Graduate Thesis Defense

Name:Skyler Hunter
Title:Studies assessing insulin signaling dependent neuronal morphology and novel animal sorting methods in a C. elegans model
Date:Monday, 2 July 2018
Location:Murie Bldg, rm 107
Major Professor:Abel Bult-Ito and Barbara Taylor


The purpose of this work is two-part. First, to investigate the role of and identify a list of significant target insulin-like peptides (ILPs) that influence the maintenance of neuronal morphology in an aged model and whether or not said morphology changes have bearing on neuronal function. Second, to address and devise a solution for common lab difficulties in maintaining large age-synchronous populations of the model organism, C. elegans, encountered within the research community.

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