Andres G. Vidal-Gadea, Ph.D.

2015- School of Biological Sciences Illinois State University, Normal, IL, United States 
"Andres Vidal-Gadea"

Born in Uruguay (1975). emigrated to Canada and studied at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific (IB). Obtained BSc. at the University of Victoria and was introduced to neuroethology by Dr. Dorothy H. Paul. Completed PhD in Dr. Jim H. Belanger's lab at Louisiana State University. Worked as a Postdoc in Dr. Phil Newland's locust lab in Southampton, UK. Postdoc in Pierce-Shimomura lab at UT Austin (TX) working on molecular neuroethology with nematode C. elegans.

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Dorothy H. Paul research assistant 1998-2003 University of Victoria
Shaun D. Cain research assistant 2002-2003 Louisiana State
 (blinks undergraduate fellowship)
Jim H. Belanger grad student 2003-2008 Louisiana State
Jon T. Pierce-Shimomura post-doc UT Austin
Phil Newland post-doc 2008-2009 University of Southampton
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Bainbridge C, Rodriguez A, Schuler A, et al. (2016) Magnetic orientation in C. elegans relies on the integrity of the villi of the AFD magnetosensory neurons. Journal of Physiology, Paris
Bainbridge C, Schuler A, Vidal-Gadea AG. (2016) Method for the assessment of neuromuscular integrity and burrowing choice in vermiform animals. Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Vidal-Gadea A, Ward K, Beron C, et al. (2015) Magnetosensitive neurons mediate geomagnetic orientation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Elife. 4
Beron C, Vidal-Gadea AG, Cohn J, et al. (2015) The burrowing behavior of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: a new assay for the study of neuromuscular disorders. Genes, Brain, and Behavior. 14: 357-68
Russell J, Vidal-Gadea AG, Makay A, et al. (2014) Humidity sensation requires both mechanosensory and thermosensory pathways in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: 8269-74
Vidal-Gadea AG, Belanger JH. (2013) The evolutionary transition to sideways-walking gaits in brachyurans was accompanied by a reduction in the number of motor neurons innervating proximal leg musculature. Arthropod Structure & Development. 42: 443-54
Vidal-Gadea AG, Davis S, Becker L, et al. (2012) Coordination of behavioral hierarchies during environmental transitions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Worm. 1: 5-11
Vidal-Gadea AG, Pierce-Shimomura JT. (2012) Conserved role of dopamine in the modulation of behavior. Communicative & Integrative Biology. 5: 440-7
Vidal-Gadea AG, Jing XJ, Simpson D, et al. (2010) Coding characteristics of spiking local interneurons during imposed limb movements in the locust. Journal of Neurophysiology. 103: 603-15
Vidal-Gadea AG, Belanger JH. (2009) Muscular anatomy of the legs of the forward walking crab, Libinia emarginata (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majoidea). Arthropod Structure & Development. 38: 179-94
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