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!
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.
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.
Physiology 1st Annual Bake-off Championship!Amidst the cakes (find Evan)The winning cake!And the winner is – Lydia!This win adds to our collection of bake-off trophies (Marco won a CNNR bake-off in 2015)
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.
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!
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 postdocotoral 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.