Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Blood

A collaborative study with the Pat Gallagher lab is published!

Glogowska E, Schneider E, Maksimova Y, Schulz V, Lezon-Geyda K, Wu J, Radhakrishnan K, Keel S, Mahoney D, Freidman A, Altura R, Gracheva E, Bagriantsev S, Kalfa T, Gallagher P. Novel mechanisms of PIEZO1 dysfunction in Hereditary Xerocytosis. Blood 2017 (e-pub 7/17/17).

Sensory Physiology Club

Viktor’s lecture on the sense of touch from our 5-day course on sensory physiology for mid- and high-school students.

More Sensory Physiology Club videos.

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!

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!

Viktor is a Brown – Coxe Fellow

Viktor Feketa receives a James Hudson Brown – Alexander B. Coxe postdocotoral fellowship. Congratulations, Viktor!

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!

Teamwork

Jon, Jenny, Lydia.

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.

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!

Michael Caterina’s seminar

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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

Italian party at Slav and Elena’s

Marco is giving a pizza master class2016-12-03-italian-party

Zoology Congress in Okinawa

Slav went to Japan to do some important things:

He sang a song2016-11-18-slav-talk-japanand met a duck2016-11-18 Slav duck Japana very special duck!2016-11-18-duck-japan

PNAS featured image

Our recent paper has been highlighted on the PNAS website!

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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.

Jenny’s talk at Neuro RIPs

Jenny gave talk at Yale Neuroscience R.I.P. seminar, after just a couple of months in Elena’s lab.

2016-10-20-jenny-neuro-talkGreat job, Jenny!

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!

PNAS

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.

Cellular & Molecular Physiology Retreat 2016

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

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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

We’re 4 years old!

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GRC Ion Channels

Slav and Willem went to the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on ion channels at Mt. Holyoke college.

2016-07-15 GRC MtHolyoke

2016-07-15 GRC Slav WillemSerious people came to present some serious science. Willem’s talk was voted best at the Seminar and he had to present it again during the last day of the Conference.

2016-07-15 GRC LobsterA very New England treat.2016-07-15 GRC flyer2016-07-15 GRC groupMany thanks to Emily Liman and Chris Ahern for organizing the meeting!

Sensory Physiology Club

2015-07-12 Postcard_frontA five-day Sensory Physiology Club for a group of kids from the Greater New Haven area.

Summer Party at Slav and Elena’s

2016-07-02 Summer PartySlav Lab, Elena Lab (extended edition).

Jenny Feng joins Elena’s Lab

2016-06-27 JennyWelcome Jenny!

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

Eve becomes Arnold O Beckman Fellow

Eve has received a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation – a superb achievement!

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The Sackler Lecture: David Julius

2016-05-02 David JuliusA tour de force lecture by David Julius!

CNNR/Neuroscience retreat at Woods Hole

Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole2016-04-29 Woods HoleLibrary2016-04-29 LibraryElena’s talk2016-04-29 Elena

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