C. elegans Home      Poster Sessions

Cell Biology - Cell Division

210B    Regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans primordial germ cell abscission. Audrey Herrmann IRIC, University of Montreal

211C    Elucidating the Role of Securin in Regulating Separase during Cortical Granule Exocytosis. Christopher Turpin University of Tennessee

212A    Permissive and instructive functions of LIN-39 during Pn.p cell proliferation. Svenia Heinze University of Zurich

213B    Cortical imaging reveals dynamic distribution of cortical force modulators during asymmetric division of C. elegans embryos. Alessandro Berto EPFL SV ISREC UPGON

214C    Cytoplasmic PLK-1 foci: a way to regulate PLK-1 function? Simona Abbatemarco University of Geneva

215A    Regulation of cell cycle length in the early embryogenesis of C. elegans. Manuela Kieninger Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

216B    Mixing of parental genomes after fertilization in C. elegans requires pronuclear membrane fusion that generates a novel membrane structure. Mohammad Rahman NIDDK at the National Institutes of Health

217C    In vitro Analysis suggests that ZYG-1 Phosphorylates SAS-5 to control Centriole Assembly Outcomes. Prabhu Sankaralingam National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

218A    Investigating Centriole Duplication during Spermatogenesis in C.elegans. Po Jen Chen National Taiwan University

219B    Cytokinesis regulation is cell fate-dependent in C. elegans embryos. Karina Mastronardi Concordia University

220C    Physiological control of C. elegans germline stem cell mitosis. Abigail Gerhold McGill University

221A    Microtubule glutamylation aids cold and colchicine tolerance in C. elegans. Nina Peel TCNJ

222B    The essential Plk1 function in centrosome remodeling during mitotic entry is not PCM expansion but γ-tubulin complex docking. Midori Ota Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

223C    Wnt Dependent Cell Fate Specification Requires Active SYS-1/β-Catenin Trafficking and Turnover at the Mitotic Centrosome. Josh Thompson University of Iowa

224A    Investigating the role of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in the differentiation of the invasive phenotype. Jayson Smith Stony Brook University

225B    Regulation of ZYG-1/Plk4 levels by proteolysis. Jeffrey Medley Oakland University

226C    Regulation of dynein-mediated forces during centrosome positioning and how it directs cell division. David Ignacio The Ohio State University

227A    Site-Specific Phosphorylation of ZYG-1/Plk4 in Centrosome Assembly. Mi Hye Song Oakland Univ

Cell Biology - Cytoskeleton and Migration

237B    Squeezing larval P-cell nuclei through constricted spaces. Daniel Starr Univ California, Davis

238C    Regulation of SUN-KASH interactions and microtubule motor choice at the nuclear envelope. Daniel Starr Univ California, Davis

239A    Deciphering the functional network of FSGS-associated genes using C. elegans. Hoor Javed UIC College of Medicine

240B    TXBP-3 regulates C. elegans cell adhesion and spermathecal contractility. Avery Lord Northeastern University

241C    SOD-1 regulates the oxidative environment and contractility of the C. elegans spermatheca through RHO-1. Charlotte Kelley Northeastern University

242A    A role for the puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase PAM-1 in regulation of cortical dynamics. Andrew Belville Ursinus College

243B    Regulation of the Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin protein ERM-1. Mike Boxem Utrecht Univ

244C    Investigating the interaction between CED-2/CRKL and EGL-15/FGFR2 in cell migration and actin cytoskeleton function. Dovile Milonaityte University of Leeds

245A    Strength training for neurons: investigating the peripheral neuronal cytoskeleton architecture. Dail Chapman Stanford University

246B    An allele of sma-9 suppresses pmr-1(ru5) cell migration defects. Yijun Xiong Grinnell College

247C    Understanding kinetic delays in biological systems. Serena PRIGENT GARCIA Institute for Biology Paris-Seine

248A    Roles of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in the development of polarized cells. Marianne BAH-TAHE Université du Québec à Montréal

249B    Cell cycle and cytoskeletal dynamics during C. elegans muscle progenitor migration. Rebecca Adikes Stony Brook University

250C    Components of the intestinal intermediate filament cytoskeleton in C. elegans provide important postembryonic protective functions. Florian Geisler Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy, RWTH Aachen University

Cell Biology - Germline, Meiosis

251A    The role of the C. elegans RMI2 orthologue in meiosis. Maria Velkova Max F Perutz Laboratories

252B    An EMS mutagenesis screen identified both enhancer and suppressor mutants of him-18/slx4 in C. elegans. Takamune Saito Kindai University

253C    Syndecan controls germline development by regulating Notch Receptor transcription. Sandeep Gopal Monash University

254A    Analyzing Structural and Functional Changes of TOP-2 variants in C. elegans. Thomas Wilmoth University of Delaware

255B    Conserved GRAS-1 is a novel regulator of the Synaptonemal Complex Assembly during meiosis of C. elegans. Marina Martinez Garcia Harvard Medical School

256C    Characterizing Hect-family ubiquitin ligase during oocyte formation in C. elegans. Tammy Lu University of Calgary

257A    Mechanism of 5'-tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 2 (tdpt-1) Mediated Suppression of DNA Topoisomerase 2 (top-2) during meiosis in C. elegans. Nirajan Bhandari University of Delaware

258B    Novel separation-of-function mutants of the synaptonemal complex specifically disrupt alignment of homologous chromosomes during meiotic prophase. spencer Gordon University of Utah

259C    The Vasa DEAD-box helicase GLH-1 promotes differential translation of sperm genes. Jesse Rochester The University of Maine

260A    Recruitment of HR and NHEJ proteins to microirradiation-induced breaks in the C. elegans germline. Kailey Harrell University of Iowa

261B    Investigating mechanisms of synaptonemal complex heat-sensitivity during Caenorhabditis elegans spermatogenesis. Cori Cahoon University of Oregon

262C    Effect of bisphenol Z analogs on reproductive function of C. elegans. John Bowen Lawrence Technological University

263A    Using fast-acting temperature-sensitive alleles to identify genes required for meiosis I anaphase. Austin Harvey University of Oregon, Molecular Biology

264B    Mechanisms of sister chromatid repair during meiotic double-strand DNA break repair. Anna Horacek Institute of Molecular Biology

265C    The HAL-2/HAL-3 complex controls homolog pairing and synapsis by regulating polo-like kinase activity during C. elegans meiosis. Baptiste Roelens Stanford University

266A    CDK-1 controls meiotic chromosome dynamics through phosphorylation of the synaptonemal complex. James Brandt Johns Hopkins University

267B    Investigating the Architecture of Meiotic Chromosome Pairing Centers. Kei Yamaya Stanford University

268C    Identification and characterization of sperm components that have a role in controlling female meiosis II. Rudra Banerjee University of Alberta

269A    Kinetochore Function During C. elegans Meiosis. Brennan Danlasky UC Davis

270B    Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Activation and Response in Male Meiosis. Jonathan Amezquita University of California, Davis

271C    A targeted genetic screen to identify meiotic cohesion regulators. Ali Ahsan Cleveland State University

272A    C. elegans BRC-1-BRD-1 is important for DSB repair choice in the male germ line. Qianyan Li University of California, Davis

273B    Non-Mendelian Inheritance in C. elegans: a Violation of the Law of Independent Assortment. Taylor Schilling Cleveland State University

274C    Do spindle checkpoint components and PCH-2 monitor chromosome movement to regulate and monitor synapsis? Alice Devigne University of California, Santa Cruz

275A    Spermatogenic-specific proteins SMZ-1 and SMZ-2 regulate spermatogenesis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Hsiao-Fang Peng National Taiwan University

276B    Male meiotic chromosome segregation is not subjected to rigorous checkpoint regulation. Jui-ching Wu National Taiwan University

277C    Mitochondrial maturation drives germline stem cell differentiation in C. elegans. Nikolaos Charmpilas Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

278A    Autophagy in Meiotic Fidelity. Kaitlin Kosinski Graduate Center, CUNY; Queens College, CUNY

279B    Fndc-1 is ubiquitin-independent mitophagy receptor involved in paternal mitochondria elimination in C. elegans. Yunki Lim University of Rochester Medical Center

280C    Germline specific roles of RPN-12, a 19S regulatory particle subunit of the 26S proteasome. Lourds Fernando Howard University

281A    A role for epigenetic mechanisms in homologous chromosome recognition during meiosis. Christine Doronio Emory University

282B    The multiple roles of the CCT chaperonin in regulating germ line RNP granules. Elizabeth Breton Central Michigan University

283C    Investigating the regulation of ZHP-3 during meiotic recombination. Anna Russo University of California, Santa Cruz

284A    Characterization of microtubule deglutamylating enzyme function in the C. elegans germline. Jessica Dominguez TCNJ

285B    The C. elegans Molting Timer NHR-23 is Repurposed in the Germline to Promote Spermatogenesis. James Ragle University of California Santa Cruz

286C    Compromised Mating Ability and Reduced Sperm Transfer Explain Reduced Fertility in C. elegans Males at High Temperature. Nicholas Sepulveda Marquette University

287A    Characterization of the meiotic double-strand break pathway. Marilina Raices U. Pittsburgh/ MWRI

288B    The RNA-binding protein ETR-1 is needed during spermatogenesis to generate functional sperm. Anna Allen Howard University

289C    Characterization of meiotic prophase I in a natural isolate of Caenorhabditis elegans. Victoria Adler University of Oregon

290A    Characterizing the functions of the histone H3 kinase HASP-1 in C. elegans. David Wynne University of Portland

291B    Chromatin remodeling mediates repair of DNA damage in C. elegans germ cells. Nina Fassnacht Marist College

292C    SPE-36 is an EGF-motif containing secreted sperm protein required for fertilization in C. elegans. Amber Krauchunas Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

293A    Trans-tissue signals from developing embryos instruct distant neurons to throw out their trash. Ryan Guasp Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

294B    Lipid droplet-associated proteins are required to build the eggshell permeability barrier in C. elegans. Giselle De La Torre Pinedo Pomona College

Cell Biology - Intracellular Trafficking and Organelles

305A    Clearance of cell corpses and cell debris by LC3-associated phagocytosis. Gholamreza Fazeli University of Würzburg

306B    The tempo of paternal mitochondrial transmission in C. briggsae hybrids. Joseph Ross California State University, Fresno

307C    Anterograde bias in UNC-104 movement is potentially regulated by ubiquitination. Vidur Sabharwal Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

308A    Investigating the role of SYD-2/Liprin-α in neuronal protein trafficking. Sravanthi Nadiminti Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

309B    Regulation of synaptic vesicle transport at neuronal branch points in vivo. Amruta Vasudevan TIFR

310C    Touch and dopaminergic neurons eject mitochondria under native and genetic stress conditions. Joelle Smart Rutgers

311A    Mimicking Human Marfan and Marfan-like Syndrome Mutations Leads to Altered Trafficking of the Type II TGFβ Receptor in C. elegans. Mehul Vora Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

312B    Complex motility and drug response phenotypes associated with myopathic variants in the ryanodine receptor. Brittany Graham University of Leeds

313C    The regulation of Rab activity in trafficking to gut granules. Greg Hermann Lewis & Clark College

314A    Birefringent granules accumulate by the knock down of two p97/VCP homolog genes in the C. elegans intestinal cells. Takahiro Tanji Sch Pharmacy, Iwate Med Univ

315B    Understanding the secretion mechanism of VAPB/VPR-1 MSP. Hala Zein-Sabatto University of Alabama at Birmingham

316C    Functional characterisation of Joubert Syndrome associated CEP-41 and ARMC-9. Oktay Ismail Kaplan Abdullah Gul University

317A    Determining the function of the kinase NEKL-4 in cilia. Katlin Power Rutgers University

318B    A Disintegrin-containing Metalloprotease, ADM-2, is a suppressor of C. elegans NEK kinases. Sarina Bernazzani University of Wyoming

319C    NEKL kinases are novel regulators of clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Braveen Joseph University of Wyoming

320A    Tetraspanins TSP-12 and TSP-14 function redundantly to promote the trafficking of the type II BMP receptor in Caenorhabditis elegans. Zhiyu Liu Cornell University

321B    Proteomic analysis of SYM-3/FAM102A and SYM-4/WDR44 suggest functions in intracellular trafficking. David Fay University of Wyoming

322C    A Conserved Retromer-Independent Function for RAB-6.2 in C. elegans Epidermis Integrity. Rachid El Bejjani Davidson College

323A    Mutations in a cargo receptor protein and a COPII vesicle component suppress TRP-channel induced cell death. Lourdes Riquelme-Dominguez University of Edinburgh

324B    Syndapin interacting proteins in recycling endosome function. Wilmer Rodriguez Rutgers University

325C    Effects of ER stress on the glutamate receptor GLR-1 and ER-associated degradation using Caenorhabditis elegans. Janie Aguilera Western Washington University

326A    Effects of Microtubule Glutamylation on Motor Localization and Function in Axons and Dendrites. Adam Zadeh Montclair State University

327B    Probabilistic addition of mitochondria in the growing touch neuronal process identified using a long-term growth and imaging microfluidic device. Sudip Mondal University of Texas at Austin

328C    Disruption of compartment specific superoxide dismutase results in differential rates of neuronal exophergenesis. Andrés Morera Rutgers University

Development - Cell Fate and Patterning

329A    Genetic Dissection of Direct Cellular Reprogramming in vivo. Ismail Özcan Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine

330B    The impact of sumoylation on MRG-1’s role in germline safeguarding. Gülkiz Baytek Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine

331C    Dissecting centriole elimination during C. elegans embryogenesis. Nils Kalbfuss EPFL

332A    Identification and characterization of maternal-effect genes involved in early embryonic development. Erica Li-Leger University of British Columbia

333B    Regulation of embryonic cell fate decision by histone methylation. Juan Rodriguez Emory University

334C    bHLH genes control cell fate in the sexually dimorphic somatic gonad. Sarah Finkelstein Columbia University

335A    Transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms regulate HLH-2 to specify the anchor cell during C. elegans gonadogenesis. Justin Benavidez Columbia University

336B    The MIG-15 MAP4 kinase Promotes Tertiary fate in VPC Patterning. Razan Fakieh Texas A&M IBT

337C    Wnt signaling antagonizes repression of germline genes in somatic cell nuclei of C.elegans. Jerrin Cherian Marquette University

338A    Janus-faced proneural factors: neuronal fate drivers and cell killers. Konstantina Filippopoulou Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University

339B    Identification of novel genes in the lin-28/let-7 pathway. Chun Li BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School

340C    Unravelling the role of cell-cell contacts in regulation of seam cell divisions. Janine Cravo Utrecht University

341A    Groucho corepressors function in Wnt-signaled asymmetric cell divisions. Kimberly Bekas University of Iowa

342B    Towards identifying genes regulating multipotency and differentiation in the SGP/hmc cell fate decision. Laura Mathies Virginia Commonwealth University

343C    Investigations on the Functional Residues and Proximal Interactome of Heterochronic Gene Product LIN-46. Reyyan Bulut University of Massachusetts Medical School

344A    Developmental Regulation by lin-28’s through its non-let-7 targets. Madeleine Minutillo Rowan University

345B    A novel repeat-containing protein supports male and female reproduction in C.elegans. Sun-Kyung Lee Hanyang University

346C    Patterning of the extracellular matrix: formation of cuticle struts by BLI collagens. Jennifer Adams University of California, San Diego

347A    Control of transcription rates in the Caenorhabditis elegans embryo. Priya Sivaramakrishnan University of Pennsylvania

348B    cnd-1/NeuroD1 controls transcription of multiple genes required for nervous system development and function. Martin Hudson Kennesaw State University

Development - Differentiation and Plasticity

349C    A pseudogene going astray: F55A3.7 is a novel non-coding RNA and acts as a transdifferentiation inhibitor in the germline. Andreas Ofenbauer Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at Max Delbrueck Center (MDC)

350A    Developing a large-scale method for bulk segregant analysis of genetic variation underlying differential requirements for SKN-1 in endoderm specification. Geneva Alok University of California, Santa Barbara

351B    Characterizing the gonad-enriched transcripts in Caenorhabditis elegans . Mary Kroetz University of South Alabama

352C    Determining the role of ztf-16 in regulating cell fate in stem cell-like cells after quiescence. Mark Hansen Central Michigan University

353A    Probing the mechanisms of cellular plasticity via ELT-7-mediated transdifferentiation. Tsunghan Yeh University of California Santa Barbara

354B    A natural transdifferentiation event involving mitosis is empowered by integrating signaling inputs with conserved reprogramming factors. Claudia Riva IGBMC Gie CERBM

355C    Robustness of the neuronal specification programs. Fabien Soulavie Aix-Marseille Université

356A    The role of DEX-1 in dauer-specific locomotion behaviors. Kristen Flatt University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

357B    Investigating the transcription activation of HLH-8 in C. elegans. Michael Gruss Catholic University of America

358C    daf-16 blocks expression of let-7-family microRNAs to promote multipotent cell fate during dauer. Allison Cale Central Michigan University

359A    Maternal Ribosomes Are Sufficient for Tissue Diversification during Embryonic Development in C. elegans. Elif Sarinay Cenik University of Texas at Austin

Development - Germline Development

360B    ERK is active in C. elegans proliferative germline stem cells. Benjamin Dufour Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

361C    Identification of new genes required for feedback regulation of stem cell proliferation in C. elegans. Benjamin Dufour Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

362A    Decoding Transcriptional Control of Germline Development in C. elegans. Wei Cao Monash University

363B    Analysis of the PAF1 complex during <I>Caenorhabditis elegans</I> oogenesis. Natsumi Ota Ritsumaikan University

364C    Developmental regulation of germline syncytium organization in C. elegans. Jack Bauer Institut de recherche en cancérologie et immunologie

365A    RAS/MAP kinase-induced apical constriction promotes physiological germ cell death. Tea Kohlbrenner University of Zürich

366B    Dietary regulation of germline apoptosis. Ana Laranjeira Institute of Molecular Life Sciences

367C    Modelling Genetic Diseases of PIEZO Dysfunction in C. elegans. Xiaofei Bai National Institutes of Health

368A    Sexual dimorphism of niche architecture and regulation of the C. elegans germline stem cell pool. Sarah Crittenden Univ Wisconsin, Madison

369B    A four-part PUF hub is responsible for germline stem cell self-renewal throughout C. elegans development. Kimberly Haupt University of Wisconsin-Madison

370C    GVD-1, a novel protein, is essential for the development of vulva and the germline. . Anbalagan Pon Ezhil Buvani Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

371A    DAF-18/PTEN links germline stem cell proliferation to oocyte needs by preventing the ovulation of unfertilized oocytes. Patrick Narbonne Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

372B    Post-transcriptional regulation of the germline RNA-binding protein MEX-3 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mennatallah Albarqi University of Massachusetts Medical School

373C    A role for the DREAM complex in the regulation of germline apoptosis. Frances Compere Marquette University

374A    Investigating RACK-1's role in regulating stem cell proliferation in the C. elegans germline. Kara Vanden Broek University of Calgary

375B    Investigating the role of the dynein motor in the activation of the MAP kinase pathway. Emily Osterli University of Montana

376C    Determining the mechanism of attachment of the C. elegans germline stem cell niche, the distal tip cell. Lauren McMillan University of Calgary

377A    Identifying the binding partners and functional motifs of GLH-1 and LOTR-1 in C. elegans. Dustin Updike Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

378B    Regulation of GLP-1/Notch signaling in C. elegans Germline Stem Cells by Protein Interactions. Xue Han University of Calgary

379C    PUF-8 and its repressing target GLD-2 can either promote or inhibit the differentiation of spermatogenic germ cells, depending on gene dosage in the Caenorhabditis elegans. Youngyong Park East Carolina University

380A    A secreted immunoglobulin domain-containing protein, SPE-51, is required for sperm function at fertilization. Xue Mei Waksman Institute of Microbiology

381B    MIG-6 C-term PLAC domain acts to dampen glp-1/Notch signalling. Patrick Narbonne Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

382C    The Unfolded Protein Response inhibits GLP-1/Notch signalling associated germline stem cell proliferation. Ramya Singh University of Calgary

383A    plp-1 is required for germ cell development and transgene silencing in the germline. Vishnupriya Rajaram Indian Institute of Technology Madras

384B    The role of zinc signaling in sperm activation of Caenorhabditis elegans. Chieh-Hsiang Tan Washington University in St. Louis

385C    C. elegans mRNA cap-binding proteins IFE-1 and IFE-3 have divergent roles in germ cell development. Hayden Huggins East Carolina University

386A    Redundant Mechanisms of X-Chromosome Repression in the C. elegans Male Germline. Braden Larson University of California, Santa Cruz

387B    Microtubule motors and MEL-28 interact in the oogenic germline to influence fertility. Anita Fernandez Fairfield Univ

388C    Four new members of the sperm activation pathway. Craig Lamunyon Cal Poly Pomona

389A    Two sperm gene paralogs that are not functionally redundant. Craig Lamunyon Cal Poly Pomona

390B    Sphingolipids/ceramides are Localized to Embryonic P Granules and have a Role in Germline Senescence in Caenorhabditis elegans. Skylar King University of North Texas

391C    MicroRNA depletion results in Notch loss of function phenotypes and loss of stem cell totipotency. Erika Sorensen Wabash College

392A    Regulation of lin-35/Rb gene expression during fasting in adult animals. Alan Gonzalez Rangel Instituto de Fisiología Celular

393B    Mitochondria aggregation could affect stress granules formation in the C. elegans gonad. Gisselle Campos-Martínez Instituto de Fisiología Celular

394C    GCNA preserves genome integrity and fertility across species. Victoria Veroli U. Pittsburgh/MWRI

395A    The Period protein homolog LIN-42 regulates germline development in C. elegans. Skyler Berardi Colgate University

396B    Different sensory neurons modulate distinct steps in oogenesis in response to food quality. Shashwat Mishra Wayne State University

397C    Exploring the effects of reduced germline proliferation on oogenesis. Julia Burnett Amherst College

Development - Morphogenesis

398A    The excretory canal as a platform to discover kinase regulators of tubulogenesis and angiogenesis. Alexandra Socovich University of Illinois at Chicago

399B    Creating a pan-nuclear atlas in the post-twitching Caenorhabditis elegans embryo. Ryan Christensen National Institutes of Health

400C    cdc-25.2 regulates spermathecal development and its expression is activated by fkh-6 and nhr-6 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Yhong-Hee Shim Konkuk Univ

401A    The role of protein sumoylation during vulval morphogenesis and anchor cell invasion. Aleksandra Fergin University of Zürich

402B    A screen for temperature-sensitive morphogenesis-defective mutants. Molly Jud University of Oregon

403C    Toward an EM Time Series: Automated Cell Identification in a Developmental Context. Anthony Santella Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

404A    Genetic and physical coordination on early embryogenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans. Guoye Guan Peking University

405B    Cell lineage dependent chiral flows at the actomyosin cortex drive cellular rearrangement in early development. Lokesh Pimpale TU - Dresden / MPI - CBG

406C    UNC-89 Protein Kinase Activity is Required for Normal Mitochondrial Morphology and Function. Hiroshi Qadota Emory Univ

407A    Comparative Transcriptomics of heads and tails between Steinernema carpocapsae and Caenorhabditis elegans. Isaryhia Rodriguez University of California Irvine

408B    Structure and assembly of C. elegans’ pre-cuticular apical extracellular matrix. Meera Sundaram Univ Pennsylvania Sch Med

409C    The C. elegans heterochronic gene lin-28 coordinates the timing of hypodermal and somatic gonadal programs for hermaphrodite reproductive system morphogenesis. Sungwook Choi UMass Medical School

410A    Multi-tissue patterning drives anterior morphogenesis in the C. elegans embryo. Stephanie Grimbert Concordia University

411B    Elucidating the gene regulatory network controlling male tail tip morphogenesis in C. elegans via ChIP-seq and tissue-specific transcriptomics. Karin Kiontke New York Univ

412C    Branched actin regulates endosomal transport of Cadherin to maintain apical/ basal polarity. Martha Soto Rutgers - RWJMS

413A    EXC-9 interacts with EXC-2/IFC-2 to signal to endosomal recycling machinery. Zhe Yang University of Kansas

414B    Dissecting the transcriptional regulation of cell invasion in vivo. Taylor Medwig-Kinney Stony Brook University

415C    Mechanical functions of eggshell in C. elegans development. Akiko Hatakeyama RIKEN

Development - Sex Determination

416A    Regulation of the tra-1/Gli master regulator of sex determination. Emily Bayer Columbia University

417B    Germline regulation of tra-2 mRNA. Lauren Skelly University of Maryland, College Park

418C    The mir-44 family of microRNAs regulates the sperm/oocyte switch in C. elegans hermaphrodites. Katherine Maniates Marquette University

419A    Structural and functional basis for the evolution of three condensins in Caenorhabditis elegans. Jun Kim New York University

420B    C. briggsae TRA-2 acts through TRA-1 to prevent spermatogenesis. Yongquan Shen Rowan-SOM

421C    Control of C. briggsae germline development by TRA-1-interacting co-factors. Satheeja Santhi Velayudhan Rowan University SOM

422A    Sex-determination in the male/female species C. nigoni. Jonathan Harbin Rowan SOM

Development - Signaling Pathways in Development

423B    KIN-1/PKA affects calcium signaling and actomyosin contractility in the C. elegans spermatheca. Perla Castaneda Northeastern University

424C    Interacting TALE Hox cofactors regulate vitellogenesis. Pieter Van de Walle KU Leuven

425A    Axin-like scaffolding protein PRY-1 regulates lipid metabolism and lifespan in C. elegans. Avijit Mallick McMaster University

426B    A toolkit for analyzing the role of heterotrimeric G-protein-Rho/Rac signaling, and its regulation by EXC-4/CLIC, in the excretory canal cell. Julianna Escudero University of Illinois at Chicago

427C    Functional cross-antagonism between opioid and pheromone signaling in stress avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans. Jun Young Park Yonsei University

428A    G-protein alpha subunit, GOA-1, is a regulator of contraction and relaxation in the C. elegans spermatheca. Hannah Pettit Northeastern University

429B    FAX-1 Interneurons and Insulin Signaling Regulate Arousal and Quiescence. Katarina Liberatore Muhlenberg College

430C    The Effects of DAF-16/FOXO Translocation on Quiescent Peri-Hatching Arrest in Caenorhabditis elegans. Evan Schlesinger Muhlenberg College

431A    SAX-7/L1CAM genetically interacts with LET-60/RAS to promote proper vulval development and viability. Michael Waltman University of Minnesota

432B    Activation of C. elegans Notch does not require ubiquitination of the ligand intracellular domain or Epsin function. Jessica Chan Columbia University

433C    A novel mutation in NPXY motif of β integrin reveals a unique phenotype linked to him-4/hemicentin. Zhongqiang Qiu Baylor University

434A    HSP90 co-chaperones promote GLP-1/Notch signaling in C. elegans. James Lissemore John Carroll University

435B    The role of Wnt signaling in C. elegans embryonic development and gene regulation. Amanda Zacharias Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med Ctr

436C    Understanding the convergence of ccm-3 and kri-1 signaling in C. elegans. Samuel Krempel University of Toronto

437A    Characterization of blocks to EGFR signal transduction in quiescent Vulval Precursor Cells during C. elegans dauer development. Catherine O'Keeffe Columbia University

438B    A rapid-response sensor for LIN-12/Notch activity. Justin Shaffer Columbia University

439C    Multiple regulatory mechanisms control expression of the LIN-31/FOXB transcription factor. Qi Zhang Institute of Bioscience and Technology

440A    SRC-1 is the negative regulator of UNC-5 in the Polarity/Protrusion model of directed growth cone outgrowth. Snehal Mahadik University of Kansas

441B    Wnt-dependent clustering and dual site of action of CAM-1/Ror2 in Q neuroblast migration. Christa van der Veen Hubrecht Institute

442C    Characterization of an insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway in the parasitic nematode Brugia malayi. Kirsten Crossgrove Univ Wisconsin, Whitewater

443A    The search for additional proteins that physically associate with the LIM-7 transcriptional complex. Vidia Ramadin Hofstra Univ

444B    Proteomic study of Caenorhabditis elegans Excretory-secretory products (ESP) shows conserved genes groups responding to environmental signals. Wen Chen California Institute of Technology

445C    Early-life exposure to the lifespan-extending compound ThioflavinT results in severe developmental delay in C. elegans. Alex de Verteuil Yeboah Institute of Ecology & Evolution

446A    The role of MRCK-1 in excretory canal development. Evelyn Popiel University of Toronto

447B    Identifying novel genetic and physical DBL-1/TGF-β pathway interactors in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mohammed F. Lakdawala Texas Woman's University

448C    The role of APL-1, a C. elegans APP ortholog, in developmental regulation. Ji-Sup Yang City College of New York

449A    A genetic screen to identify new FGFR signaling components. Victoria Puccini de Castro Northeastern Illinois University

450B    Regulatory mutations could lead to aberrant TRA-1 activator function in somatic tissues. Shin-Yi Lin Rowan University-SOM

451C    Tissue Specificity of The DAF-7/ TGFbPathway in Affecting Sperm Guidance. Muhan Hu University of Alabama at Birmingham

452A    LIN-2/7/10 complex revisited: Complex-independent function of LIN-10 and LIN-7 in LET-23 EGFR signaling. Kimberley Gauthier McGill University

453B    Deciphering how a mutation in W04A8.6 functions in Wnt signaling. Hamida Safi Simon Fraser University

454C    A novel role for N-terminal acetylation in larval development mediated by the NIPI-3 Tribbles pseudokinase. Rose Malinow University of California, San Diego

Ecology and Evolution - Ecology, Biotic Interactions, Chemical Signaling

455A    One odor, two behaviors: Prenol elicits repulsion and dispersal in parasitic nematodes. Kassandra Kin University of California Riverside

456B    Discovery of vertically transmitted RNA molecules encoding viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase in Caenorhabditis nematodes. Aurélien Richaud Institute of Biology ofENS

457C    Microbiome-associated tradeoffs between life history traits and stress resistance. Samuel Slowinski UC Berkeley

458A    Genetics screens identified npa-1 and cwp-5 play a role in inducing trap-morphogenesis in the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Ching-Wen Chang Institute of Molecular Biology

459B    Role of antimicrobial proteins in shaping Caenorhabditis elegans microbial associations. Barbara Pees Zoological Institute

460C    Preconditioning with natural microbiota bacteria can directly influence C. elegans behavior. Carola Petersen Zoological Institute

461A    Extremophile nematodes from Mono Lake demonstrate adaptation to an arsenic-rich environment. Pei Shih Calif Institute of Technology

462B    UDP-Glycosyltransferases in Caenorhabditis elegans: Insights into Roles in Xenobiotics Detoxification. Olatomiwa Bifarin The University of Georgia

463C    Prey-sensing requires G protein signaling and is a highly polymorphic trait in natural populations of nematode-trapping fungi. Yen-Ping Hsueh Academia Sinica

464A    Insulin signaling drives Caenorhabditis elegans microbiome acquisition. FAN ZHANG Baylor College of Medicine

465B    Absence of pheromone signal reduces Steinernema feltiae dispersal. Fatma Kaplan Pheronym, Inc.

466C    A nematode model for territoriality. Kathleen Quach Salk Institute

467A    Evidence for a selective sweep associated with a variant of a gene involved in Bt toxicity in natural C. elegans isolates. Joanna Bundus University of Wisconsin-Madison

468B    Genetic control of Enterobactercommensal abundance and function in C. elegans. Michael Shapira UC Berkeley

469C    Ascaroside signaling in Caenorhabditis remanei encodes the growth phase of its bacterial food source. Stephan von Reuss University of Neuchatel

Ecology and Evolution - Evo-Devo, Evolution of Mating Systems

470A    Comparative neurotransmitters and neuronal specification in the satellite model organism nematode Pristionchus pacificus. Curtis Loer Univ San Diego

471B    Sensitivity of QR.pax position to body size underlies its evolution in C. elegans. Clément Dubois Institut de Biologie de l'ENS

472C    The role of developmental genetic architecture in shaping evolutionary trends. Joao Picao Osorio IBENS

473A    Identification of GEF ect-2/ect2 as a novel conserved cell fate specifiers of PNS precursors. Yongbin Li School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University

474B    Early embryogenesis of C. inopinata, a sibling species of C.elegans. Shun Oomura Tohoku University

475C    A genetically divergent C. elegans wild isolate exhibits extremely high male frequency. Gaotian Zhang Northwestern University

Ecology and Evolution - Experimental Evolution and Ecology

485A    When to protect your master: Evolution of microbe-mediated protection. Anke Kloock Oxford University

486B    Investigating the Effects of Microgravity on the Neuromuscular Junction in C. elegans. Alfredo Jr. Alcantara Yonsei University

487C    Testing local CRISPR gene drives using C. elegans. Stephen Von Stetina MIT

488A    Stayin’ alive in a worm population – a system biology approach to aging. Andrea Scharf Washington University in Saint Louis

489B    Mathematical modeling of Orsay virus disease ecology in Caenorhabditis elegans. David Kennedy Penn State University

490C    Evolution of noise and phenotypic plasticity with relaxed selection in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ayush Shekhar Saxena University of Florida

Ecology and Evolution - Phylogeny and Diversification

491A    The function of meiosis I genes in the parthenogenic nematode Diploscapter pachys. George Chung New York University

492B    Divergence in DNA binding of C. elegans endoderm-specific GATA-type transcription factors. Antonia Darragh University of California San Diego

Ecology and Evolution - Population Genetics

493C    Genetics of chromosome-X nondisjunction rate variation in C. elegans. Tzitziki Lemus Vergara University of California Los Angeles

494A    Spontaneous mutational variation in metabolic network enzyme activity in C. elegans. Lindsay Johnson University of Florida

495B    Natural variation of C. elegans short tandem repeats. Ye Wang Northwestern University

496C    Mode of reproduction drives the distribution of polymorphism across the genome: theory and empirical tests in Caenorhabditis nematode. Patrick Phillips University of Oregon

Ecology and Evolution - Speciation

497A    Identification of an X-linked hybrid lethal gene in Caenorhabditis briggsae. John Kelly Dougherty Wright State University

498B    A small conserved membrane protein is required for PEEL-1 toxicity. Galen Posch University of Washington

499C    Identifying Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Hybrid Incompatibility in the Caenorhabditis genus. Jessica Bloom University of California, San Diego

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Databases and Programs

500A    miRToolsGallery: a microRNA bioinformatics resources database portal. Garry Wong University of Macau

501B    How many strains does it take to get to the center of a QTL? Priscila Robles University of California, Riverside

502C    Systematic capture of C. elegans protein function in UniProtKB and the Complex Portal databases. Hema Bye-A-Jee EMBL-EBI

503A    Supporting nematode research outside of Caenorhabditis. Michael Paulini EMBL-EBI

504B    Exploring helminth gene expression data using WormBase ParaSite. Faye Rodgers Wellcome Sanger Institute

505C    Data-driven analysis of female pronuclear migration by image-processing embryonic movies in Phenobank. Yukako Tohsato Ritsumeikan University

506A    WormCat: an online tool for categorizing and visualizing gene set enrichments from expression profiling and phenotypic screening data. Amy Walker UMASS Medical School

507B    Creation of a Database of C. elegans Orthologs for Human Rare Disease Genes. Isabella Zafra Martinez NIH

508C    Genome Browsing at WormBase. Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

509A    New design and Improvement of Worm Developmental Dynamics Database (WDDD). Hiroya Itoga RIKEN

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Epigenetics

510B    Epigenetic changes in stress related genes correlated with pH stress. Jonathan Karpel Southern Utah Univ

511C    Characterization of the histone chaperone LIN-53 during reprogramming and aging in C. elegans. Iris Marchal Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Neuroscience

512A    Dissecting the epigenetic mechanisms of environmental memory and transgenerational reproductive dysfunction in C. elegans. Patrick Allard UCLA

513B    T07A9.8 is required for the m1A modification at position 674 in 26S rRNA in C. elegans. Keiko Hirota Tokyo Women's Medical University

514C    Transgenerational effects of extended dauer diapause on starvation survival and gene expression plasticity in C. elegans. Amy Webster Duke University

515A    SPR-5;MET-2 maternal reprogramming antagonizes H3K36me3 in the control of germline versus soma. David Katz Emory Univ

516B    H3.3K27M-induced chromatin changes drive ectopic replication through misregulation of the JNK pathway. Florian Steiner University of Geneva

517C    Biooorthogonal RNA labelling in Caenorhabditis elegans. Natalya Frolows University of Sydney

518A    Transgenerational Epigenetic Silencing of Sid-1. Nicole Bush Harvard University

519B    The effect of age on epigenetic transgenerational reprogramming in C. elegans germline. Onur Birol Emory University

520C    JMJD-5/KDM-8 safeguards germline immortality at high temperatures. Nico Zaghet BRIC University of Copenhagen

521A    Efficacy of small RNA-mediated silencing of PATC-rich transgenes in the germline. Monika Priyadarshini King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

522B    Tissue-specific ChIP-seq reveals distribution of cell type-specific histone variants. Idris Bulut Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

523C    Untangling the role of H3K9me3 in transgenerational small RNA inheritance. Itamar Lev Tel-Aviv University

524A    Epigenetic recovery from transgenerational RNA silencing in the C. elegans germline. Mary Chey University of Maryland

525B    COMPASS mediates Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance of Histone 3 modifications in Caenorhabditis elegans. Rosamund Clifford University of Leeds

526C    Proteomics study of chromatin-associated molecules during Caenorhabditis elegans response to pathogen infection. Chunlan Hong Oregon Health & Science University

527A    Extended dauer diapause triggers stable epigenetic inheritance in Caenorhabditis elegans endoderm gene regulatory network. Ethan Ewe University of California, Santa Barbara

528B    Investigating the roles of histone demethylase LSD1/2 homologs in germline DNA damage repair. Hyun-Min Kim TianJin University

529C    Chromatin modifiers SET-25 and SET-32 establish a transgenerational silencing signal in Caenorhabditis elegans. Rachel Woodhouse University of Sydney

530A    The role of set-9 and set-26 in transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in Caenorhabditis elegans. Dhruv Monteiro The University of Sydney

531B    Epigenetic Sensitivity to Chemical Exposure in the Aging C. elegans Germline. Rio Barrere-Cain University of California Los Angeles

532C    Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance is revealed as a multi-step process by studies of the SET-domain proteins SET-25 and SET-32. Alyson Ashe University of Sydney

533A    Heterochromatin formation in embryogenesis. Andrea Frapporti The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

534B    Investigating the molecular mechanisms of SET-24 in the C. elegans germline. Giulia Furlan University of Cambridge

535C    Dissecting the molecular mechanisms by which mutation of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex drives cell over-proliferation. Lisa Lampersberger University of Cambridge

536A    Transgenerational effects of early-life arsenic exposure on mitochondrial function in C. elegans. Kathleen Hershberger Duke University

537B    Evaluating microcystin-LR induced transgenerational toxicity. Caroline Moore UC Los Angeles

538C    Examining the transgenerational effects of environmental cues in C. elegans. Lisa Truong University of California, Los Angeles

539A    Features of histone H2A variant HIS-35 incorporation before and after fertilization. Wesley Huang San Francisco State University

540B    C. elegans alters mating strategies based on developmental history. Rose Al-Saadi Syracuse University

541C    Illuminating gene regulatory roles of the sperm specific histone variant, HTAS-1. Jesus Hinojosa Paiz San Francisco State University

542A    Polyphenols promote neurite outgrowth elongation in neuroblastoma cells and extends the lifespan in C. elegans via histone acetylation. Takamitsu Natori University of California San Diego

543B    PIE-1, HDAC and SUMO Regulate genome integrity and piRNA-dependent silencing at the transition from mitosis to meiosis. yuehe ding RNA Therapeutics Institute

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Gene Regulation

544C    Tissue-Specific Gene Regulation in C. elegans . Deema Alhusari UBC-CMMT

545A    Wide-spread non-canonical caspase activities regulate gene expression dynamics including antagonizing p38 MAPK pathogen response to support cell vigor and development. Benjamin Weaver UT Southwestern Medical Center

546B    Transcriptome analysis of MRG-1-deficient animals using long read sequencing. Alexander Gosdschan Max-Delbrueck-Centrum

547C    Identifying novel regulators of endogenous DLK-1 expression. Yue Sun University of California San Diego

548A    Further investigation into the ESRE network – a novel pathway for mitochondrial surveillance. Elissa Tjahjono Rice University

549B    Stage-specific gene expression in the larval stages of Caenorhabditis angaria for comparative transcriptomic analysis of Caenorhabditis development. Kevin O'Leary UC Irvine

550C    Specificity of long-range interactions between DCC recruitment sites in C. elegans. Bhavana Ragipani New York University

551A    Modeling of SF3B1 cancer-related missense mutations in C. elegans uncovers potential targets for synthetic lethality. Xènia Serrat IDIBELL

552B    Cooperation of histone modifications and nuclear architecture in dosage compensation. Jessica Trombley University of Michigan

553C    3’ UTR mediated translational regulation of glp-1 in the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans. Peren Coskun University of Massachusetts Medical School

554A    Highly efficient genome editing strategy for new null mutant using “STOP-IN” CRISPR/Cas9. Heenam Park California Institute of Technology

555B    Manipulation of Genetic Regulation by Nucleosome Positioning. John Carter Brigham Young University

556C    Variations in microRNA expression during development of divergent Caenorhabditis elegans strains. Cassandra McGill University of California Irvine

557A    Genome-Wide Kinetic Analysis of pre-mRNA Processing in C. elegans. Eichi Watabe Tokyo Medical and Dental University

558B    Regulation of DNA repair pathway to ensure gamete quality. Aidan Nowakowski Marist College

559C    NHL-2, a versatile player in RNA biology of C. elegans. Joshua Anderson Monash University

560A    Germline expression of mpk-1b: a possible regulatory role for the large first intron. Sarah Robinson University of Wisconsin-Madison

561B    The subcellular localization of asymmetrically distributed mRNA transcripts during Caenorhabditis elegans early embryogenesis. Erin Osborne Nishimura Colorado State University

562C    PES-4 regulates head-muscle-specific alternative splicing of the tropomyosin pre-mRNA. Hidehito Kuroyanagi Tokyo Med & Dental Univ

563A    Timekeeping in cell migration: the role of QR.p division in regulating mig-1 expression. Erik Schild Hubrecht Institute

564B    An intestinal gene-centered cofactor regulatory networkAn intestinal gene-centered cofactor regulatory network. Brent Horowitz University of Massachusetts Medical School

565C    Full-length analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans transcriptome using Nanopore sequencing technology. Florian Bernard IECB

566A    Regulation of anterior genes in the C. elegans embryo. Jonathan Rumley University of Pennsylvania

567B    Transcription factors involved in dauer formation under pathogenesis identified by analysis of knowledge-based networks. Carolaing Gabaldon universidad mayor

568C    Genetic robustness via mutant mRNA decay and transcriptional activation of a compensatory gene. Vahan Serobyan Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

569A    Optimization of CUT&RUN for transcription factor profiling in C. elegans. Alexander Sinks Davidson College

570B    Integration of gene regulatory and metabolic networks. Sushila Bhattacharya University of Massachusetts Medical School

571C    Investigating Tissue-Specific Alternative Splicing in C. elegans. Pallavi Pilaka University of Toronto

572A    NHR-14 loss of function couples intestinal iron uptake with innate immunity in C. elegans through PQM-1 signaling. Malini Rajan University of Utah

573B    Investigating genetic interactions between neuronal transcription factors and RNA binding proteins. Morgan Thompson Southern Methodist University

574C    Quantifying the relationship between niche contact and the Notch-dependent transcriptional response in C. elegans germline stem cells. Theadora Tolkin Skirball Institute for Biomolecular Medicine

575A    The nuclear receptor HIZR-1 regulates HLH-30 to promote lysosome remodeling during high zinc homeostasis. Ciro Cubillas Washington University School of Medicine

576B    Widespread Roles for piRNAs and siRNAs in Shaping the Germline Transcriptome. Kailee Reed Colorado State University

577C    Study of small RNA-mediated gene regulation in C. elegans germline using single-molecule microscopy. Yuchen Yang UMass Medical School

578A    Identification of transcriptional regulators impacted by a glucose-supplemented diet in C. elegans. Jose Robledo University of North Texas

579B    5′ modified DNA donors for precision genome editing. Krishna Ghanta University of Massachusetts Medical School

580C    The Doubletime homolog KIN-20 mainly regulates let-7 independently of its effects on the Period homolog LIN-42 in C. elegans. Kyle Rhodehouse Colgate University

581A    FOS-1 represses ODD-2 expression in the germline of C. elegans. Amy Groth Eastern Connecticut University

582B    Dissection of the NHR-25 transcriptional landscape reveals distinct roles for the regulatory element and transcription factor in target gene regulation. Deborah Thurtle-Schmidt Davidson College

583C    The mir-269 functions in two different neurons to regulate distinct behaviors. Konstantinos Kagias Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

584A    ZTF-17 regulates the expression of detoxification genes in the oxidative stress response. Cindy Tran York University

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Genomics

585B    CB4856 Genome version 2.0: Long-read sequencing reveals intra-species tolerance of substantial structural variations and new subtelomere formation in C. elegans. Junho Lee Seoul National University

586C    Autism-associated missense variants impact locomotion and neurodevelopment in Caenorhabditis elegans . Sandy Wong California Institute of Technology

587A    C. elegans Strains and Variations in WormBase and the Alliance of Genome Resources. Paul Davis European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

588B    The Limits of DNA influence on Chromatin Organization. Davis Garner Brigham Young University

589C    Using CRISPR/Cas9 methodology for efficient generation of deletions in C. elegans. Mark Edgley University of British Columbia

590A    Examining transcription dynamics at the single molecule level in individual promoters. Bolaji Isiaka University of Bern

591B    Dynamics of epistatic interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans under heat shock stress. Katarzyna Toch Jagiellonian University

592C    Identifying and characterizing novel targets for anthelmintic development in C. elegans. Vinci Au University of British Columbia

593A    Optimization of CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis in Strongyloides ratti. Michelle Castelletto UCLA

594B    The influence of two different harsh environments on epistatic genetic interactions. Marta Labocha-Derkowska Jagiellonian University

595C    Hybrid assembly of the genome of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae identifies the X-chromosome. Lorrayne Serra University of California Irvine

596A    Define and evaluate the coding capacity of Caenorhabditis briggsae using RNA-Seq data. Shinta Thio Simon Fraser University

597B    The C. elegans model organism screening center for the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network. Tim Schedl Washington Univ

598C    Chromatin Accessibility Changes Discovery on S. Carpocapsae using ATAC-seq and Method Replication on C. elegans. Heidi Liang University of California Irvine

599A    MinION-based draft genome assembly of a tube waving nematode, Rhabditella axei. Wonjoo Kim Seoul National University

600B    3D Genomic Architecture and Transcriptional Regulation. Moushumi Das University of Bern

601C    Developing patterns: genome-wide, spatially resolved transcriptomics of the four C. elegans larval stages. Erik Schild Hubrecht Institute

602A    Evolution of the rate of copy-number and structural variant mutations under relaxed selection in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ayush Shekhar Saxena University of Florida

603B    Comparative analysis of gene expression profiles in parasitic helminths to identify novel genes involved in anaerobic metabolism. June Tan Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research

604C    Generating microRNA deletions and transcriptional reporters using CRISPR-CAS9 technology. Marcus Vargas University of Minnesota

605A    The worm 3’UTRome v2: an updated platform to study mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation in C. elegans. Hannah Steber Arizona State University

606B    Exploring the potential role of rDNA copy number in RNAi efficiency using a RIL population of extreme rDNA copy numbers. Elizabeth Morton University of Washington

607C    ALG-1 influences accurate mRNA splicing patterns in the C. elegans intestine and body muscle tissues by modulating splicing factor activities. Anna Schorr Arizona State University

608A    A high throughput whole genome screen investigating the cysl-2 hydrogen cyanide assimilation pathway. Mark Abbott Rutgers University

Gene Regulation and Genomics - Novel Genetic Technologies

609B    A reagent toolkit for tagging genes with compound tags. Iskra Katic Friedrich Miescher Institute

610C    Screening for CRISPR/Cas9-induced mutations using microchip electrophoresis in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus. Misako Okumura Hiroshima University

611A    Transcriptomes as phenotypes. Hillel Schwartz California Institute Of Technology

612B    Nested CRISPR as an alternative cloning-free method to efficiently generate endogenous fluorescent reporters. Jeremy Vicencio IDIBELL

613C    Nanoluciferase-based method for detecting gene expression in C. elegans. Ivana Sfarcic University of California, San Diego

614A    Efficient Cre/Lox recombinase-mediated cassette exchange in C. elegans. Matthew Schwartz University of Utah

615B    Superselective primers - a powerful molecular tool with broad application to detect SNPs. Denis Touroutine University of Delaware

616C    Improving the throughput of genetic dissection of host-microbiome interactions in C. elegans. Anastasia Khodakova Baylor College of Medicine

617A    Using BioID as a tool to explore the endosomal interactome of RME-8 and SNX-1 in C. elegans. Sierra Swords Rutgers University

618B    PhenoMIP: a deep phenotyping approach to assay C. elegans gene function. Calvin Mok University of Toronto

619C    Re-engineering a Luminopsin Tool to Study C. elegans Nervous System. Richard Granger Davidson College

620A    The auxin-inducible degradation (AID) system: updates. Liangyu Zhang QB3

621B    PrecisomeTM Clinical Avatars: humanized animal models for detecting pathogenicity, interrogating mechanisms of action, and enabling targeted drug screening in clinical variants. Bethan Jones NemaMetrix Inc

622C    Ultra-sensitive sequencing technique, Duplex Sequencing, to investigate mitochondrial DNA mutagenesis in C. elegans. Tess Leuthner Duke University

623A    A high throughput whole genome RNAi screening platform using multivariate machine vision phenotypic identification. Mark Abbott Rutgers University

Gene Regulation and Genomics - RNA Interference and noncoding RNAs

624B    Temperature-sensitive sterility in RNAi mutants correlates with loss of germ cell identity. Alicia Rogers University of Southern California

625C    An endosome-resident zinc transporter is involved in negative regulation of systemic dsRNA spreading in C. elegans. Katsufumi Dejima Tokyo Women's Medical University

626A    Small RNA responses to mitochondrial dysfunction in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ina Kirmes The Queensland Brain Institute

627B    The organization of RNA silencing through phase-separated condensates. Celja Uebel University of Southern California

628C    A novel Zc3h12a ribonuclease protein participates in small RNA mediated spermatogenesis pathway in C. elegans. Hsin-Yue Tsai National Taiwan University College Of Medicine

629A    Identification of a novel RNAi-related factor that promotes intercellular transport of double-stranded RNA. Keita Yoshida Tokyo Woman's Medical University

630B    Elucidating the role of the miR-100 Family in C. elegans. Acadia GRIMME National Institutes of Health

631C    The germline KH protein, TOFU-7, promotes maternal-effect fertility and the localization of the Piwi Argonaute, PRG-1 to germline nuage. Redi Metali UMass Medical School

632A    Investigating function and regulation of a novel chromatin factor, MORC-1. Mindy Clark Johns Hopkins University

633B    Interrogating the regulation and function of the mir-35 family of microRNAs in C. elegans. Bridget Donnelly National Institutes of Health

634C    The non-seed region of an evolutionarily conserved microRNA let-7a determines its specificity and function in C. elegans. Ye Duan UMass Medical School

635A    Circular RNAs are enriched and dynamically regulated in the neurons of Caenorhabditis elegans. Dong Cao OIST

636B    Tissue-specific overexpression of the dsRNA importer SID-1 reduces lifespan and affects behavior in C. elegans. Henrique Camara UNICAMP

637C    An RNAi screen to identify factors that enhance microRNA activity after dauer. Himal Roka (Pun) Central Michigan University

638A    Identifying essential mir-35 targeting sites in C. elegans. Bing Yang National institutes of health

639B    Germline development and poly(U) polymerase activity. Leanne Kelley Syracuse University

640C    Novel approaches to study microRNA-mediated silencing in C. elegans. Karl-Frederic Vieux National Institute of Health

641A    Functional analysis of microRNA regulatory roles in Caenorhabditis elegans male gonad. Lu Lu Marquette University

642B    Global Analysis of microRNA Tailing and Decay in C. elegans. Katherine Prothro National Institute of Health

643C    Mechanisms of RNA export from C. elegans tissues. Katharine Mellman UCSF

644A    CSR-1 catalytic-dependent and -independent activity on germline transcriptome. Meetali Singh Institut Pasteur

645B    Understanding Argonaute/Small RNA-based intercellular communication. Robert Lao The University of Toronto

646C    The role of 5-methylcytosine modification in piRNA regulation. Lichao Li University of California Riverside

647A    Exploring the function of an ancient miRNA family that is essential for C. elegans embryogenesis. Emilio Santillan IMP

648B    Spatiotemporal regulation of spermatogenesis transcriptional programs by small RNAs in germline liquid-like condensates. Eric Cornes Institut Pasteur

649C    Cell-type Specific Profiling of Active miRNAs. Christopher Brosnan Queensland Brain Institute

650A    The Argonaute CSR-1 facilitates the clearance of maternal mRNAs during maternal-to-zygotic transition. Piergiuseppe Quarato Institut Pasteur

651B    Investigating a role for MORC-1 in the CSR-1 gene licensing pathway. Jessica Kirshner Johns Hopkins University

652C    Exploring LIN-28-mediated regulation of the let-7 family of microRNAs. Charles Nelson UMass Medical School

653A    The long and the short of it; dissecting the differential functions of two isoforms of the Argonaute CSR-1. Amanda Charlesworth University of Toronto

654B    Loss of the ERGO-1 small RNA pathway in Caenorhabditis inopinata. Vicky Hunt University of Bath

655C    Roles for mafr-1in sperm quality and male fertility. Amy Hammerquist University of Southern California

656A    Expression pattern of C. elegans Y RNA homologs and two different RNAs from cel-7. Takehiro Chiba Iwate University

657B    UNK-1 and CRI-1 modulate the activity of miRISC during dauer in C. elegans. Himani Anand Galagali Johns Hopkins University

658C    The germline helicase, GLH-3, plays a role in PRG-1-dependent piRNA silencing in C. elegans. Altair Dube University of Massachusetts Medical School

659A    C06A5.6: a tudor protein implicated in transgenerational fertility. Kevin Manage University of Southern California

660B    Identification and characterization of new actors of the RNAi pathway. Louis-Mathieu Harvey CRCHU de Québec - Université Laval

661C    Defining the dsRNA gland of C. elegans. Yun Choi U. of Maryland College Park

662A    miRNA-mediated translational repression of mRNAs through GYF-1/IFE-4 complex. Vinay Mayya McGill University

663B    KH domain containing RNA binding proteins coordinate with microRNAs to regulate gene expression. Dustin Haskell Kansas State University

664C    Investigating the interaction between germline specific DEAD-box helicase VBH-1 and CSR-1. Johan Girgenrath UMass Medical School

665A    A genetic dissection of endogenous siRNA involvement in the nonstop decay pathway in C.elegans. Evana Mortezavi Villanova

666B    A novel role for the RAB-6.2 GTPase in regulating LET-23 EGFR-mediated vulva induction, possibly via microRNA regulation. Sarah Gagnon Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center

667C    C. elegans Vasa homologs, GLHs function with JNK-related kinase, KGB-1 in regulation of epigenetic gene silencing. Siyuan Dai UMass Medical School

668A    Differential Expression and Localization of CSR-1 Isoforms Allows for Regulation of Distinct Target Genes. Dieu An Nguyen University of Southern California

669B    Investigating a genome-wide role for endogenous siRNAs in mRNA quality control in Caenorhabditis elegans. Grace Wong Villanova University

670C    ZNFX-1 and candidate interactors promote stable transgenerational germline gene expression. Daniel Durning UMass Medical School

671A    Systematic proteomic identification of miRISC interactors and characterization of their functional requirement identifies multiple RNA binding proteins as modulators of miRNA activity. Anna Zinovyeva Kansas State University

672B    Identification of miRNA interacting proteins. Shilpa Hebbar Kansas State University

Neurobiology - Behavior

673C    Tyramine instigates behavioural responses through top-down memory pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans. Amal Varghese Sree Chitira Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology

674A    Using CeNDR to find genes that influence Behavior. Tiffany Baiocchi University of California, Riverside

675B    A pair of descending interneurons AVA control the motor state activity. Jun Meng University of Toronto

676C    Male Specific C. elegans Mating Behaviors Regulated by Two GPCR in CEM Neurons. Annalise Robidoux Worcester Polytechnic Institute

677A    Genetic analysis underlying positive regulation of cold tolerance. Satomi Mizuno Konan University

678B    Neural circuit spanning the entire body regulates temperature acclimation. Haruka Motomura Konan University

679C    Molecular regulators of C. elegans thermotaxis and thermosensory plasticity. Nathan Harris Brandeis University

680A    Gait selection of Caenorhabditis elegans is regulated by mechanosensitive DEG/ENaC channels. Kyeong Min Moon Dgist

681B    Identify genes to mediate ascr#3 avoidance in C. elegansIdentify genes to mediate ascr#3 avoidance in C. elegans. YeonJi Park DGIST

682C    Dopamine-Mediated Gravitaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Wei-Long Chen National Cheng Kung University

683A    Investigation of the Neural Basis for Conditioned Bacterial Avoidance by Mitochondrial Insults in C. elegans. Chien-Po Liao Molecular Medicine

684B    Irrational behavior in C. elegans arises due to asymmetric modulatory effects between options. Rotem Ruach The hebrew university

685C    Genetic Dissection of Mate Recognition in C. elegans. Chun-Hao Chen Caltech

686A    Neural and genetic mechanisms of cinnamaldehyde sensation in C. elegans. Elizabeth Ronan University of Michigan

687B    Cl- channels in glia control touch behavior in C. elegans. Jesus Fernandez Abascal University of Miami

688C    Role of glial enriched ion channels and transporters in C. elegans sensory behaviors. lei wang University of Miami

689A    The role of srw-38 in satiety quiescence. Mizuho Mohri Nagoya university

690B    New clues about ivermectin and its mode of action. Adrian Wolstenholme University of Georgia

691C    Molecular and Functional Characterization of Age-Dependent Changes in C. elegans Thermosensory behaviors. Tzu-Ting Huang Nagoya University

692A    Deconstructing the sexually dimorphic circuit for chemical avoidance. Vladyslava Pechuk The Weizmann Institute of Science

693B    Advanced behavioral arenas for C. elegans by 3D-printing nematode growth medium. Steel Cardoza University of Michigan

694C    Y92H12A.4(ints-3), a subunit of the Integrator complex, acts in AFD thermosensory neurons to support a behavioral preference. Joon Lee Yale University

695A    Systematic phenomics analysis of ASD-associated genes defines shared functions and identifies parallel genetic networks underlying hypersensitivity and impaired habituation learning. Troy McDiarmid University of British Columbia

696B    Neuropeptides differentially mediate facilitatory forms of non-associative learning. Alex Yu University of British Columbia

697C    Characterizing Behavioral and Morphological Effects of Mutations in Orthologs of Parkinson’s Disease-Associated Genes. Joseph Liang University of British Columbia

698A    Integration of detected salt concentrations with motor state mediated by a single interneuron in C.elegans. Ayaka Matsumoto The University of Tokyo

699B    A novel model of bending wave generation supports a threshold-switch mechanism in the C. elegans motor circuit. Hongfei Ji University of Pennsylvania

700C    All-or-none depolarization of ASER evoked by an NaCl down-step. Ichiro Maruyama Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

701A    Identification of genes required for natural variation affecting temperature acclimation. Akane Iwato Konan University

702B    An Upconversion Nanoparticle Enables Near Infrared-Optogenetic Manipulation of the C. elegans Motor Circuit. Kanghua Zeng College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,

703C    An Upconversion Nanoparticle Enables Near Infrared-Optogenetic Manipulation of the C. elegans Motor Circuit. Bin Yu College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

704A    TrakBox: A low-cost tracking system for monitoring freely moving C.elegans. Fernando Calahorro University of Southampton

705B    Phase response curves for optogenetic manipulation support a threshold switch model for locomotory rhythm generation. Alice Liu University of Pennsylvania

706C    Genetic Analyses of Neuropeptides Regulating Forgetting of Olfactory Adaptation in C. elegans. Yuuki Onishi Kyushu University

707A    The function of axonal DAF-2c signaling in taste avoidance learning in C. elegans. Masahiro Tomioka University of Tokyo

708B    A dual function of MUT-7 is required for siRNA regulatory event in promoting olfactory adaptation. Bi-Tzen Juang National Chiao Tung University

709C    Novel natural compounds that target serotonin signaling in the nematode C. elegans. Yen-Chih Chen NYU school of medicine

710A    Disruption of Mitochondrial Function Supports Dopamine-Dependent Paralysis and Neurodegeneration in C. elegans. Osama Refai Florida Atlantic University

711B    Sensory Temporal Dynamics of the Dauer Decision. Ariel Parker Johns Hopkins University

712C    Multi-tissue coordination in neuropeptides regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans dauer development and behaviors. Mengyi Cao California Institute of Technology

713A    Regulated control of age-dependent memory decline. Attila Stetak University of Basel

714B    Identifying key regulators of tonic Ca2+ signalling in neurons using cell-specific RNAi screening. Qiaochu Li The University of Edinburgh

715C    The analysis of behavioral choice induced by multiple odorants. Yuji Suehiro Tokyo Women's Medical University

716A    Identification of components of stress-induced sleep (SIS) in an undergraduate laboratory course. Cheryl Van Buskirk California State University Northridge

717B    Using Computer Vision to decipher C. elegans locomotion before and after training in T-mazes. Shurjo Banerjee The University of Michigan

718C    Roles of TCN-1 transmembrane protein in C. elegans osmosensation. Fouley Tirera McGill University

719A    Determining the effects of fat utilization on the neuromuscular performance of male C. elegans. Jimmy Goncalves Texas A&M University

720B    Multiple sensory neurons mediate starvation-dependent aversive navigation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Moon Jang The University of Tokyo

721C    Investigation of the neural and genetic basis of odor discrimination in C. elegans. Hee Kyung Lee Yonsei university wonju college of medicine

722A    Plasticity of ascr#3 avoidance behavior in C. elegans. Hyeonjeong Hwang DGIST

723B    FMRF-like neuropeptide controls a C. elegans putative maternal behavior in a 3D environment. Tong Young Lee Yonsei University

724C    The role of neuropeptides in feeding-induced sleep in C. elegans. Mei Makino Nagoya University

725A    FMRFamide-related neuropeptide FLP-12 regulates head locomotion of C. elegans. Do-Young Kim DGIST

726B    GDE-4 mediates pheromone avoidance behavior of C. elegans. YongJin Cheon DGIST

727C    The neuropeptide Y GPCR system is pharmacologically and functionally conserved in the model organism C. elegans. Victoria Gross Rudolf Schönheimer Institute of Biochemistry

728A    Ubiquitin ligases are involved in taste avoidance learning in C. elegans. Yasuaki Ike The University of Tokyo

729B    Cellular analysis in forgetting of an olfactory memory in Caenorhabditis elegans. Jamine Teo Kyushu University

730C    C. elegans-on-a-chip: Monitoring High Glucose Induced-Aging Leading to Manifestation of Parkinson’s Disease-like Symptoms. Arvie Camille de Guzman Myongji University

731A    The roles of nhr-50 and nhr-99 in Satiety Quiescence. Enkhjin Ulzii Nagoya University

732B    The chemosensory GPCR SRI-14 is required for concentration-dependent DMTS odor preference in C. elegans. Woochan Choi DGIST

733C    Expressing human epithelial Na channel (ENaC) subunits in C. elegans to model human salt taste. Matthijs Wesseling Erasmus MC

734A    Characterization of C. elegans exercise-induced quiescence in liquid medium. Kelsey Schuch Brown University

735B    Signatures of central and peripheral control in an integrated neuromechanical model of C. elegans locomotion. Jack Denham University of Leeds

736C    A male-specific neuroendocrine feedback loop couples food signals to feeding behavior in C. elegans. Leigh Wexler Strong Memorial Hospital

737A    A tracking microscope for long-term calcium imaging in behaving C. elegans. Mohammad Torkashvand Northeastern University

738B   Unused program number

739C    pezo-1 phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans males. Katherine Brugman California Institute of Technology

740A    Determining the function of globin gene GLB-28 in ciliated sensory neurons. Kumar Tiger Rutgers University

741B    C. elegans ciliated sensory neurons release distinct subpopulations of extracellular vesicles. Michael Clupper University of Delaware

742C    The egg-counter: A microfluidic platform for analysis of egg-laying behavior. Kristin Robinson University of Oregon

743A    Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms of Thermosensation. Tyler Hill Brandeis University

744B    How do nematodes navigate in T-mazes? Mathematical models of the neuronal circuits that steer C. elegans learning and decision making. Eleni Gourgou University of Michigan

745C    Linking instantaneous behavior with global outcomes in Caenorhabditis elegans chemotaxis. Gabriel Madirolas Research Center on Animal Cognition - CNRS

746A    The effects of dietary vitamin B12 on chemoreceptor gene expression. Aja McDonagh University of Nevada, Reno

747B    Regulation of early avoidance behavior in response to Gram-positive pathogens by tax-2 and npr-1 expressing neurons in C. elegans. Adam Filipowicz Oregon Health and Science University

748C    Sleep enhances survival during viral infection. David Raizen Univ Pennsylvania, Dept Neurology

749A    Requirement of glial Na+/K+-ATPase in touch sensation highlights ionic and metabolic link between glia and touch neurons in C. elegans. Christina Johnson University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

750B    Investigating the role of mechanoreceptors for magnetotransduction in C. elegans. Chance Bainbridge Illinois State University

751C    Compulsive Drug Seeking in C. elegans. Changhoon Jee UTHSC

752A    Beauty sleep: Skin collagens regulate sleep in response to cell stress. Kristen Davis University of Pennsylvania

753B    Ethanol Preference in C. elegans. Chinnu Salim University of Tennessee Health Science Center

754C    Characterization of C. elegans motor behaviour in 3D environment?s. Omer Yuval University of Leeds

755A    A salt-induced kinase (SIK) is required for the metabolic regulation of sleep. Jeremy Grubbs University of Nevada, Reno

756B    Stimulation of egg laying by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is mediated by TOL-1 and G-protein coupled receptor signaling in C. elegans. Angela Ching-Yee Leung Baylor University

757C    Exploring cca-1 as a novel regulator of primary cilia function in C. elegans. Cameron LaFayette UAB

758A    Identifying novel regulators of primary cilia function in C. elegans. Melissa LaBonty University of Alabama at Birmingham

759B    Odor-Mediated Paralysis in Pristionchus pacificus Shares a Pathway with an Ancient Nematocide. Paramin Sangthongkam California State University, Northridge

760C    Systematic functional analysis of 21st chromosome genes using C. elegans. Sophia Sanchez University of Texas at Austin

761A    Investigating the role of the transcription factor DMD-10 in regulating nervous system function. Annette McGehee Suffolk University

762B    Perturbations in purine metabolism impacts associative and non-associative learning. Corinna Moro Pennsylvania State University

763C    The RNA-binding proteins EXC-7 and MSI-1 upregulate serotonin signaling in the male tail. Zhe Yang University of Kansas

764A    A computational model of mixed pattern generation for forward and backward locomotion in C. elegans. Eduardo Izquierdo Indiana University

765B    Can C. elegans learn to navigate in a maze? A story of food-triggered, touch-governed spatial learning. Eleni Gourgou University of Michigan

766C    A novel associative learning paradigm for investigating the spatiotemporal control of learning and memory in C. elegans. Eugene Li Qun Lee Massachusetts Institute of Technology

767A    Dissecting neural mechanisms for motor sequence generation in C. elegans. Jing Huo University of Science and Technology

768B    Exploring force transmission pathways during C elegans proprioception. Michael Krieg ICFO

769C    Information theory rules out the body cascade model of C. elegans locomotion. Saul Kato UCSF

770A    Shared behavioral mechanisms underlie C. elegans aggregation and swarming. Siyu Ding Imperial College London

771B    Individuality in C. elegans turning behaviour affects its motile efficiency. Mathijs Rozemuller AMOLF

Neurobiology - Neuronal Development

772C    A model of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1 reveals a role of sphingolipids in neuronal polarity. Mengqiao Cui University of Macau

773A    The epigenetic regulator SET-2 controls nervous system development through H3K4 methylation. Steffen Norgaard Biotech Research and Innovation Centre

774B   Unused program number

775C    Ursolic Acid promotes neurite outgrowth and protects against axon degeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. Wenyue Wang Monash University

776A    Dendritic transport of KPC-1 transcripts mediates local dendrite self-avoidance of a nociceptive neuron. Mushaine Shih University of Illinois at Chicago

777B    Decoding the role of the NFY transcription factor in brain development. Pedro Moreira Monash University

778C    Do unique homeobox gene codes define all neuron classes of the C. elegans nervous system? Molly Reilly Columbia University

779A    A non-canonical TGF-β pathway drives neuronal guidance. Oguzhan Baltaci Monash University

780B    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of mok-1 function in left-right neuronal asymmetry. Rui Xiong University of Illinois at Chicago

781C    A universal transportin protein controls asymmetric olfactory neuron differentiation via specific nuclear transport of a sox-2-activating factor. Yi-Wen Hsieh University of Illinois Chicago

782A    What guides the leaders: Identifying factors controlling pioneer axon navigation. Abigail Feresten Simon Fraser University

783B    Functions for git-1 in dendritic maintenance and behavior in C. elegans. Yael Iosilevskii Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

784C    The TIAM-1 guanine nucleotide exchange factor shapes somatosensory dendrites independently of Rac1 guanine nucleotide exchange activity by controlling F-actin localization. Leo Tang Albert Einstein College of Medicine

785A    Hox-mediated specification of neurons along the A-P axis in the male ventral cord. Andrea Kalis St. Catherine University

786B    The development and functions of GLR glia. Nikolaos Stefanakis Rockefeller University

787C    DAF-19M, as a regulatory subroutine, controls an IL2 neuron dependent dispersal behavior of C. elegans. Soungyub Ahn Seoul National University

788A    Loss of SAX-7 suppresses axonal defects of ctbp-1 mutant animals. Tessa Sherry Monash University

789B    The histone methyltransferase SET-2 controls axon guidance trough actin remodeling. Benedetta Attianese Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)

790C    Using fluorescence-activated cell sorting and RNA-seq to identify mRNA targets of ETR-1/CELF that regulate Q neuroblast migration. Matthew Ochs University of Kansas

791A    Dauer IL2 neurons use distinct and shared mechanisms with FLP and PVDs to regulate arborization. Rebecca Androwski University of Illinois

792B    The somatic nuclear Argonaute NRDE-3 mediates developmental programming in ADL neurons resulting from early life stress in Caenorhabditis elegans. Maria Ow Syracuse University

793C    The conserved transcription factor mef-2 regulates sickness induced sleep. Alex Rohacek University of Pennsylvania

794A    The RalGEF-Ral signaling module confers positional information in cell migration. Jacob Mardick Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University

795B    Specification, fate, and function of undead cells. Alison Kochersberger Yale University

796C    The BAG2 co-chaperone UNC-23 regulates amphid sensory neuron morphology. Cecilia Martin Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

797A    Ephrin signaling regulates the morphology of the AFD thermosensory neuron receptive ending. Erik Black Fred Hutchinson CRC

798B    The role of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in presynaptic assembly. Mizuki Kurashina University of British Columbia

799C    Building a brain: Systematic examination of the organization and assembly of the C. elegans brain. Mark Moyle Yale School of Medicine

800A    SAX-7/L1CAM in the maintenance of neuronal architecture. Virginie Desse UQÀM

801B    Investigating the effects of altering gravity on dendrite development in C. elegans. Je-Hyun Moon Yonsei University

802C    Evolution of neuronal anatomy in two divergent nematode species. Ray Hong California State University

803A    CU-Eudragit-PVA nanoparticles for antiaging of dopamine neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans . Eun Ji Kim Myongji university

804B    Comprehensive analysis of the cadherin gene family in C.elegans. Maryam Majeed Columbia University

805C    Towards an understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of retrograde-like neurite outgrowth. Michael Galiano Sloan-Kettering Institute

806A    Single cell transcriptomics of the Q neuroblast lineage reveals mechanisms in neurogenesis, directional migration and Wnt pathway regulation. Annabel Ebbing Hubrecht Institute

807B    Genetic and molecular analysis of mau genes. Victoria CERDEIRA UQAM

808C    Neurite position and synaptic protein localization are mediated by the apoptosis pathway during development. Noelle Koonce Yale University School of Medicine

809A    Decoding pharyngeal neuron fate specification. Burcu Gulez Columbia University

810B    The molecular code for neural connectivity. Scott Emmons Albert Einstein Col Med

811C    A novel Rab GTPase restricts dendrite branching. Christopher Salazar Albert Einstein College of Medicine

812A    Molecular analysis of DD neuron remodeling reveals a new genetic pathway required for synapse elimination. Kellianne Alexander University of Massachusetts Medical School

813B    Conserved molecular pathways establish glial diversity in C. elegans. Karolina Mizeracka Boston Children's Hospital

814C    The extracellular matrix protein MIG-6/papilin mediates the maintenance of neuronal architecture. Malika NADOUR Université du Québec à Montréal

815A    Identifying roles for MEC-3 targets in dendritic branching. Jamie Stern Vanderbilt University

816B    Roles of cell adhesion proteins in the C. elegans male tail. Naoko Sakai Albert Einstein College of Medicine

817C    Characterization of Two Genes Expressed in Chemosensory Amphid Sheath Cells. Alexis Mahloch CSU Northridge

818A    Securing motor neuron terminal identity throughout life by intercepting a Hox-mediated transcriptional switch. Paschalis Kratsios University of Chicago

819B    Branched actin promotes presynaptic disassembly in remodeling GABAergic motor neurons. Siqi Chen Vanderbilt University

820C    A bulk endocytosis-like mechanism is hijacked to remove presynaptic terminals in remodeling GABA neurons. Andrea Cuentas Condori Vanderbilt University

821A    Investigating the Function of the ARID-type Transcription Factor CFI-1 in Cholinergic Motor Neurons of the Nematode C. elegans. Yinan Li The University of Chicago

822B    Terminal neuronal cell size is progressively regulated by key neuronal cell fate regulators during embryonic development. Thomas Mullan University College London

823C    Specialized glia drive circuit assembly initiation through unique morphogenesis and the guidance of defined pioneers. Georgia Rapti The Rockefeller University

824A    Characterizing Novel Pathways for Dendritic Tiling in C. elegans. Meera Trivedi Albert Einstein College of Medicine

825B    PAN-1 interacts with MYRF to regulate synaptic rewiring in DDs. Yingchuan Qi ShanghaiTech University

826C    Phototransduction mechanisms in C. elegans. Xinxing Zhang University of Michigan

827A    Functional characterization of the Caenorhabditis elegans FKH family member FKH-8. Zeinab Yadegari Fisk university

828B    Quantitative study of dopaminergic phenotypes via computer-aided video analysis. Gustavo Garriga Fisk University

829C    Identifying Genetic Targets of the Transcription Factor FKH-8 in C. elegans . Marina Hanna Fisk University

1231C    Autocrine insulin signaling during development mediates plasticity in the function of a C. elegans sensory neuron. Lauren Bayer Horowitz NYU Langone Medical Center

Neurobiology - Novel Neuronal Methods

830A    Development of microfluidics device to study mechanosensory neurons in the diapause of Caenorhabditis elegans. Sungjong Kim Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics

831B    Automatic posture and muscle activity profiling from C. elegans copulation videos. Yufeng Wan Texas A&M University

832C    Laser axotomy and optogenetic inhibition of the synapses in the nerve ring. Yuki Tsukada Nagoya Univ

833A    Alzheimer’s disease relevant Tau modifications aggravate mitochondrial dysfunction and neurodegeneration in novel C. elegans single-copy transgenic models. Sanjib Guha University of Rochester

834B    Development of the immobilization method of live Caenorhabditis elegans individuals using an ultra-thin polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic chip with water retention. Michiyo Suzuki QST-Takasaki

835C    Mechanical compression in a microfluidic environment, a novel method for the study of traumatic nervous system injury in Caenorhabditis elegans . Hunter Edwards Texas Tech University

836A    High-throughput Microscopy Platform toward a Roadmap for Accelerating Vertebrate Neuroregeneration Research. Yao Wang Northeastern University

837B    Connecting the Dots: Mapping a Connectome by Visualizing Synapses with ProExM of Epitope Tags. Zainab Tanvir New Jersey Institute of Technology

838C    Expansion of the cGAL/split cGAL bipartite expression system. Daniel Oh California Institute of Technology

839A    Light-inducible caspase as high-precision cell ablation tool in C. elegans. Zhiyan Xi The University of Edinburgh

840B    Using the calcium integrator CaMPARI to map circuits in C. elegans. Benjamin Brissette NYU School of Medicine - Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

841C    Methods for investigating C. elegans behavior in a naturalistic environment. Aurelie Guisnet McGill University

842A    A strategy for neuron identification in whole-brain videos. Shivesh Chaudhary Georgia Institute of Technology

843B    An inexpensive automated optogenetic platform for controlled neuronal activation regimes in C. elegans. Zachary Crawford North Carolina State University

844C    An open-top light sheet microscope with remote focusing for imaging neural activity of C. elegans in microfluidics. Alexander Calhoun Georgia Institute of Technology

845A    Optogenetic interrogation of a neuronal circuit orchestrating locomotion ‘stop’ using fast volumetric scanning and dual Ca2+ imaging. Alexander Gottschalk Buchmann Institute, Goethe University

846B    A whole-animal confocal imaging platform shows oscillating motor neuron activities in the basal motor neuron circuit. Sudip Mondal University of Texas at Austin

847C    An automated droplet-based platform for behavioral screens in C. elegans. Guillaume Aubry Georgia Institute of Technology

848A    Computational investigation of locomotion through integration of connectomics, neural dynamics and biomechanics in C. elegans. Jimin Kim University of Washington

849B    Neural signal extraction from high dimensional calcium imaging using spatiotemporal neural networks. Andrew DuPlissis University of Texas at Austin

850C    The Role of Intermediate Filaments in Aggregate Collection and Exopher Ejection. Sohil Ardeshna Rutgers University

851A    Developing alternative methods for high-throughput behaviour assay. Akihiro Mori MRC-LMB

852B    Femtosecond laser microdissection isolates single C. elegans neurons for nerve regeneration RNA-seq studies. Peisen Zhao The University of Texas at Austin

853C    OpenWorm: overview and recent advances in integrative biological simulation of Caenorhabditis elegans. Stephen Larson OpenWorm Foundation

Neurobiology - Regeneration and Degeneration

854A    Role of Tar DNA binding protein-43 (TDP-43) in mediating alpha-synuclein (HASN) toxicity in a Parkinson’s disease model. Linjing Shen University of Macau

855B    A transgenic co-expressed Amyloid-β and α-Synuclein dementia model in Caenorhabditis elegans. Xiaobing Huang University of Macau

856C    The α-tubulin acetyltransferase MEC-17/αTAT1 is essential for robust axonal regeneration. Jean - Sebastien Teoh Monash University

857A    BTBD9/HPO-9, a novel regulator of manganese-induced neurotoxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Pan Chen Albert Einstein College of Medicine

858B    Key role of SMN/hnRNPQ in neurodegeneration. Elia Di Schiavi IBBR, CNR

859C    Engulfing cells promote neuronal regeneration and remove neuronal debris through distinct biochemical functions of CED-1. Nobuko Suzuki University of Illinois at Chicago

860A    The dynamin GTPase is required for regenerative axonal fusion. Tarika Vijayaraghavan Monash University

861B    Durability of the C. elegans male copulation circuitry involves succinate dehydrogenase regulation of muscle and hypodermal phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase levels. L. Rene Garcia Texas A&M University

862C    Insights into the effects of α-synuclein in age-dependent neuronal maintenance, physiological function and pathological mechanism. Xuan Wang AIST

863A    Excitotoxicity and Neuroprotection in C. elegans: Possible Communication between Glutamate and Insulin Signaling Cascades through Tamalin/GRAS-1. Ayesha Chowdhury City College of New York CUNY

864B    Novel exporting pathway of intranuclear polyglutamine aggregates expressed in motor neurons of C. elegans. Xiarepa Aihemaiti 1) Biomedical RI, AIST; 2) Grad. Sch. of Life & Env. sci., Univ. of Tsukuba.

865C    Characterization of novel C. elegans models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sarah Duhaime CHUM Research Center (CRCHUM)

866A    Phosphatidylserine exposure mediated by ABC transporter activates the integrin signaling pathway promoting axon regeneration. Strahil Pastuhov Nagoya University

867B    Preclinical validation and prioritization of small molecules that rescue kcc-2/KCC3 phenotypes. Rachel De Barros Oliveira McGill University

868C    A new C. elegans model of mixed pathology in Alzheimer’s disease. Caitlin Latimer University of Washington

869A    Characterization of Alzheimer’s disease risk factors in a C. elegans model of tauopathy. Sarah Benbow VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

870B    Manganese-zinc-interactions in Parkinson’s disease and aging in Caenorhabditis elegans. Jessica Baesler University of Potsdam, Institute of Nutritional Science

871C    Investigations on manganese-induced oxidative stress and its impact on DNA repair in C. elegans. Merle Nicolai University of Potsdam

872A    A screen for suppressors of behavioral defects in a C.elegans model of tau pathology. Kaili Chickering VAPSHC

873B    From worms to humans: using C. elegans as a model to discover mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases and identify novel treatment targets. Jeanna Wheeler Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research

874C    C. elegans TDP2 homolog negatively regulates axon regeneration by inducing SUMOylation of an Ets transcription factor. Yoshiki Sakai Nagoya University

875A    C. elegans Tensin promotes axon regeneration by connecting the Met-like SVH-2 and integrin signaling pathways. Tatsuhiro Shimizu Nagoya University

876B    A targeted RNAi screen identifies new modifiers of TDP-43 in a C. elegans model of ALS and FTLD-TDP. Joshua Hincks Veterans Affairs Puget Sound

877C    Loss of bas-1 suppresses tau-induced toxicity in a Caenorhabditis elegans model of tau toxicity via kinases and phosphatases. Rebecca Kow Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care

878A    Polyadenylation nucleases modulate tau-induced toxicity in tau transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans. Rebecca Kow Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care

879B   Unused program number

880C    Age dependent regulation of functional restoration in touch neuron. Atrayee Basu National Brain Research Centre

881A    A UBQLN2 transgenic C. elegans model of ALS. Aleen Saxton SIBCR/VAPSHC

882B    An extrinsic mechanism of axon regeneration inhibition from the C. elegans intestine. Alexander Lin-Moore Yale University

883C    Probiotic-mediated suppression of age-related neurodegeneration. Audrey Labarre CRCHUM, Université de Montréal

884A    In vivo two-photon calcium imaging to measure neuronal activity under a pro-regenerative condition in Caenorhabditis elegans. Scarlett Delgado University of Valparaiso

885B    Investigating the impact of the human microbiota on Alzheimer’s Disease using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model. Kim Pho McMaster University

886C    Impact of Microbiota on Neurodegeneration in Tauopathies Using C. elegans as a Model Organism. Hiva Mesbahi McMaster

887A    Deep phenotyping degeneration of PVD neuron using Convolutional Neuronal Network machine learning technique. Sahand Saberi Bosari North Carolina State University

888B    Microfluidic platform for in vivo characterization of neuronal damage in Alzheimer’s disease in C. elegans. Rita Tejada Vaprio North Carolina State University

889C    Constitutive XBP-1s-mediated activation of the endoplasmic reticulum unfolded protein response protects against pathological tau. Sarah Waldherr University of Washington

890A    slc-25A46 is required for proper localization of mitochondria and mitochondrial fusion. Hiroyuki Obinata Tohoku University

891B    Anatomical and functional rewiring of dendrites after injury. Anindya Ghosh Roy National Brain Research Centre

892C    Neuronal mitophagy in C. elegans models of Alzheimer’s disease. Konstantinos Palikaras IMBB - FORTH

893A    Fluorescent screen for identifying axon regeneration genes. Noa Grooms Northeastern University

894B    Role of neuronal Gprotein-coupled receptor SRBC-48 in pathogen-induced neurodegeneration. Supender Kaur OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

895C    A conserved nuclear ubiquitination system is required for C9orf72-associated dipeptide toxicity in C. elegans and mammals. Carley Snoznik Children's Hospital, Rangos 7th Floor, Bay 9

896A    Identifying Epigenetic Modulators of Neuronal Resilience in the C. elegans Dopaminergic System. Anthony Gaeta University of Alabama

897B    Investigating the Role of ER-Mitochondrial Contact Sites Following Exposure to a Neurodegenerative Bacterial Metabolite. Jennifer Thies The University of Alabama

898C    miRNA-Mediated Protection from α-synuclein-Induced Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration in C. elegans. Karolina Willicott University of Alabama

899A    A Regulatory Intersection of Dopamine and miRNA Transport in C. elegans Parkinson’s Disease Models. John Nourse University of Alabama

900B    Roles of membrane contact site components in axon regeneration. Christopher Piggott University of California San Diego

901C    Cell to cell spreading of TDP-43 may be linked to toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Cindy Voisine Northeastern Illinois University

902A    Transcriptional Neuroprotective Mechanisms in a Nematode Model of Excitotoxic Necrosis. Zelda Mendelowitz City University of New York

903B    APP-induced patterned neurodegeneration is exacerbated by APOE4 in C. elegans . Lotti Brose University of Texas at Austin

904C    Mediators of excitotoxic neurodegeneration in C. elegans: DAPK and mitochondrial involvement. Adem Idrizi The CUNY School of Medicine at City College

905A    Coordinate regulation of axon regeneration and degeneration in injured GABA motor neurons. Victoria Julian University of Massachusetts Medical School

906B    Roles of the von Willebrand factor A domain protein vwa-8 in axon regeneration. ming zhu University of California, San Diego

907C    Inhibition of axon regeneration by liquid-like granules of TIAR-2. Matt Andrusiak University of California, San Diego

908A    Identifying suppressors of stress-induced neurodegeneration in a knock-in SOD-1 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis model. Katherine Yanagi Brown University

909B    Regulation of axon regeneration by the mRNA decay factors. Ngang Heok Tang UC San Diego

910C    Fasting greatly increases production of exophers as a neuronal garbage elimination strategy. Jason Cooper Rutgers University

911A   Unused program number

912B    Axon regeneration and synapse reformation are independently regulated by divergent poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase pathways to inhibit functional axon regeneration. Micah Belew UMass Medical School

913C    Neuron-glia interaction: remodelling axonal attachment following axonal injury. Igor Bonacossa-Pereira The University of Queensland

914A    Lipid metabolism during axon regeneration. Seungmee Park University of California San Diego

915B    Characterisation of transgenic C. elegans expressing human tau in the GABAergic motoneurons. Emilien Schramm Centre de Recherche du CHUM

916C    Exophers colocalize with hypodermal lysosomes via endocytic trafficking. Jonathan St. Ange Rutgers University

917A    O-GlcNAc signaling enhances neuronal regeneration through modulation of cellular metabolism. Christopher Gabel Boston Univ Sch Medicine

918B    Functional dissection of C. elegans bZip-protein CEBP-1. Kyung Won Kim Hallym University

919C    Injury-induced autophagy activity promotes age-dependent axon regeneration in C.elegans. Lizhen Chen UT Health Science Center

920A    A novel microtubule-binding drug attenuates and reverses protein aggregation in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease. Srinivas Ayyadevara Univ Arkansas Med Sci

921B    Natural microbiome of Chilean C. elegans isolates and their relationship with neuroprotection. Sebastián Urquiza Universidad Mayor

Neurobiology - Synaptic Function and Circuits

922C    C. elegans egg laying is controlled by a stretch-dependent homeostat. Emmanuel Medrano University of Miami

923A    Characterisation of the nematode acid-sensing ion channel ACD-5. Eva Kaulich MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

924B    A highly conserved protein domain directs sex- and neuron type-specific protein degradation of a Doublesex-type transcription factor. Emily Bayer Columbia University

925C    Decoding head neural circuit underlying rhythmic forward movement in C. elegans. Jinmahn Kim Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology

926A    Visualizing structure and development of the C. elegans pharyngeal nervous system. Steven Cook Columbia University

927B    Olfactory circuit structure is reconfigured between divergent nematode species. Steven Cook Columbia University

928C    Biochemical consequences of Gαq signaling in the modulation of a serotonin motor circuit of C. elegans. Pravat Dhakal University of Miami

929A    Toward understanding neural computations in an interneuron AIY through optogenetical manipulation of its presynaptic sensory neurons AFD and AWC. Amane Kano Nagoya University

930B    Horizontal and bilateral information flow in the C. elegans olfactory circuit. Ithai Rabinowitch Hebrew University of Jerusalem

931C    Flexible motor sequence generation during stereotyped escape responses. Yuan Wang University of Science and Technology of China

932A    Automated extraction of food-dependent sub-behaviours in freely moving C.elegans. Fernando Calahorro University of Southampton

933B    C. elegans ryanodine receptor mutations equivalent to human myopathic variants have presynaptic effects. Ian Hope University of Leeds

934C    Neuromedin U signaling regulates memory retrieval of learned salt avoidance through distinct navigational decisions in C. elegans. Jan Watteyne KULeuven

935A    Encoding principles of a compact sensory system. Eduard Bokman Hebrew University

936B    Exploring regulatory mechanism of chemotaxis towards preferred salt concentration through DAG/PKC signaling. Shingo Hiroki University of Tokyo

937C    Interactions between pre-synaptic modulators of dopaminergic transmission. Kanisha Clark Delaware State University

938A    WD40-repeat proteins promote the stability of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-46 and surface levels of the glutamate receptor GLR-1. Molly Hodul Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

939B    unc-17 allelic suppression by a moonlighting interaction. James Rand Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience

940C    The GPCR kinase GRK-2 acts in premotor interneurons to positively regulate NCA channel activity. Irini Topalidou University of Washington

941A    Age-appropriate coordination of behavior and reproductive physiology via a shared neuronal circuit. Ilya Ruvinsky Northwestern University

942B    The Role of Gao-coupled Neurotransmitter GPCRs in the C. elegans Egg-Laying Circuit. Kimberly Wei Yale University

943C    Characterizing the function of CPD in C. elegans. Jennifer Bocanegra University of Washington

944A    PVF-1/VER signaling regulates GLR-1 glutamate receptor surface levels to control behavior. Eric Luth Simmons University

945B    Gonadal maturation changes chemotaxis to a food-associated odorant through a guanylyl cyclase GCY-28. Manabi Fujiwara Grad Sch Sci, Kyushu Univ

946C    Updated Tokuyasu method for cryo correlative light and electron microscopy of C. elegans ventral nerve cord. Malan Silva University of Utah

947A    Computer simulation of connectome-based neural network model of Caenorhabditis elegans to generate muscle activity patterns for locomotion. Zu Soh Hiroshima Univ.

948B    How does an animal move? An integrative model of C. elegans forward locomotion. Tianqi Xu University of Science and Technology of China

949C    Characterization of the mechanisms of adaptation to levamisole. Benjamin Bonneau Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1

950A    Design principles for storing memories in a compact neural network. Christian Pritz Hebrew University of Jerusalem

951B    Stress-induced neuron remodeling reveals differential interplay between neurexin and environmental factors. Michael Hart University of Pennsylvania

952C    The role of neuronal DEG/ΕNaC ion channel family members in organismal stress responses. Dionysia Petratou Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

953A    FSHR-1 controls neuromuscular signaling balance in diverse physiologic conditions. Jennifer Kowalski Butler University

954B    Characterisation of novel amine-gated ion channels and their involvement in synaptic transmission. Julia Morud Lekholm MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

955C    Nested neuronal dynamics orchestrate a behavioral hierarchy across timescales. Harris Kaplan Institute of Molecular Pathology

956A    Identifying biogenesis mechanisms for discrete subpopulations of extracellular vesicles. Rachael Gill University of Delaware

957B    Glial-expressed SWIP-10 Regulates Mitochondrial Metabolism and Energetic Homeostasis Underlying Deficits in Dopamine Signaling and Neuronal Survival in Caenorhabditis elegans. Peter Rodriguez Florida Atlantic University

958C    Uncovering Synaptic Ultrastructure of the Interneuron AIY. Laura Manning Yale University

959A    C. elegans Piezo mechanosensitive channel, pezo-1, modulates muscular contraction during pharyngeal pumping. Jonathan Millet UTHSC

960B    Mapping gap junctions in the Caenorhabditis elegans connectome. Christine Rehaluk University of Toronto

961C    Interneuron Control of C. elegans Diapause Entry. Cynthia Chai California Institute of Technology

962A    PVP neurons produce a branch ending in a cilium that lies over the egg-laying circuit. Nakeirah Christie Yale University

963B    An epidermal guanylate kinase regulates cholinergic neuromuscular junctions. Salvatore Cherra University of Kentucky College of Medicine

964C    A compact circuit of interneurons coordinates two central pattern generators to control forward movement. Wesley Hung Samuel Lunenfeld Research Inst

965A    Feedback regulation of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) synthesis by GFRP in C. elegans. Curtis Loer Univ San Diego

966B    Understanding the development, plasticity, and function of synaptic asymmetry in C. elegans. Garrett Lee Albert Einstein College of Medicine

967C    A post-developmental role for the pioneer neuron AVG in forward locomotion. Maggie Chang University of Toronto

968A    NLP-12 signaling through the cholecystokinin receptor homologue CKR-1 regulates local food search behavior. Shankar Ramachandran University of Massachusetts Medical School

969B    Imaging the Effects of Volatile Anesthetics on Neuronal Function in C. elegans. Gregory Wirak Boston University School of Medicine

970C    Graph-theoretic analysis of whole-brain imaging reveals stimulus-specific changes in patterns of neural activity. Javier How Salk Institute

971A    RIS dynamics during sleep and wakefulness in freely-moving worms. Mara Andrione University of Vienna

972B    The role of cadherins at sensory synapses. Jordan Mitchell San Jose State University

973C    Synapsin is required for cAMP-dependent neuropeptide release. Alexander Gottschalk Buchmann Institute, Goethe University

974A    Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that underlie neural circuit formation. Aruna Varshney San Jose State University

975B    Mitochondrial H2O2 promotes neuropeptide release. Qi Jia Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

976C    Transcriptionally-regulated signaling pathways direct gap junction specificity within distinct developmental domains of the C. elegans motor circuit. Sierra Palumbos Vanderbilt University

977A    Deciphering the genetic mechanisms that inhibit synapse formation. Ethan Fortes University of British Columbia

978B    lrk-1/LRRK positively regulates neuropeptide secretion. Mingxi Hu Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

979C    Novel action of the muscarinic agonist arecoline on GABAergic motor neurons in the C. elegans locomotor circuit. Katherine McCulloch University of California, San Diego

980A    Synthetic essentiality: Muscle controllability following multiple neuronal ablations in the C. elegans nervous system. Emma Towlson Center for Complex Network Research,

981B    Dissecting the function of the cholinergic VC motor neurons in C. elegans egg-laying behavior. Richard Kopchock University of Miami

982C    Sleep alters the physical architecture of sensory synapses in C. elegans. Fatima Farah San Jose State University

983A    Live Imaging of the C. elegans Connectome. Keren Zhang Georgia Institute of Technology

984B    The neuropeptidergic connectome of Caenorhabditis elegans. Ibnul Rafi Columbia University

985C    A neural circuit controls sleep-active neuron depolarization to switch sleep states. Inka Busack MPI Biophysical Chemistry

Physiology - Aging and Stress

986A    SAM-dependent methylation in the regulation of autophagy in C. elegans. Yun-Hsuan Kang National Yang-Ming University

987B    Gene disruptions suppress polyglutamine protein aggregation in C. elegans body wall muscle cells. Elise Kikis The University of the South

988C    Age-related changes in muscle of a premature aging model in C. elegans . Sumino Yanase Daito Bunka University

989A    Investigation of the expression and role of the MALT1 paracaspase in C. elegans. Julie Vérièpe University of Lausanne

990B    C. elegans calcineurin modulates lifespan via SKN-1 signaling. Masaki Mizunuma Hiroshima Univ

991C    Uncovering the novel roles NHR-49 plays in the hypoxia response pathway. Kelsie Doering Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC

992A    The subcellular distribution of SAMS-1 is regulated by AMPK and PP2A in response to dietary changes in C. elegans. Yi Ang Jung National Yang Ming university

993B    Cell-nonautonomous regulation of intestinal DAF-16 activities and longevity by neuronal HSF-1. Yu-Hao Chang National Yang-Ming University

994C    Regulation of Stress-Induced Protein Translation by Intracellular OGT-1 Mediated O-GlcNAcylation. Sarel Loewus University of Pittsburgh

995A    Functions of CLIC proteins and TGF- beta signaling in heat stress. Jun Liang Borough of Manhattan Community College

996B    Neuronal activity state governs the decline of experience-dependent plasticity with age. Qiaochu Li The University of Edinburgh

997C    Translational regulation of non-autonomous mitochondrial stress response promotes longevity in C. elegans. Di Chen Nanjing University

998A    Cold-induced suspended animation. Alicja Komur Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

999B    Mitochondrial RNA dysregulation drives novel retrograde stress response. James Held Vanderbilt University

1000C    Phosphofructokinase 2 regulates lifespan via TOR signaling in Drosophila and C. elegans. Wen-Chi Shen National Tsing Hua University

1001A    Phosphatidylinositol transfer protein-1 regulates lifespan via TOR signaling in C. elegans. Yen-Hung Lin National Tsing Hua University

1002B    Polymethoxyflavone 5-demethylnobiletin promotes DR induced autophagy dependent longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Shalini Trivedi CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

1003C    Intestinal oxidative stress induced by gliadin intake increases germ cell apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Hyemin Min Konkuk Univ

1004A    A conserved p38-MAPK stress response protects cells from statins-mediated cytotoxicity. Irina Langier Goncalves University of Haifa at Oranim

1005B    The FMRFamide neuropeptide FLP-6 may mediate the longevity effects of food sensation. Ru-Ting Syu Institute of Molecular Medicine

1006C    Inter-Tissue Coordination of Mitochondrial Stress Response and Dynamics through Neurotransmitter and Neuropeptide Signaling. Li-Tzu Chen Institute of Molecular Medicine

1007A    Swim exercise improves neuronal health in multiple C. elegans neurodegenerative models. Ricardo Laranjeiro Rutgers University

1008B    AFD neurons regulate resistance to oxidative stress in C. elegans. Francesco Servello Northeastern University

1009C    A Role for UNC-45 in Maintaining Myosin During Aging. Courtney Christian Emory University

1010A    Effects of chronic stress on reproduction and endocytosis in C. elegans. Rosemary Plagens Florida Institute of Technology

1011B    Low Translation Downstream of TOR Activates Myogene Experssion and Enhances Health of Body Muscle in C. elegans. Juyoung Shim Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

1012C    Mapping a SKN-1 independent oxidative stress response mechanism involving NHR-49. Brendil Sabatino UBC

1013A    The Chromatin-Remodeling Complex NuRD Regulates the Heat Shock Response During Young Adulthood in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nicole Golden Florida Institute of Technology

1014B    Sensory neurons specifically regulate hydrogen-peroxide protection by target tissues via a multistep hormonal relay. Jodie Schiffer Northeastern University

1015C    Translational machinery determines hypoxic survival in C. elegans. Mike Crowder University of Washington

1016A    ptr-18/PTCHD maintains quiescence of neural progenitor cells during L1 diapause by suppressing the activity of grl-7through endocytosis. Masamitsu Fukuyama University of Tokyo

1017B    Approach for identification of a novel mTORC1 target by using a machine learning system. Takafumi Ogawa Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

1018C    Molecular pathways modulating mitochondrial superoxide stress. Guoqiang Wang Rutgers University

1019A    A novel microfluidic device WormFlo to monitor the behavior of C. elegans at the adult stage. Yusaku Ikeda Institute of Physical and Chemical Research

1020B    A non-conical Insulin-like signaling pathway promotes Q cell divisions during L1 arrest and characterization of the 40 Insulin-like peptides in C. elegans. Ian Chin-Sang Queen's Univ

1021C    Identification of novel autophagy negative regulator modulating C. elegans reproductive lifespan. Toshiharu Fujita Osaka University

1022A    Screen for new actors of muscle aging. Charline Roy Institut NeuroMyogene (INMG)

1023B    Insulin/IGF signaling and vitellogenin provisioning mediate intergenerational adaptation to nutrient stress. James Jordan Duke University

1024C    A Role for Apoptosis and Glycogen Storage in the Fertility Response to High-Glucose Diet. Elizabeth Flynn College of the Holy Cross

1025A    A novel gene-diet interaction promotes mitochondrial-UPR mediated lifespan extension and host survival during infection. Mustafi Raisa Amin The University of Texas at Arlington

1026B    C. elegans lifespan regulation by spatiotemporal activity of DAF-16. Javier Huayta North Carolina State University

1027C    The roles of serotonin and apoptosis in the salubrious effects of a social signal on germline aging. Erin Aprison Northwestern University

1028A    Identifying aging-associated genes by screening for early-onset phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans. Daniel Midkiff North Carolina State University

1029B    Probing the proteostasis capacity of C. elegans upon aging. Lilian Wong Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

1030C    A High-Glucose Diet Reduces Male Fertility and Sperm Quality in C. elegans. Kerry Larkin Holy Cross College

1031A    A Golgi protein MON-2 mediates longevity in respiration mutants via regulating proper cellular trafficking and increasing autophagy. Yoonji Jung Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

1032B    Prefoldin 6 links heat shock transcription factor 1 and DAF-16/FOXO to promote longevity in daf-2 mutants. Seokjin Ham Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

1033C    A daf-18/PTEN variant uncouples longevity from impaired development and motility in C. elegans via tuning the activity of DAF-16/FOXO. Hae-Eun Park Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

1034A    Lactate and Pyruvate increase stress resistance and delay aging through ROS signaling. Arnaud Tauffenberger King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

1035B    Effects of Cryopreservation on Life History and Muscle Function in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Jana Stastna Canterbury Christ Church Univeristy

1036C    Diet-dependent effect on lifespan and metabolism: an ACADSB case study. Brecht Wouters KU Leuven

1037A    The role of nuclear envelope components in the regulation of autophagy. Margarita Elena Papandreou IMBB-FORTH

1038B    Links between altered fat metabolism and lifespan in different types of self-sterility in C. elegans. Siu Lee Cornell University

1039C    Mitochondrial function and HIF-1- independent organismal survival under hypoxia. Ilias Gkikas IMBB-FORTH

1040A    A C. elegans model for Wolfram Syndrome type 2. Christina Ploumi IMBB-FORTH

1041B    The mRNA metabolism pathway regulates mitochondrial homeostasis during ageing in C. elegans. Ioanna Daskalaki IMBB-FORTH

1042C    The Eternal Worm: Feedback Mechanisms in the Regulation of C.elegans Cell Size and Lifespan. Rachel Webster The Hospital for Sick Children

1043A    Stress discrimination by body-wide, stochastic DAF-16/FoxO nuclear translocation pulses. Olga Filina AMOLF

1044B    SMK-1 represses the transcriptional response to oxidative stress in post-reproductive adult C. elegans. Patrick Mitrano-Towers Villanova University

1045C    Effect of Bacterial Diet on Aβ induced paralysis in C. elegans. Andy Lam University of Delaware

1046A    Investigating the role of VAB-3 in the oxidative stress response. Joonyeob Yeo York University

1047B    Unconventional functions of HIF-1 and the prolyl-hydroxylase EGL-9 in a heat stress response. Ji Na Kong MIT

1048C    Altered ER-mitochondrial calcium homeostasis promotes proteostasis collapse in presenilin mutants. Kenneth Norman Albany Medical College

1049A    Tart Cherry Increases Lifespan of C. elegans. Shasika Jayarathne Texas Tech University

1050B    DAF-18 is a critical regulator of DAF-16-mediated immunity in adult Caenorhabditis elegans. Matthew Youngman Villanova University

1051C    The identification and characterization of a prion-like protein in C. elegans. Joshua Newman MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

1052A    Longevity Over the Counter: Investigating the Effects of Common Dietary Supplements on Aging. Ben Blue University of Washington

1053B    Swertiamarin, a natural secoiridoid glycoside ameliorates dopamine deficit and elicits longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Taruna Pandey CSIR-Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

1054C    Cloning of sup-45, a novel heat shock response regulator. Sophie Walton California Institute of Technology

1055A    Copious longevity via increased translation and proteasome activity. Samantha Edwards KU Leuven

1056B    An increased dietary to environmental copper ratio reduces toxicity endpoints in Caenorhabditis elegans. Catherine Shafer University of Califiornia, Los Angeles

1057C    The role of FMRFamide-like signaling in regulating lifespan in C. elegans. Stephen Banse University of Oregon

1058A    The tissue-specific role of NHR-49 in immunity versus longevity. Nikki Naim Rangos Research Center, UPMC Children's Hospital

1059B    The longevity-promoting factor, TCER-1, widely represses stress resistance and innate immunity. Francis Gandhi University of Pittsburgh

1060C    EGL-9/HIF-1-mediated regulation of egg laying in response to hypoxic stress. Calista Diehl MIT

1061A    Dietary restriction promotes healthspan via a glucagon-like signaling pathway in C. elegans. Brian Onken Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

1062B    Assessing health vs. longevity in the Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program. Phu Huynh Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

1063C    Defining the spatial requirements for AMPK in DR-mediated longevity. Hannah Smith Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

1064A    Investigating the role of intestinal cell-to-cell communication in reproduction and longevity. Maureen Peters Oberlin College

1065B    Dissecting spatial and temporal requirement of TORC1 pathway components for longevity. Arpit Sharma Harvard school of public health

1066C    Molecular mechanisms linking pre-mRNA splicing to dietary restriction and TORC1 mediated lifespan extension. Porsha Howell Harvard School of Public Health

1067A    Developmental pentachlorophenol exposure causes growth delay, increased oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction in Caenhorhabditis elegans. Zachary Markovich Duke University

1068B    Transcriptional redirection of activated SKN-1/NRF2 abates the negative metabolic outcomes of a perceived pathogen infection. James Nhan University of Southern California

1069C    Assessing metformin efficacy across species in the Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program. Brian Onken Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

1070A    Swim exercise in Caenorhabditis elegans protects dopaminergic neurons from age- and rotenone-induced degeneration. Jessica Hartman Duke University

1071B    The role of the bZIP transcription factor ZIP-1 in the Intracellular Pathogen Response in C. elegans. Vladimir Lazetic University of California, San Diego

1072C    Acute Cold Stress Induces Terminal Investment in C. elegans. Leah Gulyas Gettysburg College

1073A    Investigating mTORC1’s role in presenilin-induced neurodegeneration in C. elegans. Kerry Ryan Albany Medical College

1074B    Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor extends Caenorhabditis elegans life span. Brian Egan Washington University in St. Louis

1075C    The critical endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein quality control (ERQC) adaptation of the long-lived Caenorhabditis elegans rpn-10(ok1865) proteasomal mutant. Meghna Chinchankar UT Health San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

1076A    Understanding the role of S-adenosyl methionine synthases under stress. Adwait Godbole University of Massachusetts Medical School

1077B    Bridging the gap from raw data to result in large-scale aging experiments. Rex Kerr Calico Life Sciences

1078C    Interactions of sphingolipid genes in cellular pathways to promote healthy aging. Joycelyn Radeny Juniata College

1079A    Molecular mechanisms underlying pheromone-mediated lifespan regulation in C. elegans. Andreas Ludewig BTI, Cornell

1080B    NDGA and Green Tea Extract reproducibly and robustly increase longevity, as evaluated using an updated Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program (CITP) workflow. Christine Sedore University of Oregon

1081C    The role of polyphosphate in aging C. elegans. Bryndon Oleson University of Michigan

1082A    A Suite of Tools to Measure Spatiotemporal Patterns in C. elegans. Nicolette Laird Washington University

1083B    Effect of a sugarcane polyphenol extract on growth, fertility and lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans. Matthew Flavel The Product Makers

1084C    High frequency longitudinal imaging reveals early-adult declines in movement. Drew Sinha Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

1085A    The role of ribosomal DNA copy number in aging. Ashley Hall University of Washington

1086B    Effect of mianserin on the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegansis is affected by the time of exposure and glucose supplementation. Jency Thomas La Trobe University

1087C    Progranulin Polymorphisms in Aging and Stress Resistance. Austin Wang UCSF

1088A    The C. elegans Myc-family of transcription factors coordinate the cellular adaptive response to dietary restriction. Adam Cornwell University of Rochester Me

1089B    Loss of ATP synthase subunit OSCP/atp-3 induces a detrimental post-developmental mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPRmt) with mitochondrial permeability transition pore characteristics. Suzanne Angeli Buck Institute for Research on Aging

1090C    Neuronal-specific inhibition of early-acting autophagy genes extends lifespan in C. elegans. Yongzhi Yang Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

1091A    Pitfalls with Gompertzian Analysis of Lifespan distributions. Eric Terry Washington University in St. Louis

1092B    Testing loss of muscle strength in C. elegans on International Space Station. Purushottam Soni Texas Tech University

1093C    Uncovering Gene Expression Programs that Determine Individual Lifespan in C. elegans. Matthew Mosley Washington University in St. Louis

1094A    Loss of O-GlcNacyation Supresses the Activity of a skn-1 Gain-of-Fucnction Mutant. Christian Turner University of Southern California

1095B    Probing Mechanisms of Selective Autophagy Relevant to Aging. Ee Phie Tan Sanford Burnham Prebys

1096C    A CUL4-DDB1 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex regulates both DNA repair and oxidative stress responses. Brett Spatola University of Southern California

1097A    The Role of ELT-7 in Mediating Lifespan Extension by Enhancing Intestinal Barrier Function. Tanuja Peiris Buck Institute for Research in Aging

1098B    High throughput exopher whole genome RNAi screening with machine vision. Ilija Melentijevic Rutgers

1099C    MitoNEET as a therapeutic target to treat neural circuit decline in Alzheimer's Disease. Jacob Boos West Virginia University

1100A    Folic acid based Carbon Dots increase lifespan. jian huang soochow university

1101B    Discovering regulators of neuropeptide signaling. Jacqueline Lo Buck Institute for Research on Aging

1102C    The selective autophagy receptor p62/SQST-1 exerts tissue-specific effects on PolyQ aggregation. Reina Lee Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

1103A    Investigating the role of oxytocin signaling in aging. Katelyn Adam Buck Institute for Research on Aging

1104B    Reduced protein translation leads to hypoxia resistance in germline ablated animals. Marc Van Gilst University of Washington

1105C    Changes to the C. elegans Gut Microbiome Associated with Aging. Juhyun Cho UC Berkeley

1106A    Disruption of mitochondrial dynamics increases stress resistance through activation of multiple stress response pathways in C. elegans. Thomas Liontis McGill University

1107B    3-METHYL-3-BUTEN-1-OL (ISOPRENOL) confers longevity and stress tolerance in CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS. Swapnil Pandey CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute

1108C    Impact of Meiotic-Gene Mutations on Lifespan and Health Span. Thayjas Patil University of Pittsburgh

1109A    Mitochondrial metabolic switch during aging resulted in the disturbed myofiber connectivity in C. Elegans. Farida Nirmala University of Science and Technology

1110B    Protein kinase MEKK-3 mediates genetic and physiological activation of cytoprotective pathways in extracellular matrix mutants. Keon Wimberly University of Florida

1111C    Ca2+ overload due to mitochondrial dysfunction causes muscle ECM degradation. Atsushi Higashitani Tohoku University

1112A    Measuring ageing during life not death: Automated quantification of movement provides a novel approach to discover drugs that slow ageing. David Weinkove Durham University

1113B    Sptl-1 Knockdown to Test Sphingolipid Function on Adult Physiology. Julia Witkowski Juniata College

1114C    Indoles from commensal bacteria extend healthspan. robert Sonowal emory university

1232A    Different steroid hormones modulate protein homeostasis in Caenorhabditis elegans by cell-nonautonomous signalling. Ana Pilar Gómez Escribano Health research institute La Fe

Physiology - Metabolism

1121A    Sphingolipidomic Analysis of C. elegans Reveals Development- and Environment-dependent Metabolic Features. Xiaoxiang Cheng University of Macau

1122B    Identifying (Lipid) Metabolic Alterations That Activate The UPR-ER In vivo. Jiaming Xu UBC

1123C    Identification of the ubiquinone pathway as a suppressor of Myotonic Dystrophy-associated toxicity. Joana Teixeira Biotechnology Institute, University of Helsinki

1124A    Using C. elegnas as a model to study the physiology roles of G6DP in development. Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu Chang Gung University

1125B    The ER chaperone ENPL-1 acts outside the ER to promote insulin secretion in concert with oxidized ASNA-1. Agnieszka Podraza Gothenburg University

1126C    Characterizing the roles of the ABC transporter MRP-1 in fat metabolism. Aneta Bilnicka Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

1127A    Utilizing the Genetic Diversity of C. elegans for Unknown Metabolite Identification. Amanda Shaver University of Georgia

1128B    Understanding Multiple Mitochondrial Dysfunctions Syndrome with C. elegansUnderstanding Multiple Mitochondrial Dysfunctions Syndrome with C. elegans. Peter Kropp NIDDK, NIH

1129C    Investigating the mechanism of the cell-nonautonomous roles of nuclear hormone receptor NHR-49 in the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans. Saebom Kwon Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine

1130A    Mutation in a novel P. aeruginosa acyl-CoA dehydrogenase enhances mitochondrial UPR activity and host survival during infection. Siraje Mahmud University of Texas Arlington

1131B    The mitophagy receptor FUNDC1 contributes to hypoxia-reoxygenation injury in C. elegans. Yunki Lim University of Rochester Medical Center

1132C    Glucose metabolism among different tissues regulates mating performance and durability. Yufeng Wan Texas A&M University

1133A    Understanding muscle dysfunction associated with purine nucleotide cycle deficiencies. Latisha Franklin Pennsylvania State University

1134B    A Phenotypic C. elegans Screen To Identify Selective Suppressors of Antipsychotic-induced Weight Gain and Overeating. Michael Petrascheck The Scripps Research Insitute

1135C    Mitochondrial content determines lifespan through metabolic reprogramming. Eirini Lionaki IMBB-FORTH

1136A    WormJam, a consensus genome-scale metabolic model. Celia Raimondi Babraham Institute

1137B    A delicate balance between bacterial iron and reactive oxygen species supports optimal C. elegans development. Jingyan zhang University of Massachusetts Medical School

1138C    Muscle-Specific Transcriptome Rearrangements During the Progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in C. elegans. Marco Mangone Arizona State University

1139A    Investigating the Effects of Bacterial Metabolites on Host Lipid Metabolism. Dilip Yadav Umass, Medical School

1140B    New diets challenge the connection between food on life history traits and lifespan. Nicole Stuhr University of Southern California

1141C    Cadmium is an activating ligand of HIZR-1. Brian Earley Washington University in Saint Louis

1142A    A let-23 gain-of-function mutant suppresses lipid synthesis via the LET-60/ Ras pathway and the lipid synthesis transcription factor SBP-1. Matt Crook Texas A&M University-San Antonio

1143B    Worms, drugs, and the anaerobic electron transport chain: the road to anthelmintic drug discovery. Samantha Del Borrello University of Toronto

1144C    Cytosolic iron–sulfur protein assembly (CIA) is important for pyrimidine metabolism and immortal germline in C. elegans. Xiao Li University of Calgary

1145A    Labeling Reactive Metabolites in C. elegans Reveals Novel Niacin Bearing Ascarosides Associated with Longevity. Henry Le Cornell University

1146B    Modular pheromone assembly by hydrolase-like enzymes in C. elegans gut granules. Chester Wrobel Cornell Univeristy Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

1147C    Tissue specific functions of adenylosuccinate lyase. AbdulKareem AlShaheeb Pennsylvania State University

1148A    Cholesterol is required for proper immunity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. Benson Otarigho OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

1149B    Modulation of metabolism by FSTR-1/F57F4.3 and FSTR-2/F57F4.4. Morris Maduro University of California, Riverside

1150C    Biosynthesis of the nemamides in C. elegans. Rebecca Butcher University of Florida

1151A    Does mitochondrial toxicant exposure during development cause later life consequences that are inherited by the next generation? Christina Bergemann Duke University

1152B    The Role of NHR-49/PPARα in Modulation of Mitochondrial Function in Long-lived Germline-less Animals. Hye Jin Hwang University of Pittsburgh

1153C    Culinary spices reduce the body fat content of Caenorhabditis elegans. Abdullah Almotayri Latrobe University

1154A    Nematode-derived metabolite ascr#18 mediates plant-nematode interactions. Francisco Tenjo Cornell University

1155B    Identification and regulation of surface barrier lipid composition of C. elegans by the DBL-1/TGF- β signaling pathway. Bhoomi Madhu Texas Woman's University

1156C    Caenorhabdidtis elegans mitochondrial bionergetics during development: advances using the Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer. Danielle Mello Duke University

1157A    In vitro production of prostaglandins and their effects on sperm motility in C. elegans. Ekta Tiwary University of Alabama at Birmingham

1158B    Incomplete proline catabolism depletes FAD pools and abolishes male sperm competitive advantages. Chia-An Yen University of Southern California

1159C    Sulfolipids from P. pacificus. Maro Kariya Boyce Thompson Institute and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

1160A    A rapid untargeted technique for identifying activated compounds in living systems. Yan Yu Cornell University

1161B    Defining the impact of O-GlcNAc on fertility of C. elegans males. Daniel Konzman NIH - NIDDK

1162C    Mutations affecting metal homeostasis in C. elegans. Xavier Anderson Washington University in St. Louis

Physiology - Novel Technologies

1163A    3D cellular imaging in behaving C. elegans by Sub-voxel-resolving Light-sheet Add-on Microscopy. Yi Li College of Life Science & Technology, HUST

1164B    Development of a worm picking robot. Anthony Fouad University of Pennsylvania

1165C    3D cellular imaging in behaving C. elegans by Sub-voxel-resolving Light-sheet Add-on Microscopy. Lili Chen Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1166A    Automated high-throughput analysis of C. elegans aging using the Worm Collective Activity Monitoring Platform (WormCamp). Christopher Fang-Yen University of Pennsylvania

1167B    Functional evaluation of muscle contractile apparatus genes in C. elegans using burrowing and NemaFlex assays. Leila Lesanpezeshki Texas Tech University

1168C    Resolving subtle mutant and treatment effects through pharyngeal pumping variability assessment in the nematode c. elegans. Michael Harris California State University Long Beach

1169A    WormBeat: A Strategy to evaluate Pharyngeal Pumping Variability in the Nematode C. elegans. Michael Harris California State University Long Beach

1170B    NemaLife Machine: An automated microfluidic system for whole-life studies in C. elegans. Taslim Anupom Texas tech University

1171C    CeleScreen: Innovative method of assessing toxicity in whole organism. Song-Hua Lee Celescreen SAS

1172A    Developing new cures for soil-transmitted helminth infections. Hanchen Li University of Massachusetts Medical School

1173B    Looking for anthelmintics and their drug targets through a new lens, literally. Taylor Davie University of Toronto

Physiology - Pathogenesis

1174C    Caenorhabditis elegans flight and fight response to pathogenic bacteria. Varsha Singh Indian Institute of Science

1175A    Caenorhabditis elegans-bacteria interactions: Neuronal Control of Innate Immune Response. Anjali Gupta Indian Institute of Science

1176B    Nuclear hormone receptor NHR-49 shapes immune-metabolic response of Caenorhabditis elegans to Enterococcus faecalis infection. Madhumanti Dasgupta Indian Institute of Science

1177C    Deciphering the interactions between skin-penetrating parasitic nematodes and bacteria. Taylor Brown UCLA

1178A    The fatty acid oleate is required for innate immune activation and pathogen defense in Caernohabditis elegans. Sarah Anderson University of Massachusetts Medical School

1179B    Immunoglobulin-like and leucine rich repeat domains protein, IGLR-2, is required for defense against Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection in C. elegans. Cheng-Ju Kuo National Cheng Kung University

1180C    A fight-and-flight response against bacterial pathogens in Caenorhabditis elegans. Jogender Singh Oregon Health & Science University

1181A    Use of C. elegans as an Animal Model to Study Shigella Pathogenesis. Pamodha Somasiri The Australian National University

1182B    Deciphering the responses of skin-penetrating nematodes to carbon dioxide. Navonil Banerjee University of California Los Angeles

1183C    Effect of Triclosan on Odorant Avoidance. Edith Myers Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus

1184A    Inhibition of mul-1 Results in Reduced Accumulation of Bacteria and Enhanced Resistance to Pathogens During C. elegans Infection. Casandra Hoffman Oregon Health and Science University

1185B    Prednisone improves mitochondrial function but not excitation contraction coupling in dys-1. Rebecca Ellwood University of Nottingham

1186C    Characterizing the impact and regulation of host lipid metabolism on microsporidia infection in Caenorhabditis elegans . JiHae Jeon University of Toronto

1187A    Identification of mitochondrial UPR regulated genes that protect the host during pathogen infection. Mohammed Adnan Qureshi University of Texas at Arlington

1188B    The CDK-1-formin signal axis confers the microvillar effacement during enterohemorrhagic E. coli infection. Cheng Rung Huang National Cheng Kung University

1189C    Redundant functions of ugt genes in modulating benzimidazole sensitivity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Nidhi Sharma University of Calgary

1190A    Genetic basis of the interaction between Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Caenorhabditis elegans from both host and pathogen perspectives. Leah Radeke University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1191B    Identification and characterization of a Caenorhabditis elegans gene that provides resistance to microsporidia. Hala Tamim El Jarkass University of Toronto

1192C    A comparison of methods used to asses bacterial virulence in Caenorhabditis elegans using a collection of clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. Mercedes Di Bernardo McMaster University

1193A    Determinants of Signaling Specificity for DBL-1/BMP in the Immune Response of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Emma Ciccarelli Queens College

1194B    A transcriptional response leads to inherited immunity to microsporidia. Winnie Zhao University of Toronto

1195C    The neuropeptide receptor NMUR-1 mediates distinct innate immune responses to different pathogens in Caenorhabditis elegans. Phillip Wibisono Washington State University

1196A    Effect of altering gravity on TGF-beta signaling during organogenesis and innate immunity in the model animal C. elegans. Loganathan Vigneshwari Yonsei University

1197B    Exploring the role of clec-4 and its paralogs in C. elegans immunity. Barbara Pees Zoological Institute

1198C    Olfactory neuron protein promotes intestinal immune homeostasis to ensure evolutionary fitness. Kyle Foster UMass Medical School

1199A    Regulation of host defense responses by nuclear hormone receptors in C. elegans upon S. aureus infection. Debanjan Goswamy University of Massachusetts Medical School

1200B    Robust phenotyping of a C. elegans model of muscular dystrophy reveals clinically relevant phenotypes and drug responses. Jennifer Hewitt Texas Tech University

1201C    Carnobacterium inhibits a bacterium innocuous for its fish natural host kills Caenorhabditis elegans. Carolaing Gabaldon Universidad Mayor

1202A    Modeling Long-QT Syndrome in C. elegans. Rosie Bauer National Institutes of Health

1203B    High-throughput phenotyping of C elegans wild isolates reveals specific resistance and susceptibility traits with multiple microsporidia species. Calvin Mok University of Toronto

1204C    Linking mitochondrial dysfunction during development with pathogen resistance later in life. Danielle Mello Duke University

1205A    Target molecules of Bacillus thuringiensis crystal proteins in C. elegans. YouMie Kim University of Massachusetts Medical School

1206B    Modeling NGLY1 Deficiency in C. elegans. Carina Graham National Institutes of Health

1207C    Developmental slowing of Caenorhabditis elegans larvae on Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain CF18. Zeynep Mirza University of Massachusetts Medical School

1208A    Role of ATP-binding cassette transporters in immunity. Jonathan Lalsiamthara Oregon Health & Science University

1209B    Physical exertion exacerbates deterioration in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Kiley Hughes Illinois State University

1210C    Developing nematode-specific kinase inhibitors to combat parasitic nematodes. Jessica Knox University of Toronto

1211A    Development of a novel assay to identify genes involved in host infection by parasitic nematodes. Andres Vidal-Gadea Illinois State University

1212B    A new Enterobacteriaceae species that binds to the intestinal epithelial cells in the lumen of C. elegans and C. briggsae. Emily Morgan San Diego State University

1213C    Cocoa reduces Amyloid-β toxicity and increases lifespan in a transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans. Munagamage Dona Mihiri Munasinghe La Trobe University

1214A    Characterizing role of the DBL-1/TGF-β signaling pathway in innate immune defenses in C. elegans against a panel of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria. Bhoomi Madhu Texas Woman's University

1215B    Muscle degeneration precedes neurodegeneration in a C. elegans models of spinal muscular atrophy. James Julian Doyle RI-MUHC

1216C    Role of host damage in the interactions between P. aeruginosa and C. elegans. Alejandro Vasquez-Rifo UMass Medical School

1217A    Learning from dysbiosis: host genetic regulators of the microbiome converge on alimentary system function. Mario Loeza Cabrera Baylor College of Medicine

1218B    Fighting helminth parasites using microbial toxins and natural compounds. Hala Zahreddine Fahs NYU Abu Dhabi

1219C    Burrowing as a Genetic Screen of Neuromuscular Functioning in Caenorhabditis elegans. Matthew LeBlanc Texas Tech University

1220A    Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for searching compounds capable of preventing Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3. Maria Elena Regonesi University Milano-Bicocca

1221B    P. aeruginosa transcriptome during C. elegans infection and dynamical network modeling of the pathogen response. Ayush Ranawade Harvard University and Northeastern University

1222C    Discovery of a Buttiauxella species that adhere to intestinal cells may represent a commensal microbe of wild C. elegans. Jonah Faye Longares San Diego State University