New York Area Worm Meeting

We are pleased to announce the next NYAWM is Friday, January 15th.

We are having a full-day meeting at the NYU campus:
The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, 12 Waverly Place

Full-day Schedule:
9:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-10:45 Keynote: Kelly Liu, University
10:45-12:30 Short talks with discussion
12:30-2:00 Lunch (not provided)
2:00-3:45 Short talks with discussion
3:45-4:15 Coffee break
4:15- 5:00 Keynote: Shai Shaham, Rockefeller University

To submit abstracts for short talks please forward the name of the speaker, the title of the presentation,
and a brief abstract to Alicia Meléndez ( by Friday, November 20th.

Please circulate this announcement to interested parties.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Matt Rockman, Itzak Mano, Alicia Meléndez

The NYAWM is just one week away. We look forward to seeing you at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, 12 Waverly Place.
Registration is not required.

Thanks to Advanced Imaging, Inc., and the NYU Department of Biology, for sponsoring this event.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016

9:30 Coffee

10:00 Keynote Speaker: Jun Kelly Liu (Cornell University)
Modulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signaling in C. elegans.

10:50AM Pavak K Shah, A. Santella, and Z. Bao (Memorial Sloan Kettering)
Real-time tracking and optical manipulation of single cells in development.

11:10AM Debasmita Roy, D. Michaelson, T. Hochman, A. Santella, Z. Bao, J. D. Goldberg, E. J. Hubbard (New York University School of Medicine)
Cell cycle features of C. elegans germline stem/progenitor cells vary temporally and spatially.

11:30AM Kristina Ames, D. DaCunha, B. Gonzalez, M. Konta, F. Lin, L. Starikov, S. Wong, , H. Buelow, and A. Meléndez (Queens College, CUNY)
Non-autonomous BEC-1/BECN1-mediated autophagy is required for the G2/M transition during germline proliferation in C. elegans.

11:50AM N. Seah, C.D. de Magalhaes Filho, A. Petrashen, H. Henderson, J. Laguer, J. Gonzalez, A. Dillin, M. Hansen, and Louis R. Lapierre. (Brown University).
Autophagy-mediated longevity is modulated by lipoprotein biogenesis.

12:10PM Piya Ghose, P. Insley, Y. Lu, M. Trivedi, and S. Shaham. (Rockefeller University)
Compartment-specific killing and clearance programs in the C. elegans tail-spike cell.

12:30-2:00PM Lunch (not provided)

2:00PM Mara Schvarzstein (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Chromosome and centrosome inheritance during meiosis.

2:20PM Max Bernstein and M. Rockman (New York University)
Fine-scale recombination rate variation on the C. elegans X chromosome.

2:40PM Amber Krauchunas and A. Singson (Rutgers University)
A sperm immunoglobulin superfamily protein required for fertilization in worms and humans.

3:00PM Byunghyuk Kim, B. Suo, and S. W. Emmons (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Gene function prediction using developmental transcriptomes of the two sexes in C. elegans.

3:20PM Navin Pokala (New York Institute of Technology)
Quantitative prediction of neural network state behaviors.

3:40PM Dylan Rahe and O. Hobert (Columbia University)
usp-48 encodes a deubiquitinase involved in cell fate restriction.

4:00 Coffee

4:30PM Keynote Speaker: Shai Shaham (Rockefeller University)
Glia establish set points for neuron shape and function

Matt Rockman, Alicia Meléndez, and Itzak Mano, co-organizers