Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Category: Press

Lydia and Marco’s paper is covered in J Exp Biol

A great commentary on Lydia and Marco’s recent paper in Current Biology is published in Journal of Experimental Biology:

Daniel Vahaba Hibernating squirrels tweak sodium channels to rest their brain.  (pdf)


New York Times & NatGeo

More press coverage for our recent paper:

New York Times

National Geographic

The Scientist

Science News

Science Daily


Daily Mail


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.


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!

Ducks in Science News

Our latest duck story was covered in Science News – a very nice takeaway by Roni Dengler:

PNAS featured image

Our recent paper has been highlighted on the PNAS website!


Elena got featured in J Cell Biol

JCB has published an interview with Elena.  Now we know everything.

2015-06-22 Elena JCBArticle PDF

How to hibernate…

Our PNAS story on UCP1 in neurons makes it to the cover of the Yale Scientific magazine:

2015-05-16 Yale Scientific CoverRead the full piece here.

Ducks in the news!

Our story on mechanosensitivity in duck neurons is on the front page of the Smithsonian magazine, Science Daily,, Sciencecodex and more.2015-02-12 Press release duck imageWe thank to Dan Mirin and Laurel Hamers for writing about our work.

UPD: In Croatian.

UPD2: Ducks Fit the Bill for Touch Research

Are you feeling ducky, punk?..


The duck paper is on the cover of PNAS issue 41!


2014-10-14 PNAS screenshot

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