Dr. Ben-Yakar and colleague Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura were awarded the NIH Director's Transformative Research Award for the study of neurodegenerative diseases with the model organism C. elegans. The grants are awarded to scientists pursuing high-risk, high-reward projects that can lead to giant leaps forward in biomedical research.
Microfluidics: streamlining discovery in worm biology: A recent paper in Nature Methods from the group of Adela Ben-Yakar at the UT-Austin describes how the combination of microfluidic technology with sophisticated methods in optics can produce new capabilities for worm biologists.
Engineering professor gets Wired
Adela Ben-Yakar, professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, is featured in an article in the December 2008 edition of Wired magazine and on the magazine’s Web site.