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For help on specific topics, please feel free to e-mail the helpdesk (; It may also be helpful to CC your question or request to the individual(s) that are most likely to be the responsible parties. Below is a list of Worm Base staff and their respective areas of expertise.

Principal Investigators

John Spieth ( [WashU]

Lincoln Stein ( [OICR]

Paul Sternberg ( [Caltech]

Paul Kersey [EBI]

Matt Berriman [WTSI]

Web Development Team

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Todd Harris ( - Project manager; lead website developer and information architect

Abigail Cabunoc (

Norie de la Cruz (

Xiaoqi Shi (

Worm Mart

Ruihua Fang (

Sequence Curation

The mailing list to contact all gene structure sequence curators is:

Washington University at St. Louis

Tamberlyn Bieri (

Phil Ozersky (

William Nash (

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Kevin Howe ( - Team Leader

C. elegans Gene Curation (CDS, Pseudogene, RNA)

Paul Davis (

Gary Williams (

Sequence Features

Paul Davis (

Gary Williams (

Mary Ann Tuli (

Operons, Public Sequence Data (EST, OST, RST, mRNA), Transposons

Paul Davis (

Wellcome/Sanger Mirror, EnsEMBL, Comparative Genomics

Michael Paulini (

Strains, Variations

Mary Ann Tuli (

Mass Spec Data, Transcription Factors

Gary Williams (

Nomenclature & Gene Names

For questions or requests regarding gene names and/or nomenclature, please e-mail:

Jonathan Hodgkin

Mary Ann Tuli (

Biological Data Curation

California Institute of Technology

Postgres Curation Database

Juancarlos Chan (

Expression Pattern, Microarray, SPELL, citace

Wen Chen (

Bioinformatics, SVM firstpass

Ruihua Fang (

RNAi Curation

Gary Schindelman (

Chris Grove (

Gene Ontology

Kimberly Van Auken (

Ranjana Kishore (

Anatomy Ontology, Cell Function

Raymond Lee (

Person Curation

Cecilia Nakamura (

Picture, Expression Pattern Curation

Daniela Raciti (

Paper Curation, Concise Description

Kimberly Van Auken (

WormBook, Literature Acquisition

Daniel Wang (

Gene Regulation, Interaction, Antibody, Position Matrix

Xiaodong Wang (

Transgene, Molecule, Phenotype (non-RNAi objects), Process Page

Karen Yook (

Caltech Mirror

Raymond Lee (


Hans-Michael Mueller (

Arun Rangarajan (

Yuling Li (

GENETICS Journal hyperlink mark-up

Arun Rangarajan (

Karen Yook (