U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Brian Oliver
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-496-5494
Email: briano@helix.nih.gov
 

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  • Section ChiefDevelopmental Genomics Section, Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK, NIH2005–Present
  • Senior InvestigatorLaboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK, NIH2002–Present
  • InvestigatorLaboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK, NIH1995–2002
  • Group LeaderAix-Marseille Université1992–1995
  • PostdoctoralLaboratory of Bruce Baker1988–1991
  • Ph.D.Laboratory of Anthony Mahowald, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine1988
  • M.S.Laboratory of Sheldon Shen, Iowa State University of Science and Technology1985
  • B.A.Gustavus Adolphus College1981
 

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Specialties
  • Genetics/Genomics

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The WAFFL in Action

This video features a 96-well system called the Whole Animal Feeding Flat (WAFFL). The WAFFL was designed by the Developmental Genomics Section in the Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, and enables the housing and feeding of flies while reducing the number of required manipulations. The WAFFL system is comprised of four main units: (1) Food Reservoir, (2) Feeder (housing), (3) Receiver and (4) Transfer Adapter. The WAFFL offers several advantages such as minimal fly handling, less food and drug required per treatment, the ability to test 1-2 flies per well, the ability to provide multiple treatments per unit (e.g. different drugs or different concentrations) and compatibility with standard laboratory equipment and automation robots. This video shows a researcher easily placing flies in the WAFFL, treating flies, making changes between treatments, transferring flies, and harvesting flies after treatment.

3D View of WAFFL Feeder Plate Design

This animation shows a 360 degree view of the Whole Animal Feeding Flat (WAFFL) Feeder Plate, a unit within the WAFFL system. The animation shows details of the Feeder Plate including its bottom openings, inside wells, and outside structure. The WAFFL system was designed by the Developmental Genomics Section in the Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology.