Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Category: Epistemology of PhD-ing (page 1 of 2)

Smith Family Foundation Annual Meeting

Delegates from Elena’s team went to the annual meeting of the Smith Family Foundation. Thank you for supporting basic research!

Sarah, Jenny, Maddy, Elena.

Wang and Evan leave the lab

Bittersweet news – Wang and (find) Evan are moving on, leaving behind them a huge legacy in the lab! Good luck!

Art in the lab

Art can be inspiring, motivational and more. Maddy and Sarah draw their everyday inspiration and motivation in part from Squirrel Triptych – an original art by Oleg Grachov, now displayed in Elena’s lab.

 

Evan Anderson, PhD

Evan has successfully defended his PhD thesis!

Find Evan.Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!

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!

Maddy’s talk at INP RIP

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

Lydia Hoffstaetter, PhD

Congratulations, Dr. Hoffstaetter!

Maddy joins Elena’s lab

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

Welcome, Maddy!

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!

Sarah passes prelims

Congratulations to Sarah on successfully passing her qualifying exams!

 

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!

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).

Evan’s Physiology R.I.P. talk

Evan right before the seminar (writing down last minute ideas)dring the seminar (showing the location of trigeminal ganglia)and right after!Great seminar! Finding Evan has never been easier!

Lydia’s committee meeting

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

Right before the meeting…And right after!

 

Sarah’s talk at INP

Sarah gave a terrific talk at INP RIP seminar!

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

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.

Evan receives a Graduate Travel Award

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

Congratulations!

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.

Evan’s committee meeting

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

Willem receives his PhD diploma

Yale University Commencement 2017 (find Willem)Slav and ElenaElena and WillemWillem’s trophy

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!

Dr. Laursen leaves Elena’s lab

Willem Laursen has got his PhD in Elena’ lab in just 4 years and now leaves to start a postdoc in Brandeis University.

Good luck, Dr. Laursen!

Lydia is on a presentation spree

This time it’s a R.I.P. seminar of the INP program.

2016-10-25-lydia-inp-talkSasha is guarding the pizza.

Lydia’s PhD committee meeting

It’s time for another committee meeting for Lydia. Before the meeting:2016-10-17-lydia-1…and after:2016-10-17-lydia-2Great progress, Lydia! Epistemology of PhD-ing continues…

Willem Laursen, PhD

Willem Laursen defends his thesis after just 3.5 years in Elena’s lab.2016-09-23-0

Elena’s introduction.2016-09-23-1

Defense, Part I2016-09-23-2

Defense, Part II2016-09-23-3

Defense committee: Fred Sigworth, Michael Caplan, John Carlson2016-09-23-4Congratulations, Dr. Laursen!

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