May 31, 2022

Scientists have identified a new role for a protein complex at the center of a human genetic disorder called Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

The common model species C. elegans can sense airbornewaves
September 22, 2021

A common model species can sense sound waves without ears, providing a new tool for studying auditory sensation.

August 29, 2019

Researchers have identified the first known cold-sensing protein to respond to extreme cold.

January 2, 2019

Research from the LSI has uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increase frailty in tiny aging worms — and a way to slow it down.

May 21, 2018

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism.

C. Elegans on a petri dish
February 28, 2018

Cross-talk between tissues actively coordinates aging  in a common model organism.


LSI building
December 31, 2017

A round-up of media stories about LSI research and researchers from 2017.

Shawn Xu
November 20, 2017

LSI faculty member Shawn Xu was among the newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November 8, 2017

A previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence.

LSI building
December 31, 2016

A round-up of media stories about LSI research and researchers from 2016.

November 17, 2016

The new receptor protein has unusual characteristics that suggest potential future applications ranging from sunscreen to scientific research tools.

C. Elegans (HeitiPaves / Thinkstock)
November 8, 2016

How chemicals that cause damaging oxidation to the nervous system may actually improve sensory function at low doses

Shawn Xu
June 16, 2016

An LSI study identified a new type of alkaline sensor in nematodes.

Colorful nematodes (HeitiPaves/iStock/Thinkstock)
May 28, 2015

LSI research shows for the first time that the age-old temperature law does not apply equally to adults and developing young.

Graphcial abstract of bacterial diets
May 7, 2015

It’s going to be easier for scientists to use roundworms to study diet-sensitive genes thanks to an innovation led by the LSI.

November 6, 2014

LSI scientists have shown how a single neuron can perform multiple functions in a model organism, illuminating for the first time this fundamental biological mechanism and shedding light on the human brain.