Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Emily Joins Elena’s lab

Emily Gu is a now a High School Intern in Elena’s lab. Welcome Emily!

Smith Family Awards

Slav and Elena lab members went to the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research 30th Anniversary at Harvard Club!

Sarah’s postering!

Price Family Inaugural Symposium at Rockefeller

Sarah and Rafael went to Price Family Center Inaugural Symposium at Rockefeller University!

Keystone Vertebrate Sensory System

Luke, Yury and Slav went to Lake Tahoe, CA for the 2022 Keystone Vertebrate Sensory Systems symposium!

Rebecca receives F32 NRSA Fellowship

Congratulations to Rebecca on receiving the F32 NRSA fellowship from NINDS! From the first try. Great job!

BioRxiv

Luke’s study on mechanotransduction events in the afferent terminal is out on bioRxiv!

Ziolkowski LH, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Mechanotransduction events at the physiological site of touch detection. bioRxiv 2022-10-24, https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.10.23.513402.

Laura Bianchi seminar

After a long hiatus, our Physiology renewed in-person seminars. It was our pleasure to host Dr. Laura Bianchi!

Thank you for the wonderful seminar!

Ben Bae joins Slav and Elena labs

Ben Bae is a Visiting Undergraduate Trainee in both labs.

Welcome Ben!

Sarah’s in vivo talk at INP SRT

After a long hiatus, we’re back to in-person Student Research Talks, and Sarah kicked it off with a great story on hibernation! In vivo!

Srsly, IN VIVO!!!

We’re 10 years old

The Bagriantsev and Gracheva Labs at Yale were launched on this day 10 years ago. And so was this website.

 

Maddy’s thesis committee meeting

Maddy successfully passes yet another committee meeting! It’s the first one in-person! Good-ol times are back!

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!

 

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