See our lab’s dispatch in Current Biology to a great paper by Harold Zakon’s group on fine-tuning of potassium channels in electric fish.
Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Communication: Potassium channels define the dialect. Curr Biol 2018, 28(13): R744-6.
Evan wins a Travel Award to attend the 2018 Ion channels GRC conference.
Jordan Olivieri and Vanessa Zhang join our groups for the summer. Welcome!
Sarah Mohr (Yale INP) is now a PhD student in Elena’s lab.Welcome, Sarah!
Wang wins a James Hudson Brown – Alexander B. Coxe postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Wang!
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.
Our new paper on TMEM150C, Piezo1/2 and TREK-1 is out in Cell Reports!
Anderson EO, Schneider ER, Matson JD, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. TMEM150C / Tentonin3 is a regulator of mechano-gated ion channels. Cell Reports 2018, 23(3): 701-708.
77 kids from New Haven schools came to Yale today to hear about science at our Sensory Physiology Club!
Today’s topic was the sense of touch. Thanks to Viktor, Sarah, Evan and Jon for making it possible!
Eve receives a third year extension of her Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship!
Lydia’s review is out in Pflugers Archiv!
Hoffstaetter LJ, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. TRPs et al.: a molecular toolkit for thermosensory adaptations. Pflügers Archiv 2018, e-pub 02/27/2018.
Slav’s lab (find Evan)Elena’s lab
The Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale!
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.
Evan is getting one step closer to his PhD. Before the committee meeting:and right after:
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.
A great commentary in PNAS by Ruhma Syeda on our latest paper on the sense of touch in duck neurons!
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
Good luck, Vanessa, we will miss you!
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.