Gravity Sensation: A Heavy Feeling
Artist:Caroline Ackley, graduate student
Department:Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
We sense the pull of Earth's gravitational field every day - detecting gravity allows for coordination, movement, and balance. However, it is poorly understood compared with our other senses. In this dance, I describe my thesis work using the nematode C. elegans to understand gravity sensation.
Interpretive aerial dance piece Lyra, aerial silks