We are a group of scientists interested in using the nematode C. elegans to understand biology.

Participating Labs:

Anna Allen, Orna Cohen-Fix, Ann Corsi, Harb Dhillon, David Eisenmann, Andy Golden, Andrew Gordus, Eric Haag, Iqbal Hamza, John Hanover Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert, Antony Jose, Byung-Eun Kim, John Kim, Yumi Kim, Michael Krause, Katherine McJunkin, Mervyn Monteiro, Kevin O'Connell, Damien O'Halloran, Eyleen O'Rourke, Geraldine Seydoux, Diane Shakes, Hari Shroff, Harold Smith, Jessica Tanis, Bruce Vogel, Jiou Wang.

Where we meet:

We meet at BS004 in the Biological Sciences Building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Upcoming Meetings: All meetings begin at 9.00 am with food provided by speakers.


Jan 17th 2020: Ariel Parker (Gordus Lab, JHU) & Andrew Folkmann (Seydoux Lab, JHU)

Jan 31st 2020: Justin Van Goor (Haag Lab, UMCP) & Ryan Christensen (Shroff Lab, NIBIB)

Feb 14th 2020: Abel Corver (Gordus Lab, JHU) & Helen Schmidt (Seydoux Lab, JHU)

Feb 28th 2020: Lauren Ryan (Haag Lab, UMCP) & Madeline Cassani (Seydoux Lab, JHU)

Mar 13th 2020: No Worm Club - COVID-19

Mar 27th 2020: No Worm Club - COVID-19

Dave Eisenmann captures the spirit of worm club and we go on virtually!

Apr 10th 2020: Amanda Ray (Gordus Lab, JHU) & Nathan Shugarts (Jose Lab, UMCP)

Apr 24th 2020: Daphne Knudsen (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Jocelyn Haversat (Yumi Kim Lab, JHU)

Schedule below is subject to change...

May 1st: Mid-Atlantic SBD meeting @ NIH

May 8th 2020: Kala Puligilla (NIA/NIH) & Rachel Gill (Tanis Lab, UD)

May 22nd 2020: Mohammad Rahman (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK) & Acadia Grimme (McJunkin Lab, NIDDK)

Jun 5th 2020: Mary Chey (Jose Lab, UMCP) & Ryan Gleason (Chen Lab, JHU) [NOTE: meeting in Lecture Hall One]

Jun 19th 2020: Sarah Guagliardo (O’Connell Lab, NIDDK) & Sijung Yun (Genomics Core, NIDDK)

Jul 3rd 2020: No WormClub Meeting

Jun 17th 2020: Karl-Frederic Vieux (McJunkin Lab, NIDDK) & Prabhu Sankaralingam (O’Connell Lab, NIDDK) [NOTE: meeting in Lecture Hall One]

Jul 31st 2020: Andrea Putnam (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Tetsu Fukushige (Krause Lab, NIDDK)

Aug 14th 2020: Nirajan Bhandari (Jaramillo-Lambert Lab, UD) & TBA (Jaramillo-Lambert Lab, UD)

Aug 28th 2020: John Paul Ouyang (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Tao Cai (Golden Lab, NIDDK)

Sep 11th 2020: Dan Konzman (Hanover Lab, NIDDK) & Xiaojing Yuan (Hamza Lab, UMCP)

Sep 25th 2020: Michael Gruss (Corsi Lab, CUA) & Benedict Quagraine (Allen Lab, Howard U)

Oct 9th 2020: Harold Smith (Smith Lab, NIDDK) & Richa Maheshwari (Cohen-Fix Lab, NIDDK)

Oct 23rd 2020: Matt Hurlock (Yumi Kim Lab, JHU) & Peter Kropp (Golden Lab, NIDDK)

Nov 6th 2020: Laura Thomas (Seydoux Lab, JHU) & Sohini Dutt (Hamza Lab, UMCP)

Nov 20th 2020: Josh Blundon (Yumi Kim Lab, JHU) & Rebekka Paisner (Gordus Lab, JHU)

Dec 4th 2020: Bing Yang (McJunkin Lab, NIDDK) & Alyshia Scholl (Seydoux Lab, JHU)


Past Meetings

Postdoc Positions Available!

Announcements (By Andy Golden)

Celebrating Antony's tenure with dinner at Carolina Kitchen. [clockwise from left]: Mike Krause, Matthew Buechner, David Eisenmann, Antony Jose, Geraldine Seydoux, Eric Haag, Bruce Vogel, Iqbal Hamza, Orna Cohen-Fix, Kevin O'Connell, Ann Corsi, Andy Golden, Anna Allen, Katherine McJunkin.

Geraldine Seydoux elected to the National Academy

Celebrating Geraldine's election to NAS with dinner at Ranazul. [clockwise from left]: Anna Allen, Eric Haag, Kevin O'Connell, Orna Cohen-Fix, Iqbal Hamza, Andy Golden, Bruce Vogel, Antony Jose, John Hanover, Harold Smith, Mike Krause, Geraldine Seydoux, Matthew Buechner. The night featured Guitar playing by Eric and an amazing rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's Summertime by Harold.

...@ Kevin O'Connell's hand-made bar

Hari Shroff wins award from President Obama for his work towards "Google Worm"!

Offer on WormLab software for tracking worms!

Worm story from Haag lab in New York Times!