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Welcome to the Sternberg Lab! 

Our laboratory is interested in the systems biology of nematodes.  We seek to understand how the properties of an organism are encoded in its genome.

Lab News

September 2017.  We were awared a  two-year grant from the NIH-NIMH to generate cGAL drivers for every neuron class and test them by perturbing neurons during male mating behavior.

January 2018.  We were featured in Caltech's news.  The article can be found here.

Strain/Reagent Requests

To request and published strain or reagent, please email Barbara Perry.  For unpublished strains or reagents, please email Paul Sternberg.

New Publications

1. Ghosh S, Vetrone SA, Sternberg PW. Non-neuronal cell outgrowth in C. elegans. Worm. 2017 Nov 14;6(3-4):e1405212. doi: 10.1080/21624054.2017.1405212. eCollection 2017. Review. PubMed PMID: 29238627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5721946.

2. Lee JS, Shih PY, Schaedel ON, Quintero-Cadena P, Rogers AK, Sternberg PW. FMRFamide-like peptides expand the behavioral repertoire of a densely connected nervous system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 12;114(50):E10726-E10735. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1710374114. Epub 2017 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 29167374; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5740649.

3. Ho MCW, Quintero-Cadena P, Sternberg PW. Genome-wide discovery of active regulatory elements and transcription factor footprints in Caenorhabditis elegans using DNase-seq. Genome Res. 2017 Dec;27(12):2108-2119. doi: 10.1101/gr.223735.117. Epub 2017 Oct 26. PubMed PMID: 29074739; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5741056.

4. Lee RYN, Howe KL, Harris TW, Arnaboldi V, Cain S, Chan J, Chen WJ, Davis P, Gao S, Grove C, Kishore R, Muller HM, Nakamura C, Nuin P, Paulini M, Raciti D, Rodgers F, Russell M, Schindelman G, Tuli MA, Van Auken K, Wang Q, Williams G, Wright A, Yook K, Berriman M, Kersey P, Schedl T, Stein L, Sternberg PW. WormBase 2017: molting into a new stage. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4;46(D1):D869-D874. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx998. PubMed PMID: 29069413; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5753391.

5. Schwartz, H.T., & Sternberg, P.W. A Toolkit of Engineered Recombinational Balancers in C. elegans. Trends Genet. 2018 doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2018.01.009.

6. Angeles-Albores D, Puckett Robinson C, Williams BA, Wold BJ, Sternberg PW. Reconstructing a metazoan genetic pathway with transcriptome-wide epistasis measurements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 12. pii: 201712387. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1712387115. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29531064.

7. Müller HM, Van Auken KM, Li Y, Sternberg PW. Textpresso Central: a customizable platform for searching, text mining, viewing, and curating biomedical literature. BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Mar 9;19(1):94. doi: 10.1186/s12859-018-2103-8. PubMed PMID: 29523070.

8, Artyukhin AB, Zhang YK, Akagi AE, Panda O, Sternberg PW, Schroeder FC. Metabolomic "Dark Matter" Dependent on Peroxisomal β-Oxidation in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Am Chem Soc. 2018 Feb 28;140(8):2841-2852. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b11811. Epub 2018 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 29401383.

New Micropublications

Whittaker A, Schindelman G, Gharib S, Sternberg PW.  (2017) sy680 a novel allele of pkd-2. Micropublication:Biology.  Dataset.

Liu K, Hajdu-Cronin YM, Chen A, Shindelman G, Whittaker A, Gharib S, Sternberg PW. (2017) Screening for C. elegans male copulation-defective mutants by the mating plug phenotype.  Micropubication:biology.  Dataset.

Hadju-Cronin YM, Liu KS, Barber L, Chamberlin HM, Boorstein W, Sternberg PW. (2017) Copulation defective mutants of C. elegans Micropublication:biology.  Dataset.

Whittaker A, Schindelman G, Gharib S, Sternberg PW.  (2017)  A new mutation with a polycyctin phenotypic spectrum in Caenorhabditits elegans.  Micropublication:biology.  Dataset.