Worm Breeder's Gazette 15(4): 14 (October 1, 1998)
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Department of Neuroscience, AECOM, Bronx, NY 10461
Our laboratory has specialized in EM studies of C. elegans for many years, often working in collaboration with other labs. An NIH Biotechnology Resource grant will now support these studies, so that we can maintain a high level of technical services to the C. elegans community at lower costs to our collaborators. We have hired two experienced EM technicians who are becoming familiar with C. elegans anatomy. They are now helping in new research projects. The Center has three main objectives in working with the C. elegans community: 1. EM studies of C. elegans anatomy, in wild type and in mutants. 2. ImmunoEM studies to localize antibodies in wild type and mutant C. elegans tissues. 3. An atlas of C. elegans anatomy, including a compendium of high quality EM images, which we expect to distribute on CDs, at a website, and possibly as a book. Although the number of EM projects done by the Center will increase, we will also facilitate advanced EM procedures done at your home institutions. We are eager to train students in EM methods so that these techniques can be more broadly utilized on C. elegans. We will post updated versions of our EM protocols at the Center's website, and we are happy to answer your questions regarding C. elegans anatomy. New research projects involving the Center will generally require payment of related direct and indirect costs via a subcontract, esp. for microscope maintenance fees. Where eligible, salary support for Center personnel will be split between this subcontract and the Center grant. The Center has taken on 7 subcontracts during 1998. Center personnel: David H. Hall, Ph.D. Director email@example.com Gloria Stephney, B.S. EM Technician Hong-Feng Zhang, M.S. EM Technician firstname.lastname@example.org Agness Miller undergraduate Eileen German undergraduate Center Website (under construction): http://www.aecom.yu.edu/wormem/ David H. Hall Center for C. elegans Anatomy 1410 Pelham Parkway Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY 10461 lab (718) 430-2195 scope (718) 430-4027 FAX (718) 430-8821