Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Category: Cryptic puzzle

Gracheva Lab moves to SHM

Elena’ lab has moved to a new home in Sterling Hall of Medicine.

Under construction.

Brand new benches!Moving in (find Evan).

Welcome to the new home of the Gracheva Lab!

Lydia wins poster competition at Neuroscience retreat

Jenny, Elena, Lydia.Jenny, Jon, Marco, Evan, Lydia, Elena.Evan is chairing a scientific session.

Find Evan!

A recursive cryptic illusion (Evan’s R.I.P. talk)

Evan gave a great RIP talk in Physiology! (You dont’ know yet who’s on the photo, there is a cryptic puzzle game below).

Cryptic puzzle: Find Evan!

(A hint: this is Evan):
You may have noticed a rare recursive illusion: Evan is eating a pizza while watching Evan giving a seminar. Only in Slav and Elena’s labs!

Current Topics in Membranes: Piezo2

A review on Piezo2 in vertebrate mechanoreception in vertebrates is out!

Finding Evan takes on a new meaning…

Anderson EO, Schneider ER, Bagriantsev SN. Piezo2 in cutaneous and proprioceptive mechanotransduction in vertebrates. Curr Top Membr (Piezo channels) 2017, 79: 197-217.

Tchaikovsky, Barber and Brahms

Yale Medical Symphony 2016 (2015, 2014)2016-12-09-evan-symphonyCryptic puzzle (level moderate): find Evan.2016-12-09-evan-symphony-1A hint: this is Evan.2016-12-09-evan-symphony-2

Cellular & Molecular Physiology Retreat 2016

Annual departmental retreat on Yale West Campus! Organized by Slav and Elena.

Retreat Logo.Print

Lydia and Jon.2016-09-15-retreat-2

Posters! Evan and Biff Forbush.2016-09-15-retreat-3

Lydia.2016-09-15-retreat-4

Willem (won the Best Poster Award!) and Joe Santos-Sacchi.2016-09-15-retreat-6

Guiseppe (Nancy Carrasco lab) and Marco.2016-09-15-retreat-7

Vanessa and Elena.2016-09-15-retreat-8

Viktor and Jean-Ju Chung.2016-09-15-retreat-9

Elena’s talk.2016-09-15-retreat-10

Slav and Larry Cohen.2016-09-15-retreat-11

As per rules of the Labs, lab members must be properly fed…2016-09-15-retreat-13

…and hydrated.2016-09-15-retreat-14

Find Evan.2016-09-15-retreat-15

Evan’s PhD committee meeting

Finding Evan has never been easier. Before the meeting:2016-06-24 Evan_1…and after:2016-06-24 Evan_2

Physiology RIP seminar by Evan

Evan gave a great RIP seminar in Physiology department.

Unfortunately, no photo of this event exists. For those eagerly awaiting the next episode of the cryptic puzzle game “find Evan”, this time the quest will be spiritual.

Biophysics 2016

 

2016-03-03 Slav Lydia Evan Biophys LA copy(Find) Evan, Slav and Lydia at Biophys 2016 in LA!

Marco wins Bake-off Grand Prix

2015-12-11 Bake-off_1The Grand Prix for the annual CNNR bake-off goes to Marco!

2015-12-11 Bake-off_2Marco and his trophy. Find Evan.

Brahms, Sibelius and Glinka

YSM Medical Symphony.inddThough it’s very hard to find him on the poster, but Evan took part in the performance with his Bass. Just like he did last year.

Cellular & Molecular Physiology Retreat 2015

2015-10-27  CMP retreat logoJerry Shulman2015-10-27 CMP retreat ShulmanJesse Rinehart2015-10-27 CMP retreat JesseJean-Ju Chung2015-10-27  CMP retreat JeanJuA particularly heated debate occurred during a Q&A session…2015-10-27  CMP retreat game Nancy2015-10-27  CMP retreat game CarsonSlav is answering a question from above.2015-10-27  CMP retreat Slav 3Poster session. Evan and Jon.2015-10-27  CMP retreat Evan JonEve2015-10-27 CMP retreat Eve 1Lydia2015-10-27 CMP retreat LydiaWillem2015-10-27 CMP retreat WillemEve, Willem, Jon, Elena, Slav, Lydia. Marco and Vanessa are hiding. Find Evan.2015-10-27 CMP retreat two labsCongratulations to Eve and Willem for sharing the 1st prize in the poster competition!

Neuroday 2015

Neuroday 2015 on Yale West Campus

Elena’s talk

2015-08-31 Neuroday Elena 1High-tech at Yale West Campus: to help get the point across, a new presentation system can digitally enhance the speaker’s image projected on the screen.2015-08-31 Neuroday Elena 2Lydia2015-08-31 Neuroday Lydia talk

Evan2015-08-31 Neuroday Evan talkWillem2015-08-81 Neuroday Willem talk…and one more round: Lydia (find Evan)2015-08-31 Neuroday Lydia posterEvan and Jon (this one is easy)2015-08-31 Neuroday Evan Jon posterWillem2015-08-31 Neuroday Willem poster

Super-challenge! Cryptic puzzle!2015-08-31 Neuroday groupBig thanks to the organizers and especially Carol Russo !

Another cryptic puzzle

This is one of the photos from the summer party at Slav and Elena’s (the rest are classified). Find Evan.

2015-07-11 Jon Evan Eve

Lugwiler’s Dismal Itch

2015-05-18 Labs LibraryDuring our mandatory reading hour, the Labs learned Lugwiler’s Dismal Itch – a very powerful effectuant spell useful in many situations. Next time we will do Spatial Transposition and Forlorn Encystment after that. Find Evan.

Research-in-Progress seminar by Evan

2015-05-04 Evan RIP talk

The cryptic puzzle Evan drew on the board was instrumental in conveying the essence of his research to the audience. Superbly done, Evan!

Karen and Evan play the fifth by good old Ludwig

In case you wonder where we draw inspiration for our research. A case study: Karen Tonsfeldt and Evan Anderson.

2014-12-05_Symphony_1Before we start—another level to the cryptic puzzle game “Find Evan”. Find Evan!

Now further complicated with an additional challenge: find Karen!

2014-12-05_Symphony_2Karen is ready to rock.

2014-12-05_Symphony_3Locked and loaded…

2014-12-05_Symphony_4Karen and her baritone. She says playing the baritone also helps with gigaseals…

2014-12-05_Symphony_5Evan and his bass. Evan’s passionate play was a challenge for the camera’s autofocus.

2014-12-05_Symphony_6Prof. Mike Higley, our friend and colleague from CNNR, plays the percussion.

2014-12-05_Symphony_7Find Evan (+5 pts). Find Karen (+10 pts).

2014-12-05_Symphony_8Proud Elena next to Evan and Evan’s bass after the venue.

2014-12-05_Symphony_9Karen and Evan. Thank you for the amazing performance!

2014-12-05_Symphony_10The Slav and Elena Labs at Yale are very fortunate to have most hard-working, most talented and multi-tasking postdocs and graduate students. Join us!

Cellular & Molecular Physiology Retreat 2014

The Slav and Elena Labs organized this year’s departmental retreat at Yale West Campus.

T-shirt BACKJon and Eve rehearse Jon’s presentation2014-09-23_retreat_Jon EveKaren just can’t wait till it all starts!2014-09-23_retreat_KarenTalks. Mike Nitabach before and after his presentation.2014-09-23_retreat_Mike NitabachElena’s talk.2014-09-23_retreat_Elena talkEmile Boulpaep. Find Evan.2014-09-23_retreat_Emile BoulpaepMike Caplan’s parafilm origami master class.2014-09-23_retreat_Mike CaplanIt isn’t easy..2014-09-23_retreat_David ZenisekPoster session.2014-09-23_retreat_poster Eve

2014-09-23_retreat_poster JonJoe Santos-Sacchi definitely likes Eve’s poster.2014-09-23_retreat_poster Joe SantosKaren, Elena, Lydia.2014-09-23_retreat_Karen Elena LydiaOrganizers.2014-09-23_retreat_organizersThe Labs! (less Marco).2014-09-23_retreat_Labs

Intellectual games in the Lab

Slav, Elena, Lydia and Evan volunteered to host science-hungry kids at the Yale Pathways to Science orientation session. We met wonderful people and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We also took a few pictures so that we now can play a very interesting intellectual game—find Evan.

The game is essentially a cryptic puzzle. It stimulates cognitive arousal,  potentiates watchfulness and wariness, and battles ignorance and neglect. The game can be played individually, or by two people against one another, or even by teams. Here it is.

Level 0 (practice): Where is Evan? Hint: Evan is not Elena or Lydia.

2014-09-21 Outreach Elena Evan Lydia

Level 1: Beginner. Where is Evan?

2014-09-21 Outreach 1

Level 2: Intermediate. Where is Evan?

2014-09-21 Outreach 2

Level 3: Insane. Where is Evan?

2014-09-21 Outreach 3

We play only the best games.

 

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