A new study on the role of Piezo2 in mechanosensory specialization of trigeminal neurons is out on the cover of Cell Reports!
Schneider ER, Anderson EO, Feketa VV, Mastrotto M, Nikolaev YA, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. A cross-species analysis reveals a common strategy for mechanosensory specialization in trigeminal ganglia. Cell Reports 2019, 26(8): 1979-1987.
UPD: an interesting viewpoint on our study on “Why Evolution is True” by Matthew Cobb: Duck beaks, Umwelt and Kantian a prioris
UPD2: More press coverage on this story (also presented at Biophysical Meeting 2019): EurekAlert, Lab Manager, Phys.Org, Earth.com, Laboratoryequipment.com, also International: 20 minutos, infosalus.com, Diario de Navarra (Spanish), Tekk.tv (German).
UPD3: A recommendation by Ilya Ruvinsky on F1000: Neuro-Eco-Evo-Devo.
Surviving Seasonal Slumber: a nice piece inspired by our TRPM8 paper is out in this issue of National Wildlife!
Read the full story here.
More press coverage on this paper is here.
24 students from from New Haven schools came to Yale today to hear about science at our Sensory Physiology Club!
Jenny gave a terrific talk at Neuroscience RIP seminar!
Congratulations to Sarah on successfully passing her qualifying exams!
Lyle Murthy joins Elena’s groups as a Research Assistant. Welcome Lyle!
Another bittersweet news this year. Eve Schneider, the first postdoc in Slav’s lab, leaves the lab to become an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at University of Kentucky.Good luck, Professor Schneider!
Lydia is leaving Elena’s lab to become a postdoc in the amazing lab of Dan Tracey.
Good luck, Dr. Hoffstaetter!
Jorg Grandl gave a terrific seminar on gating of Piezo channels!
A collaborative study between Elena and David Julius’ group is published in PNAS.
Emrick JJ, Mathur A, Wei J, Gracheva EO, Gronert K, Rosenblum MD, Julius D. Tissue-specific contributions of Tmem79 to atopic dermatitis and mast cell-mediated histaminergic itch. PNAS 2018, e-pub 11/21/2018.
Matt Andres came to give a terrific talk on physiology of hibernation!
Marco, Lydia, Yury, Viktor, Matt, Jenny, Sarah.
Bittersweet news for both labs – Jon Matson is leaving us after almost four years of being an excellent tech in the lab. We will miss you, Jon! Good luck with your new job!
An excellent seminar by Thomas Park on physiology of naked mole rats!
Lydia has passed her green-light-for-defense committee meeting!
Right before the meeting…And right after!
Our new paper on excitability of sensory neurons during hibernation is out in Current Biology!
Hoffstaetter LJ*, Mastrotto M*, Merriman DK, Dib-Hajj SD, Waxman SG, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Somatosensory neurons enter a state of altered excitability during hibernation. Curr Biol 2018, e-pub 08/30/18. *co-authors.
We’ve had a wonderful outreach session for 29 students from Yale Global Scholar program!
Sarah gave a terrific talk at INP RIP seminar!
Sarah’s support team. Find Evan.Great job, Sarah!
Yury Nikolaev is now a postdoc in Slav’s lab
Lydia is presenting her new story at the International Society for Neuroethology Meeting in Brisbane, Australia.
The photo is a little fuzzy, you see, but only because Australia is so far away…
The Award will support Lydia’s travel to the International Congress of Neuroethology in Australia!
Lydia’s award makes it two this year for our students. Congratulations!
Slav and Evan went to 2018 GRC Ion Channels meeting at Mt. Holoyoke College. Great science! Great fun!
See our lab’s dispatch in Current Biology to a great paper by Harold Zakon’s group on fine-tuning of potassium channels in electric fish.
Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Communication: Potassium channels define the dialect. Curr Biol 2018, 28(13): R744-6.
Evan wins a Travel Award to attend the 2018 Ion channels GRC conference.