Our latest duck story was covered in Science News – a very nice takeaway by Roni Dengler:
Our new paper on Piezo2 and mechanosensitivity in duck trigeminal neurons is out in PNAS!
Schneider E*, Anderson E*, Mastrotto M, Matson J, Schulz V, Gallagher P, LaMotte R, Gracheva E, Bagriantsev S. Molecular basis of tactile specialization in the duck bill. PNAS 2017, 114(49): 13036-41. *co-authors
Watch a movie taken by Eve showing mechanoreceptive corpuscle density in the skin of the duck bill. Stunning!
Vanessa Matos-Cruz leaves Elena’s lab to become a Research Scientist at PPD
Slav and Eve went on to a scientific tour in Europe. First stop – London.London!London Zoo!Eve’s talkNext Stop – Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in StarnbergLooking for Lorenz’s geeseA fully automated research facility – everything is done by robots!Slav’s talkThank you, Hannah Rowland and Maude Baldwin for inviting us!
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, 130(16):1845-1856.
Viktor’s lecture on the sense of touch from our 5-day course on sensory physiology for mid- and high-school students.
Viktor Feketa receives a James Hudson Brown – Alexander B. Coxe postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Viktor!
Evan gave a great RIP talk in Physiology! (You dont’ know yet who’s on the photo, there is a cryptic puzzle game below).
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.