Worm Breeder's Gazette 15(4): 14 (October 1, 1998)

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Center for C. elegans Anatomy

David H. Hall

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
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	hall@aecom.yu.edu
        Gloria Stephney, B.S.	EM Technician		
        Hong-Feng Zhang, M.S.	EM Technician	hzhang@aecom.yu.edu
        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