Why Do You Study That? Worms

David Sherwood studies tiny roundworms called C. elegans. They can serve as a great model for genetic and biology studies since they are transparent, have known cells and tissues similar to ours, and grow from embryo to adult in a matter of days. Sherwood’s lab has made many important discoveries using this one species of worm, and he couldn’t love them anymore.

Read more information about David Sherwood on the biology website or his lab website.

For more information about Regeneration Next (of which David Sherwood is codirector), visit the project website.

Additional videos and images by Bob Goldstein, ZEISS Microscopy and Arne Hendriks.

For the full Why Do You Study That? videos, visit the YouTube playlist.