Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

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PNAS

A new study from our lab on how cold affects mechanoreceptor function is out in PNAS!

Zheng W, Nikolaev TA, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Piezo2 integrates mechanical and thermal cues in vertebrate mechanoreceptors.  PNAS 2019, e-pub 8/14/19.

Evan Anderson, PhD

Evan has successfully defended his PhD thesis!

Find Evan.Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!

Sensory Physiology Club 2019

We’ve had a wonderful week with New Haven school students!Yury tried some miracle fruit. Now he can’t have enough of them lemons!Sensory Physiology Club teaches you how to eat lemons and more!

Evan passes pre-defense

Evan had a pre-defense committee meeting today. Here is Evan before the seminar……and right after:No difference! This is progress. This is a PASS!

Elena receives a PECASE award

Elena receives a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Congratulations!UPD 7/25/19. Awards ceremony, Constitution Hall, D.C.:

Nicole joins Elena’s lab

Nicole Tang starts a summer project in Elena’s lab. Welcome!

Maddy’s talk at INP RIP

Maddy gave an excellent seminar at INP Research-In-Progress. Great job!

Maya joins Slav’s lab

Maya Lewis-Hayre joins Slav’s lab for a summer project. Welcome!

Viktor wins a talk prize

Viktor wins a talk prize at the Yale Postdoctoral Symposium. Congratulations!

 

Neuroscience Letters

Slav and Elena finished editing a Special Issue of Neuroscience Letters on thermoregulation. The issue features a great collection of reviews from experts in the field.

Editorial:

Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Neural mechanisms of thermoregulation. Neurosci Letters 2019, Jun 3;707:134318.

Tom McCabe joins Slav’s lab

Tom McCabe is now a Postgraduate trainee in Slav’s lab.

Welcome, Tom!

Lydia Hoffstaetter, PhD

Congratulations, Dr. Hoffstaetter!

Jenny Receives a New Investigator Award

Jenny has received a New Investigator Award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology!

Congrats, Jenny!

Maddy joins Elena’s lab

Maddy Junkins (Yale INP) joins Elena’s lab!

Welcome, Maddy!

Wang’s Physiology RIP talk

A great talk by Wang on gating of Piezo channels!

How do YOU get to the lab?

To get to the lab, Sarah and Maddy don’t just walk, ride or cycle. They canoe!

Video proof

Sarah’s talk at INP

A wonderful talk by Sarah at the INP RIP seminar!

Wang is a Kavli fellow

Congratulations to Wang on receiving a postdoctoral fellowship from the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience!

Sensory Physiology Club – Brain Day

Another great outreach session with New Haven kids at our Sensory Physiology Club!

Cell Reports

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 minutosinfosalus.com, Diario de Navarra, PlanetaIncognito (Spanish), Tekk.tv (German).

UPD3: A recommendation by Ilya Ruvinsky on F1000:  Neuro-Eco-Evo-Devo.

Squirrels in National Wildlife

Surviving Seasonal Slumber: a nice piece inspired by our TRPM8 paper is out in this issue of National Wildlife!

Read the whole story here.

More press coverage on this paper is here.

Sensory Physiology Club with New Haven schools

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

Jenny’s Neuroscience R.I.P. talk

Jenny gave a terrific talk at Neuroscience RIP seminar!

eLife

A new paper from our lab is out in eLife. Congratulations to Wang!

Zheng W, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. A hydrophobic gate in the inner pore helix is the major determinant of inactivation in mechanosensitive Piezo channels. eLife 2019, 8:e44003.

Sarah passes prelims

Congratulations to Sarah on successfully passing her qualifying exams!

 

Lyle Murphy joins Elena’s lab

Lyle Murthy joins Elena’s groups as a Research Assistant. Welcome Lyle!

Eve leaves the lab to start her own

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 leaves the lab to start a postdoc

Lydia is leaving Elena’s lab to become a postdoc in the amazing lab of Dan Tracey.

Good luck, Dr. Hoffstaetter!

Jorg Grandl’s seminar

Jorg Grandl gave a terrific seminar on gating of Piezo channels!

Lydia Hoffstaetter, PhD

Today is Lydia’s defense! Elena is observing the battlefield.Lydia looks very relaxed.Presentation!Slides!Data!After long deliberation on behalf of the committee (Slav, Elena, Fred, Sulayman and Susumu), Lydia is finally a PhD!A special cake for electrophysiology PhD-seekers.Cutting. Guided by Elena’s hand, naturally.Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Lydia Hoffstaetter (right next to the easy-to-find Evan).

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