Willem Laursen defends his thesis after just 3.5 years in Elena’s lab.
Defense, Part I
Defense, Part II
Defense committee: Fred Sigworth, Michael Caplan, John CarlsonCongratulations, Dr. Laursen!
Our paper on TRPV1 from heat-resistant animals is out in PNAS!
Laursen WJ, Schneider ER, Merriman DK, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Low-cost functional plasticity of TRPV1 supports heat tolerance in squirrels and camels. PNAS 2016, 113(40): 11342-47.
Annual departmental retreat on Yale West Campus! Organized by Slav and Elena.
Lydia and Jon.
Posters! Evan and Biff Forbush.
Willem (won the Best Poster Award!) and Joe Santos-Sacchi.
Guiseppe (Nancy Carrasco lab) and Marco.
Vanessa and Elena.
Viktor and Jean-Ju Chung.
Slav and Larry Cohen.
As per rules of the Labs, lab members must be properly fed…