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Publications:

[* undergraduate student   ** high school student   §equal contributors]​

Bainbridge C, Rodriguez A, Schuler A*, Cisneros M*, Vidal-Gadea AG​2016. Magnetic orientation in C. elegans relies on the integrity of the villi of the AFD magnetosensory neurons. J Physiology Paris 110:76-82 PDF​.​

Bainbridge C, Schuler A*, Vidal-Gadea AG​2016. Method for the assessment of neuromuscular integrity and burrowing choice in vermiform animals. J Neurosci Methods 264:40-46 PDF​.

Vidal-Gadea AG​, Ward K*, Beron C*, Ghorashian N, Gokce S, Russell J, Truong N**, Parikh A*, Gadea OE, Ben-Yakar A, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2015. Magnetosensitive neurons mediate geomagnetic orientation in Caenorhabditis elegans. eLife. 10.7554/eLife.07493 PDF

Beron C*§, Vidal-Gadea AG§, Cohen J, Parikh A*, Hwang G*, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2015The burrowing behaviour of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: A new assay for the study of neuromuscular disorders. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 14(4):357-368. PDF

Russell J, Vidal-Gadea AG, Makay A*, Laham R, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2014. Humidity sensation requires both mechanosensory and thermosensory pathways in C. elegans. PNAS. 111(22):8269-74. PDF

Vidal-Gadea AG, Belanger JH. 2013. The evolutionary transition to sideway-walking gaits in brachyurans was accompanied by a reduction in the number of motor neurons innervating proximal leg musculature. Arthropod Structure and Development. 42(6):443-454. PDF​
Vidal-Gadea AG, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2012. Conserved role of dopamine in the modulation of behavior. Journal of Communicative and Integrative Biology. 5(5)1-8. PDF

Vidal-Gadea AG, Davis S, Becker L*, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2012. Coordination of behavioral hierarchies during environmental transitions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Worm. 1(1)5-11. PDF​

Vidal-Gadea AG, Topper S, Young L, Crisp A, Kressin L*, Elbel E*, Maples T*, Brauner M, Erbguth K, Axelrod A, Gottschalk A, Siegel D, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2011Caenorhabditis elegans​ selects distinct crawling and swimming gaits via dopamine and serotonin. PNAS. 108(42)17504-9PDF

Vidal-Gadea AG, Xingjian J, Simpson D, Kondoh Y, Allen R, Newland PL. 2010. Coding characteristics of spiking local interneurons during imposed limb movements in the locust. J Neurophysiology. 103:603-15. PDF
Vidal-Gadea AG, Belanger JH. 2009. Muscular anatomy of the legs of the forward walking crab ​Libinia emarginata​ (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majoidea). Arthropod Structure and Development 38(3):179-94. PDF

Vidal-Gadea AG, Rinehart MD, Belanger JH. 2008. Skeletal adaptations for sideways and forwards walking by three decapod species. Arthropod Structure and Development 37(2):95-108. PDF​

Presentations:

STUDENT TALKS
Bainbridge C, Bracht B*Barickman L*,  Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Investigating neuromolecular and behavioral strategies for magnetic orientation in C. elegansPresented at the Animal Behavior Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

Bainbridge C, Barickman L*, Bracht B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Investigating neuromolecular and behavioral strategies for magnetic orientation in C. elegansPresented as at the School of Biological Sciences' Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL. 

Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Loss of function in the nematode UBE3A ortholog leads to neurological impairments in a C. elegans model of Angelman syndrome. Presented as an Honor's Thesis defense and at the School of Biological Sciences AND at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL. 

STUDENT POSTERS
Bainbridge C, McDonald J*, Benefield Z*, Padia S*, Barickman L*, Jackson J*, Hall D, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Investigation of the behavioral and cellular basis for magnetotaxis in C. elegansPresented at The 21st International C. elegans Meeting at UCLA, CA.

Rodriguez A, Schuler A*, Cuciarone K*, Hannan S*, Vemuri S*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Effect of exercise on the musculature of nematodes modeling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Presented at The 21st International C. elegans Meeting at UCLA, CA.

Fritz A*, Akahome O*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Investigating the effect of the Martian Magnetic field on terrestrial organisms. Presented at The Midwest C. elegans Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

McDonald J*, Benefield Z*, Padia S*, Bainbridge C, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Behavioral motifs underlying orientation to distinct environmental stimuli in C. elegans. Presented at The Midwest C. elegans Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

Rodriguez A, Schuler A*, Hannan S*, Cuciarone K*,  Vemuri S*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Modeling the muscular and neurological effects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using in C. elegans. Presented at The Midwest C. elegans Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.​

Fritz A*, Barickman L*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Investigating the effect of the Martian Magnetic field on terrestrial organisms. Presented at The Biological Sciences Student Association Symposium, Normal, IL.

Gährs C*, Benson A, Hernandez J*Städele C, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Marbled crayfish as a new genetic model organism for the study of causal relationships between genes, neuronal physiology, and behavior. Presented at The Biological Sciences Student Association Symposium, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, Barickman L*, Bracht B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Magnetotactic behavior of the nematode C. elegansPresented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium​, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL.

Barickman L*, Bracht B*Bainbridge C,  Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Proximate causes of biological magnetic orientation investigated in C. elegansPresented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium​, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL. 

Gährs C*, Vidal-Gadea AG, Stein W, Städele C. 2016. The parthenogenetic marbled crayfish: a new model system for studying molecular underpinnings of neuromodulation. Presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium​, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL.

Rodriguez AM, Barickman L*, Goel S*, Schuler A*, DeVries P*, Cisneros M*, Alvarado G*, Anastitis A*, Barsanti B*, DePerez J, Dickens S*, Esfahanian M, Jarris M*, Larson C, Mathis C*, Mecidor R, Mills S*, Oates B*, Pascalis T, Quintana E*, Telander T*, Young J*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016Presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium​, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL.

Barickman L*, Bracht B*Bainbridge C,  Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. AFD villi integrity is necessary for magnetic orientation by C. elegansPresented at the Animal Behavior Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Loss of function in the nematode UBE3A ortholog leads to neurological impairments in a C. elegans model of Angelman Syndrome. Presented at the Animal Behavior Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

Rodriguez AM, Barickman L*, Goel S*, Schuler A*, DeVries P*, Cisneros M*, Alvarado G*, Anastitis A*, Barsanti B*, DePerez J, Dickens S*, Esfahanian M, Jarris M*, Larson C, Mathis C*, Mecidor R, Mills S*, Oates B*, Pascalis T, Quintana E*, Telander T*, Young J*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. C. elegans suppressor mutant rescues muscular degeneration in the nematode model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Presented at the Animal Behavior Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

Rodemoyer BB*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Investigating the effects of excersice on the health of dystrophic musculature in C. elegansPresented as at the School of Biological Sciences Honor defense and at Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL. 

Rodriguez AM, Barickman L*, Goel S*, Schuler A*, DeVries P*, Cisneros M*, Alvarado G*, Anastitis A*, Barsanti B*, DePerez J, Dickens S*, Esfahanian M, Jarris M*, Larson C, Mathis C*, Mecidor R, Mills S*, Oates B*, Pascalis T, Quintana E*, Telander T*, Young J*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Rescue of muscular degeneration in an animal modeling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Presented as at the School of Biological Sciences' Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL. 

Bainbridge C, Vidal-Gadea AG,  Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2015. Investigating the molecular mechanism for magneto-transduction in C. elegans. Presented at The 20th International C. elegans Meeting at UCLA, CA.

Rickerd T*, Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Identification of proteins involved in the magnetotactic behavior of C. elegans. Presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium​, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL.

Nuccio D, Barickman L*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Is there a safe level of exercise for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?. Presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL.

    Bainbridge C, Paoulas O, Boutz D, Marcotte E, Pierce-Shimomura JT, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Magnetic transduction in Caenorhabditis elegans: identifying the molecular components necessary for magnetic field detection. Presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Symposium, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL.​
Bainbridge C, Khalil M*Rickerd T*, Ward K*, Beron C*, Ghoashian N, Gokce S, Papoulas O, Boutz D, Marcotte E, Ben-Yakar A, Pierce-Shimomura JT, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Magnetic orientation behavior of the nematode C. elegans. Presented at the 22nd Annual Indiana University Animal Behavior Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Bainbridge C, Rickerd T*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Dissecting the molecular basis for magnetic transduction in C. elegans. Presented at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.
Nuccio D, Barickman L*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Examining the cellular and motor effects of exercise in an animal model of Duchenne Muscular dystrophy. Presented at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.
Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Molecular machinery responsible for C. elegans detection of earth’s magnetic fields. Presented at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.
Vidal-Gadea AG, Beron C, Pierce-Shimomura JT. 2015. Burrowing in C. elegans used to study neuromuscular disorder models. Presented at The 20th International C. elegans Meeting at UCLA, CA, USA.​

Beron C*, Cohn J, Pierce-Shimomura JT, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Prevention of muscle decline in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Presented at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL​.​​​​​​​

PI TALKS
1st Latin American Worm Meeting, Montevideo, Uruguay. Using the nematode C. elegans to study thebehavioral, cellular, and molecular basis of magnetic field detection and orientation. February 22, 2017

114th International Titisee Conference: Molecules and mechanisms of magneto, thermo, and mechano sensation. Titisee, Black Forest, Germany. Genetic and behavioral basis of magnetic orientation in the nematode C. elegans. November 16, 2016

II Meeting of Neuroethology in the Southern Cone, Montevideo, Uruguay. Detection and orientation to Earth’s magnetic field by the nematode C. elegansMarch 30, 2016
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​Pateur Institute of Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay. Investigación de las bases neuromoleculares de la orientación magnética en el nematodo C. elegans​. March 29, 2016​

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Investigation of the neural and molecular basis of magnetic orientation in the nematode C. elegans. October 8, 2015

UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois, USA. Molecular and neuronal basis of magnetic field detection. September 3, 2015

20th International C. elegans Meeting at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Geographical tuning in magnetotactic response across C. elegans wild-type isolates.  June 25 2015
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