Colloquium: Baiocchi on the genetics of worms’ sense of smell

A cartoon of a worm sniffing different species of host insect in wine glasses

This week’s seminar in the Biology Colloquium series will be given by Tiffany Baiocchi, a postdoctoral researcher with the Hong Lab. Dr. Baiocchi’s doctoral research at UC Riverside focused on chemical sensing and behavior in insect-killing nematode worms and the closely related laboratory model Caenorhabditis elegans. Her talk will be titled "Coo-coo for Chemotaxis! The search for genetic influencers of resource-seeking olfactory behavior in nematodes".

Because CSUN has suspended large in-person meetings to help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus, this week’s Colloquium will be presented by videoconference on the Zoom service. You can watch the presentation starting at the usual time for colloquium seminars, Friday at 2pm, via this meeting link: (A password sent to Biology Department email lists is required. Following the link may prompt the installation of the Zoom app in order to display video.)