Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

Collaborative projects between Slav Bagriantsev and Elena Gracheva Laboratories at Yale University

Lydia’s committee meeting

Lydia has passed her green-light-for-defense committee meeting!

Right before the meeting…And right after!

 

We’re 6 years old!

Seriously.

Current Biology

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.

Sensory Physiology Club goes international

We’ve had a wonderful outreach session for 29 students from Yale Global Scholar program!

Sarah’s talk at INP

Sarah gave a terrific talk at INP RIP seminar!

Sarah’s support team. Find Evan.Great job, Sarah!

Yury Nikolaev joins Slav’s lab

Yury Nikolaev is now a postdoc in Slav’s lab

Welcome, Yury!

Sensory Physiology Club

We’ve had a wonderful week of lectures and experiments with students from Greater New Haven schools!

Now you can now watch lectures from this course on the sense of taste and smell on our SensoryPhysiologyClub channel.

We’ve launched Sensory Physiology Club in July of 2014. Since then, we’ve taught over 600 hundreds of kids!

Lydia gives a talk at ICN2018

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…

Lydia receives a Graduate Travel Award

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!

GRC Ion Channels 2018

Slav and Evan went to 2018 GRC Ion Channels meeting at Mt. Holoyoke College. Great science! Great fun!

Find Evan.

Current Biology

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 receives a Graduate Travel Award

Evan wins a Travel Award to attend the 2018 Ion channels GRC conference.

Congratulations!

Summer students join the Labs

Jordan Olivieri and Vanessa Zhang join our groups for the summer. Welcome!

Sarah joins Elena’s lab

Sarah Mohr (Yale INP) is now a PhD student in Elena’s lab.Welcome, Sarah!

Wang is a Brown – Coxe fellow

Wang wins a James Hudson Brown – Alexander B. Coxe postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Wang!

Jenny wins a prize at Neuroscience retreat

On a bus to Neuroscience retreat! Lydia and Jenny.The Gracheva lab +Poster session: JennySarahJenny wins a 2nd prize for her poster!

Lydia wins 3-min thesis contest

Congratulations to Lydia, who won both the audience-favorite prize as well as the 2nd overall prize for the 3 minute thesis competition!

Scurrelz in da space!

UPD: a video of Lydia’s presentation is now available.

Cell Reports

Our new paper on TMEM150C, Piezo1/2 and TREK-1 is out in Cell Reports!

Anderson EO, Schneider ER, Matson JD, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. TMEM150C / Tentonin3 is a regulator of mechano-gated ion channels. Cell Reports 2018, 23(3): 701-708.

Harold Zakon’s seminar

Sensory Physiology Club: Brain Day 2018

77 kids from New Haven schools came to Yale today to hear about science at our Sensory Physiology Club!

Today’s topic was the sense of touch. Thanks to Viktor, Sarah, Evan and Jon for making it possible!

Eve’s Beckman Fellowship extended

Eve receives a third year extension of her Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Congratulations, Eve!

 

 

 

Pflügers Archiv

Lydia’s review is out in Pflugers Archiv!

Hoffstaetter LJ, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. TRPs et al.: a molecular toolkit for thermosensory adaptations. Pflügers Archiv 2018, e-pub 02/27/2018.

Winter party at Slav and Elena’s

Winter party!

Slav’s lab (find Evan)Elena’s lab

The Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale!

New York Times & NatGeo

More press coverage for our recent paper:

New York Times

National Geographic

The Scientist

Science News

Science Daily

Cosmos

Daily Mail

AAAS

Forskning (in Norwegian)

Squirrels on the radio

Elena and Slav gave an interview to German WDR radio on the latest paper from Elena’s lab.

Warum Winterschläfer nicht so schnell frieren

Cell Reports cover!

Our paper on TRPM8 in hibernating animals is published in Cell Reports and featured on the cover!

Matos-Cruz V, Schneider E, Mastrotto M, Merriman D, Bagriantsev S, Gracheva E. Molecular prerequisites for diminished cold sensitivity in ground squirrels and hamsters. Cell Reports 2017, 21(12): 3329-37.

Lydia is the Bake-off Champion

Physiology 1st Annual Bake-off Championship!Amidst the cakes (find Evan)The winning cake!And the winner is – Lydia!This win adds to our collection of bake-off trophies (Marco won a CNNR bake-off in 2015)

Evan’s committee meeting

Evan is getting one step closer to his PhD. Before the committee meeting:and right after:

Cover!

Our paper on Piezo2 and duckbill mechanosensitivity is featured on the cover of today’s issue of PNAS! Special thanks to Ryan Dunn for providing the photo.

 

Dabbling with Piezo2

A great commentary in PNAS by Ruhma Syeda on our latest paper on the sense of touch in duck neurons!

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