation, and a brief abstract to

Tentative Schedule:
9:30 Coffee & snacks
10:00 Scott Emmons, Einstein University
11:00 Contributed talks
12:20 Break for lunch (not provided)
2:00 Contributed talks
3:40 Coffee & snacks
4:10 Valerie Reinke, Yale University

The meeting is sponsored by Advanced Imaging Concepts, NYU Department of Biology, and NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.

Organizers: Itzik Mano, Alicia Meléndez, and Matt Rockman

Join us Friday the 13th for the New York Area Worm Meeting!
12 Waverly Place, New York
No registration required!

9:30 AM Coffee Reception (refreshments provided)

10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Scott Emmons
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interpreting the C. elegans Neurome

11:00 AM Georgia Rapti and Shai Shaham
Rockefeller University
Glia and pioneer neurons initiate C. elegans brain assembly through non-canonical Chimaerin/Furin axon guidance

11:20 AM Mochi Liu, Joshua Shaevitz, and Andrew Leifer
Princeton University
High-throughput interrogation of mechanosensory-motor transformations in C. elegans

11:40 AM Shay Stern, Christoph Kirst, and Cori Bargmann
Rockefeller University
Neuromodulation controls long‐term behavior and individuality across different stages of life in C. elegans

12:00 PM Claire de la Cova, Robert Townley, Iva Greenwald, and Sergi Regot
Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University
A real-time biosensor for ERK activity in individual cells in multicellular organisms and its validation in C. elegans

12:30 PM Lunch break (lunch not provided)

2:00 PM Uday Madaan, Michael Meade, Edlira Yzeiraj, Christine Rushlow, and Cathy Savage-Dunn
CUNY Queens College and New York University
BMP signaling regulates body size via transcriptional control of cuticle collagen genes

2:20 PM Olga Pekar, Maria C. Ow, Kailyn Y. Hui, Marcus B. Noyes, Sarah E. Hall, and E. Jane Albert Hubbard
New York University and Syracuse University
DAF-7/TGFß signaling modulates expression of lag-2 in the distal tip cell

2:40 PM Sarah E. Albritton, Anna-Lena Kranz, Lara H. Winterkorn, Lena A. Street, and Sevinç Ercan
New York University
Cooperation between a hierarchical set of recruitment sites targets the X chromosome for dosage compensation

3:00 PM Anne Norris, Prasad Tammineni , Simon Wang, Alexandra Murr, Juli Gerdes, Qian Cai, and Barth D. Grant
Rutgers University
SNX-1 and RME-8 oppose the assembly of HGRS-1/ESCRT-0 degradative microdomains on endosomes

3:20 PM Vanessa Marfil, Ji-Sup Yang, Swera Cheema, and Chris Li
CUNY-City College of New York
Reprogramming developmental processes due to developmental experience

3:40 PM Wolfgang Keil, Lena M. Kutscher, Shai Shaham, and Eric D. Siggia
Rockefeller Univ.
Long-term high-resolution imaging of developing C. elegans larvae with microfluidics

4:00 PM Coffee Reception (refreshments provided)

4:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Valerie Reinke
Yale University
A novel small molecule that disrupts a key event during the oocyte-to-embryo transition

Thanks to our sponsors:
Advanced Imaging Concepts, Inc
New York University Department of Biology
New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology