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Tue Nov 29 2022


Welcome to the Heiman Lab!

You are standing in a lab on the 14th floor of the CLS building. There are benches with microscopes in front of you. Several lab members are working nearby. An office is to your right. There is a petri dish here.

What would you like to do?

> go to Max's office

"Hi - come on in."

You walk into Max's office. There is a large window here. Some pictures are hanging on the wall.

"Feel free to look around, or I'm happy to tell you about myself or what we work on."

> look through microscope

You place a petri dish on the microscope and look through the eyepieces. Dozens of nematodes are crawling around. As you focus on one, a wave of vertigo sweeps over you. You are falling... falling... until you find yourself...

You are inside a single C. elegans nematode. There are 959 cells here, including 302 neurons and 50 glia. Sensory neurons in the head extend to the nose tip. They appear to make interesting contacts with glia, but you would need to examine them more closely to see the fine structure.