Image of the Month: The laboratory worm, C. elegans
What is transparent, as long as a credit card is thick and helps solve science mysteries?
The laboratory worm, Caenorhabditis elegans!
Al Baylor College of Medicine, the laboratory of Dr. Meng Wang is dedicated to advance our knowledge on the fundamental mechanisms of somatic aging, lipid metabolism and reproductive senescence, and C. elegans is one of her major contributors.
Ongoing projects in the Wang lab include:
(1) Investigating the systemic role of lipid signaling in the regulation of longevity
(2) Studying the mechanistic link governing the signaling crosstalk between bacteria and host mitochondria
(3) Characterizing the cellular and molecular mechanism regulating reproductive homeostasis during aging
(4) Analyzing lipid dynamics using quantitative SRS label-free imaging
Dr. Meng Wang is Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging, professor of molecular and human genetics and the Huffington Center On Aging and member of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor.
Interested in Wang’s research, here are some of her recent publications:
- Light-activated genes illuminate the role of gut microbes in longevity.
- Watch that smell! Scents can regulate fat storage.
- A worm’s lessons for a longer, healthier life.
- Bacteria and mitochondria have a common language.