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.
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!
Marco is giving a pizza master class
Slav went to Japan to do some important things:
He sang a songand met a ducka very special duck!
Our recent paper has been highlighted on the PNAS website!
This time it’s a R.I.P. seminar of the INP program.
Sasha is guarding the pizza.
Jenny gave talk at Yale Neuroscience R.I.P. seminar, after just a couple of months in Elena’s lab.
Great job, Jenny!
It’s time for another committee meeting for Lydia. Before the meeting:…and after:Great progress, Lydia! Epistemology of PhD-ing continues…
Willem Laursen defends his thesis after just 3.5 years in Elena’s lab.
Defense, Part I
Defense, Part II
Defense committee: Fred Sigworth, Michael Caplan, John CarlsonCongratulations, Dr. Laursen!
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.
Annual departmental retreat on Yale West Campus! Organized by Slav and Elena.
Lydia and Jon.
Posters! Evan and Biff Forbush.
Willem (won the Best Poster Award!) and Joe Santos-Sacchi.
Guiseppe (Nancy Carrasco lab) and Marco.
Vanessa and Elena.
Viktor and Jean-Ju Chung.
Slav and Larry Cohen.
As per rules of the Labs, lab members must be properly fed…
Slav and Willem went to the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on ion channels at Mt. Holyoke college.
Serious 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.
A very New England treat.Many thanks to Emily Liman and Chris Ahern for organizing the meeting!
A five-day Sensory Physiology Club for a group of kids from the Greater New Haven area.
Slav Lab, Elena Lab (extended edition).
Finding Evan has never been easier. Before the meeting:…and after:
Eve has received a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation – a superb achievement!
A tour de force lecture by David Julius!
A great seminar by Ardem Patapoutian!
Another great outreach session. This time we had three groups of amazingly smart kids from a New York school.
A review on the mechanosensitivity in tactile specialists is out in Physiology:
Schneider ER, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Evolutionary specialization of tactile perception in vertebrates. Physiology 2016, 31(3):193-200.
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.
Eve went all the way to Uruguay to give a talk on mechanosensitivity at the Neuroethology meeting.
Our postdocs go to best conferences!
Elena’s collaboration with Polina Lishko is published in Science:
Miller MR, Mannowetz N, Iavarone AT, Safavi R, Gracheva EO, Smith JF, Hill RZ, Bautista DM, Kirichok Y, Lishko PV. Unconventional endocannabinoid signalling governs sperm activation via sex hormone progesterone. Science 2016, Apr29;352(6285):555-9.