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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.  We thus study how genes specify development and control stereotyped behavior, as well as the evolution of developmental and behavioral control mechanisms ... [more]

New Papers: Circuit activity during sleep!

Cho, J. Y.  and Sternberg, P. W. (2014). Multilevel modulation of a sensory motor circuit during C. elegans sleep and arousal. Cell, 156: 249-260.

Schwarz, E.M., Korhonen, P. K., Campbell, B.E., Young, N. D., Jex, A. R., Jabbar, A., Hall, R. S., Mondal, A., Howe, A.C., Pell, J., Hofmann, A., Boag, P. R., Zhu, X.-Q., Gregory, T. R., Loukasg, A., Williams, B. A., Antoshechkin, I., Brown, C. T., Sternberg, P. W., and Gasser, R. B. (2013). The genome and developmental transcriptome of the strongylid nematode Haemonchus contortus. Genome Biology 2013, 14:R89 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-8-r89

Memo Dillman, A. R., Cronin, C. J., Tang, J., Gray, D. A., and Sternberg, P. W. (2014). A modified mole cricket lure and description of Scapteriscus borellii (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) range expansion and calling song in California. Environ. Entomol., in press.

Harris TW, Baran J, Bieri T, Cabunoc A, Chan J, Chen WJ, Davis P, Done J, Grove C, Howe K, Kishore R, Lee R, Li Y, Muller HM, Nakamura C, Ozersky P, Paulini M, Raciti D, Schindelman G, Tuli MA, Auken KV, Wang D, Wang X, Williams G, Wong JD, Yook K, Schedl T, Hodgkin J, Berriman M, Kersey P, Spieth J, Stein L, Sternberg PW. WormBase 2014: new views of curated biology. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24194605.

Chiu, H., Schwartz, H. T., Antoshechkin, I., and Sternberg, P. W. (2013). Transgene-free genome editing in Caenorhabditis elegans using CRISPR‑Cas.   Genetics, in press. Early online August 26, 2013, doi:10.1534/genetics.113.155879


Caltech Biology has started a new Systems Biology Program, and a new gradaute Program in Neurobiology.

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