3 Minute Thesis and Graduate Research Innovation Exchange

On February 16, 2024, WPI hosted two events for graduate students. At the 3 minute thesis (3MT) competition post-qualifying exam students present their thesis work in under 3 minutes with 1 static slide. At the Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE), students presented a poster of their work in their work and the attendees voted for […]

Research Experience for Teachers

From six weeks in the summer of 2023, we hosted two high school teachers, Rachel Adamsky and Tina Vlad, for a genuine Research Experience for Teachers funded by the NSF. This program was centered around Engineering for People and the Planet and was guided by the UN sustainability goals. Our goal was good health and […]

24th International C. elegans Meeting

On June 24-28, 2023, Jagan, Caroline, and Liz traveled to Glasgow, Scotland for the 24th International C. elegans Meeting. This was an exciting meeting for all, bringing together nearly 1700 scientists from around the world who all work with the model organism C. elegans. Caroline and Liz presented alongside 1300 posters presented in cell biology, […]

Happy 10th Birthday Srinivasan Lab

August 12, 2022 marks the 10th birthday of the Srinivasan Lab being at WPI! Over the years we have had: Triumphs Failures 4 PhD students 36 undergraduate students from WPI Countless high school volunteers 15 Major Qualifying Projects 20 publications and counting! National and international conference attendance Grant successes!! Biology summer camps for the past […]

European Worm Meeting

Caroline Muirhead and Elizabeth DiLoreto attended the European Worm Meeting July 27-30, 2022 in Vienna, Austria. There they each presented a poster to the community of worm scientists. They had a wonderful time connecting with collaborators and making new connections. See everyone at the next conference in 2024 in the Netherlands!

Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

At MALSI Day, July 21, 2022, Elizabeth DiLoreto represented our group and presented our patented work to deliver neuropeptides to C. elegans by feeding. Neuropeptides are small proteins that move between neurons to shape their activity. We have used this technology in a recent publication, Reilly, et al, 2021 Comms Bio, Figure 6D. So far this work has […]

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides graduate research funding to a select number of students each year across many fields of study. This competitive grant application also recognizes exceptional applications that do not receive funding in their Honorable Mentions recognition. For the 2022 cycle, Liz was recognized as an Honorable Mention for this award! Liz […]

Early Career Leadership with the GSA and Liz

Every year the Genetics Society of America (GSA) accepts a cohort of applicants to their Early Career Leadership Program. Members of this program are early career scientists, graduate students and post-docs, who gain professional development training and mentoring. Participants also serve on committees to further develop programming to address the needs and concerns of GSA […]

Caroline’s Crushing It!

Caroline is on a roll this year! After passing her qualifying exam this fall she’s been crushing the research game.  In December, she applied to participate in the Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) at WPI. This is a program that promotes the sharing of graduate research across departments at WPI. After the initial presentation online […]

Congratulations Caroline!

Third year PhD student Caroline Muirhead participated in WPI’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition this year and won! She was the runner up for the competition, presenting her work investigating how the simple decisions worms make can set the ground for understanding human behavior and neurodegeneration. She had 1 slide and 3 minutes to convince […]

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