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RESEARCH PRODUCTS:​​​​​​​​​​​​​

[* undergraduate, ** high school, §equal contributors, ISU student]​
Peer Reviewed Publications
Hughes K, Rodriguez A, Flatt K, Sneha R, Schuler A*, Rodemoyer B*, Veerappan V, Cuciarone K*, Kullman A**, Lim C**, Gutta N**, Vemuri S*, Andriulis V*, Niswonger D*, Barickman L*, Stein W, Singhvi A, Schroeder N, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2019. Physical exertion exacerbates decline in the musculature of an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. PNAS. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1811379116 PDF.

Gährs C, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2019. “Locomotion.” in Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior, Eds. Vonk J, Shackelford T. Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-55066-4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1450-1 PDF.

Vidal-Gadea AG, Bainbridge C, Clites B, Palacios B, Bakhtiari L, Gordon V, Pierce J. 2018Response to Comment on “Magnetosensitive neurons mediate geomagnetic orientation in Caenorhabditis elegans. eLife.  eLife 2018;7:e31414 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.31414 PDF​.

Bainbridge C, Rodriguez AMSchuler 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 DOI10.1016/j.jphysparis.2016.12.002 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 DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2016.02.023 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. DOI: 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):357-368DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12217 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. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1322512111 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2013.07.003 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. DOI:  10.4161/cib.20978 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. DOI: 10.4161/worm.19148 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)17504-9DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1108673108 PDF

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. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00510.2009  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. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2008.12.002 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2007.06.002​ PDF​

Other Publications​
Rodriguez AM§, Hughes K§, Schuler A*, Rodemoyer B*, Bainbridge C, Barickman L*, Cuciarone K*, Kullman A**, Lim C**, Gutta N**, Giliana Y*, Sathyamurthy L**, Singaraju S**, Vemuri S*, Andriulis V*, Niswonger D*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Intracellular calcium dysregulation precedes muscle decline in C. elegans modeling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. bioRxiv. DOI:10.1101/360388 PDF​

Bainbridge C, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Animal heading calculator. GitHub. 10.5281/zenodo.1002304​

Vidal-Gadea AG, Caldart C, Bainbridge C, Clites B, Palacios B, Bakhtiari L, Gordon V, Golombek D, Pierce J. 2018. Temporal and spatial factors that influence magnetotaxis in C. elegans. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/252700 PDF​.

Presentations:

STUDENT TALKS
Rodriguez AM, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Using C. elegans to model muscular and neurological deficits of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar, Normal, IL. ​

Bainbridge C, McDonald J*, Benefield Z*, Barickman L*, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea A. 2018. Behavioral search strategy optimization to cues of distinct physical nature. Chicago Area Worm Meeting, University of Illinois, Chicago IL.​

Bainbridge CBracht 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 CBarickman 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. 

PI INVITED TALKS
“Detection and orientation to magnetic fields by a multimodal sensory neuron.” Gordon Research Conference, Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution, and Neurobiology. Multimodal Strategies for Behavioral Control: Molecules, Neurons, Circuits and Behavior, VT, 2019.

"Small animals and small force fields: orientation to the earth’s magnetic field by the nematode C. elegans" Wabash College, IN, 2019.

“Investigating the biological basis for magnetic field detection”. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2018.

“Behavioral, cellular, and neural bases of magnetic orientation in the nematode C. elegans.” Murray State University, KY, 2018.

“Using the nematode C. elegans to study the behavioral, cellular, and molecular basis of magnetic field detection and orientation” 1st Latin American Worm Meeting, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2017. 

“Genetic and behavioral basis of magnetic orientation in the nematode C. elegans” 114th International Titisee Conference: Molecules and mechanisms of magneto, thermo, and mechano sensation. Titisee, Black Forest, Germany, 2016.
 
“Detection and orientation to Earth’s magnetic field by the nematode C. elegans” II Meeting of Neuroethology in the Southern Cone, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2016. 

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

“Molecular and neuronal basis of magnetic field detection” University of Illinois at Chicago, Rockford, IL, 2015. 

“Geographical tuning in magnetotactic response across C. elegans wild-type isolates” 20th International C. elegans Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.

“Magnetic orientation in C. elegans is mediated by a pair of magnetosensitive neurons” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas, 2014.

“Dopamine and serotonin are responsible for locomotor gait transitions in C. elegans” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas, 2014.

"Magnetic orientation in worms: behavior, neurons, and molecules" Brain, Behavior and Evolution Seminar. UT Austin, Texas, 2013.

"Biogenic amines mediate the transition between motor gaits" Brain, Behavior and Evolution Lecture. UT Austin, Texas, 2013.

“Magnetotaxis in C. elegans” 19th International C. elegans Meeting. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2013 (Plenary Talk).

“Detection and orientation to Earth’s magnetic field by the nematode C. elegans” Department of Biology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2013.

C. elegans selects distinct crawling and swimming gaits via dopamine and serotonin” 18th International C. elegans Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011


CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
Benefield Z*, Willis B*, Fritz A*, Barickman L, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Effects of Martian physics on terrestrial organisms. Chicago Area Worm Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Hughes K, Rodriguez AM, Tragresser K*, Schweickert J*, Kullman A**, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. C. elegans as a Neurological Model for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Chicago Area Worm Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Owoyemi T*, Owoyemi K*, Paluzzi B*, Bainbridge C, Hall D, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. The search for magnetic particles in C. elegans. Illinois LSAMP Symposium, Lisle, IL.

Gährs C, Benson A, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Transgenic crustaceans: Adaptation of modern molecular technology to the study of neural function in decapods. Genes, Brain, & Behavior Meeting, Rochester, MN.

Benson A, Gährs C, Vidal-Gadea AG, Stein W. 2018. Behavioral consequences of RNAi-mediated suppression of electrical coupling in Marbled crayfish. Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Benefield Z*, Willis B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Effects of the Mars magnetic field on survival rates in C. elegans. McLean County STEM Gala, Normal, IL.

Lim C**, Singaraju S**, Malavia M**, Rodriguez AM, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Swimming delays loss of mobility in animals modeling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. McLean County STEM Gala, Normal, IL.

Kullman A**, Gutta N**, Sathyamurthy L**, Rodriguez AM, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. The effect of varying the level of exercise on animals modeling muscular dystrophy. McLean County STEM Gala, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, McDonald J*, Benefield Z*, Barickman L*, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea A. 2018. Optimization of behavioral search strategies to cues of distinct physical natures. Genes, Brain, & Behavior Meeting, Rochester, MN.

Risi G, Ausmus E*, Salinas G, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Development of a novel assay to identify genes involved in host infection by parasitic nematodes. Chicago Area Worm Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Owoyemi T*, Owoyemi K*, McDonald J*, Barickman L*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. The search for magnetic particles in C. elegans. Chicago Area Worm Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Villarreal M*, Goel S*, Seitz N*, Vidal-Gadea A, Edwards K. 2018. Characterizing dystrophin's organization and functional network in Drosophila egg chamber development. Society for Developmental Biology Meeting, Portland OR

Gährs C, Benson A, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Construction of molecular tools for the study of gene and neural function in Decapods. Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, Caldart C, Clites B, Palacios B, Bakhtiari L, Stein W, Golombek A, Pierce J, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Investigating internal state driven decision making using C. elegans magnetic orientation. Graduate Symposium, Normal IL.

Hughes K, Ahlers S*, Arteman C*, Burdette H*, Hanrahan D*, Kurczewski J*, Malinski J*, Melvin R*, Mota J*, Niswonger D*, Olszowy P*, Omotunwashe S*, Packard C*, Penza M*, Perry R*, Robledo S*, Shawd K*, Smith T*, Webb T*, Westbrook M*, Winter H*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018 Using C. elegans to teach the genetic basis of disease and behavior. Chicago Area Worm Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Benson A, Gährs C, Vidal-Gadea A, Stein W. 2018. Behavioral effects of RNAi-mediated silencing of gap junction proteins in Marbled crayfish. Genes, Brain, & Behavior Meeting, Rochester, MN.

Jackson J*, Patel P*, Ahssan U*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. The role of the nematode homolog of the mechanoreceptor PIEZO2 (pezo-1) in proprioception. Illinois LSAMP Symposium, Lisle, IL.

Burrell N*, Ashford M, Collins M*, Rasmussen S*, Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Construction of RNA interference plasmids to silence isoforms of herc-1 in C. elegans to investigate Angelman Syndrome. Illinois LSAMP Symposium, Lisle, IL.

Risi G, Ausmus E*, Salinas G, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2018. Development of a novel assay to identify genes involved in host infection by parasitic nematodes. Genes, Brain, & Behavior Meeting, Rochester, MN.

Tragresser K*, Rodriguez AM, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Modeling the Neurological Effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. BSSA Symposium, Normal, IL.

Sutter B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Role of mechanoreceptors in the production of rhythmic locomotion. BSSA Symposium, Normal, IL.

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. elegans. International C. elegans Meeting, UCLA, CA.

Gährs C, Benson A, Städele C, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Marbled crayfish: a new genetic model organism for understanding neuromodulator influence on network dynamics. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL.

Benson A, Städele C, Gährs C, Vidal-Gadea AG. Stein W. 2017. Behavioral consequences of RNAi-mediated suppression of innexin gene expression in Marbled Crayfish. Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, McDonald J*, Benfield Z*, Padia S*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Behavioral motifs for magnetic orientation in the nematode C. elegans. Graduate Symposium, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, McDonald J*, Benfield Z*, Padia S*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Investigating behavioral strategies for magnetic orientation in C. elegans. Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

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

Gährs C, Städele C, Benson A, Stein W, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2017. Establishing genetic transformation for comparative studies of neuromodulator actions in marbled crayfish. Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Benson A, Städele C, Gährs C, Vidal-Gadea AG. Stein W. 2017. Behavioral consequences of RNAi-mediated suppression of innexin gene expression in Marbled Crayfish. Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

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

Rodriguez AM, 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. 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. 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. Biological Sciences Student Association Symposium, Normal, IL.

Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. A C. elegans model for Angelman syndrome. Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, Barickman L*, Bracht B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Magnetotactic behavior of the nematode C. elegans. Illinois State University Graduate Symposium, Normal, IL.

Barickman L*, Bracht B*, Bainbridge C, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Proximate causes of biological magnetic orientation investigated in C. elegans. Illinois State University Graduate Symposium, Normal, IL.

Gährs C, Vidal-Gadea A, Stein W, Städele C. 2016, The parthenogenetic marbled crayfish: a new model system for studying molecular underpinnings of neuromodulation. International Congress of Neuroethology, Montevideo, Uruguay

Gährs C*, Vidal-Gadea AG, Stein W, Städele C. 2016. The parthenogenetic marbled crayfish: a new model system for studying molecular underpinnings of neuromodulation. Graduate 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. C. elegans suppressor mutant rescues muscular degeneration in the nematode model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Illinois State University Graduate Symposium, Normal, IL.

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

Bainbridge C, Barickman L*, Ahlert A*, Bracht B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Behavioral characterization of magnetotaxis in the nematode C. elegans. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Bainbridge C, Barickman L*, Bracht B*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2016. Magnetotactic behavior of the nematode C. elegans. Graduate 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. C. elegans suppressor mutant rescues muscular degeneration in the nematode model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 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. elegans. 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. 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. 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. Graduate School Symposium, Normal, IL.

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

Bainbridge C, Papoulas 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. Illinois State University Graduate Symposium, Normal, IL.

Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Investigation of the role of the nematode UBE3A ortholog leads to severe neurological impairments in a C. elegans model of Angelman syndrome. Annual Animal Behavior Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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. Annual 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. Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Bainbridge C, Papoulas O, Boutz D, Marcotte E, Pierce-Shimomura JT, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. The magnetotactic response of C. elegans wild-type isolates displays adaptations across different geographical regions. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 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. Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Khalil M*, Vidal-Gadea AG. 2015. Molecular machinery responsible for C. elegans detection of earth’s magnetic fields. 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. 20th International C. elegans Meeting at UCLA, CA.

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

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2012. “Geomagnetotactic behavior in a nematode” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2012. “Caenorhabditis elegans selects distinct crawling and swimming gaits via dopamine and serotonin” 10th International Congress of Neuroethology, College Park, MD.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2012. “Variability in magnetotactic ability correlates with global field properties 10th International Congress of Neuroethology, College Park, MD.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2010. “A Role for Dopamine in Switching Locomotory Patterns in C. elegans.” Neuronal Development, Synaptic Function & Behavior C. elegans Topic Meeting, Madison, WI.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2009. “Neural Mechanisms for Switching Locomotory Patterns in C. elegans.” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2009. “Processing of proprioceptive inputs in the locust: quantitative analysis of the responses of spiking local interneurones in the metathoracic ganglion.” Eighth Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2007. “Forwards locomotion in spider crabs.” Eighth International Congress of Neuroethology, Vancouver, Canada.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2005. "Innervation of the walking legs of the crab Libinia emarginata." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2005.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2004. "Comparative studies of walking in crabs: I. Neuromuscular anatomy." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, USA.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2003. "The remotor neuromusculature of the uropod propodite in crayfish: Differential innervation and activation of heads." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Vidal-Gadea AG. 2003. "Isolation of magnetic particles from the tissue of the sea slug, Tritonia diomedea" Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto ON, Canada.