Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Rafael’s paper is covered in J Exp Biol

A nice report covering Rafael’s recent paper is published in J Exp Biol:

Ground squirrels hibernate through puberty by Brittney G. Borowiec

Congratulations!

GRC Hypothalamus in Ventura

Maddy, Rafael and Elena presented their work at GRC Hypothalamus in Venura, Ca!

Elena’s talkMaddy’s posterRafael’s posterMorning run before the show!Join our labs, do great science, go great places!

Neuroethology 2022 in Lisbon

Neuroethology is one of the greatest venue to go to and present Slav & Elena labs’ work! This year in Lisbon!

Sarah’s posterSlav’s talkElena’s talkLisbon ducksJoin our labs to do great science and go great places!

Outreach Summer 2022

We just finished two incredible weeks of outreach! Two groups of New Haven school students came to Slav and Elena Labs’ own Sensory Physiology Club to learn how we smell, taste, hear, touch and see.



















Jiawen joins Elena’s group

Jiawen Zhang joins Elena’s laboratory! Welcome!

Joanna’s talk at INP RIPs

Joanna gives her first (and great) talk at INP research-in-progress seminar. Congrats!

Sam Bae joins Slav’s lab

Sam joins Slav’s lab for a summer project. Welcome!

Current Biology

Rafael’s review is published in Current Biology!

Dai Pra R, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Quick guide: Ground squirrels. Curr Biol 2022, 32,R589-683.

Curr Opin Neurobiol Cover

Our recent review on the sense of touch is on the cover of the latest issue of Current Opinion in Neurobiology!

Luke defends thesis prospectus

Luke pulls out the last stop towards his PhD – thesis prospectus defended! Congratulations!

Rebecca’s talk at Physiology RIP Seminar

Another great talk by Rebecca, this time at Physiology Research-In-Progress Seminar!

Rafael passes thesis prospectus

Congratulations to Rafael on passing his thesis prospectus. One step closer to PhD!

Rebecca’s talk at INP RIP

Rebecca nailed her talk at the INP RIP seminar!

Physiology Retreat 2022

After a two year hiatus, an in-person annual retreat is back to Physiology Department!

Retreat logo designed by Ke:Ke is giving a talk on the sense of touch in Elephant Nose Fish:Maddy’s talking about molecular mechanisms of thirst suppression during hibernation:Winners of the poster competition (L to R): Luke, Qian (Chang lab), Rafael, Ke and Elena (didn’t win anything):A grand prize (final Quiz) winner – Maryann!

Rafael’s and Yury’s talks at Physiology RIPs

Rafael and Yury gave spectacular talks at a Physiology Research-In-Progress Seminar!

Joanna joins Elena’s lab

Joanna Haoran Cao, a PhD student from the Neuroscience track, joins Elena’s lab. Welcome!

Rebecca defends her thesis prospectus

Rebecca successfully defends her thesis prospectus (in an in-person meeting!). Congratulations!!

Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Our review on mechanosensitivity from the perspective of tactile specialist birds is out in Current Opinion in Neurobiology!

Ziolkowski LH, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN.  Tactile sensation in birds: Physiological insights from avian mechanoreceptors. Curr Opin Neurobiol 2022, 74: 102548.

Ke’s talk at INP RIPs

Ke gave a superb talk at INP Research-In-Progress seminar!

 

Elena talks hibernation on KCBS

Elena gave an interview on hibernation to KCBS!LINK

Video abstract for our Current Biology paper

Our Current Biology paper is now supplemented with a video Abstract featuring all the authors!

Rafael’s paper in the news

An article in Pesquisa features Rafael’s interview on his recent paper in Current Biology!

Sarah’s review highlighted in Knowable Magazine

An article in Knowable MAGAZINE publishes an interview with Elena and features Sarah’s review on hibernation!

 

Maryann is a Kavli Fellow

Congratulations to Maryann on receiving a postdoctoral fellowship from Kavli Institute for Neuroscience!

Maddy’s talk at Physiology RIPs

Maddy gave a spectacular talk at Physiology RIP seminar!

Rafael’s talk at Neuroscience seminar

Rafael gave a great talk on his recent study at a Neuroscience Seminar!

Luke gives a seminar at INP RIPs

A great talk on mechanosensation by Luke at INP RIP seminar!

Current Biology

Our new study on sexual maturation during hibernation is out in Current Biology!

Dai Pra R, Mohr SM, Merriman DK, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Ground squirrels initiate sexual maturation during hibernation. Curr Biol 2022, e-pub 3/3/2022.

Maddy’s talk at INP RIP seminar

Maddy nails her talk at INP Research-In-Progress Seminar!

Sarah talks about hibernation to ACS

Sarah gave an interview about hibernation to American Chemical Society YouTube channel ! Outreach!

UPD: Now featured on NPR:

How climate change plays havoc on hibernating animals

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