Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

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Rebecca’s talk at Neuroscience RIP

Rebecca talks squirrels and the sense of touch at the Neuroscience RIP seminar!

Haoran gives a talk at INP RIP

Haoran explains winter, food and squirrels during her INP RIP talk!


Jiawen’s RIP talk at Physiology

Though it’s April first, Jiawen’s talk at Physiology Seminar series was no joke! Real deal!



Sensory Physiology strikes again! Now with 80 kids from around New Haven. Committed to nurturing the next generation of scientists!

Deidre gives a talk at M2P2 rotation seminar

The first talk by Deidre at the M2P2 rotation seminar!

Kamila joins Elena’s lab

Kamila Kemenyfy-Rojas from INP joins Elena’s lab as a PhD student. Welcome!

Dharani joins Slav/Elena labs

Dharani Sree Ravi joins both labs as a Postgraduate Trainee. Welcome!


Haoran wins Physiology Bake-Off

Congrats to Haoran, whose cheesecake won the coveted 2024 Physiology Bake-Off Grand Prix by a landslide!!!


Deidre joins Elena’s lab

Deidre Thompson from M2P2 joins Elena’s lab as a new PhD student. Welcome!

Sarah’s talk at Neuroscience RIP

Sarah gave a great seminar on the hypothalamic mechanism of reversible anorexia during hibernation at today’s Neuroscience RIP!

Shade gives a talk at Yale WTI

Congrats to Shade, a Wu Tsai Fellow, on giving her first talk at Yale WTI!

Current Biology

Maddy and Jenny’s paper on the neural control of fluid homeostasis during hibernation is out in Current Biology!

Junkins MS*, Feng NY*, Murphy LA, Curtis G, Merriman DK, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Neural control of fluid homeostasis is engaged below 10°C in hibernation. Current Biology 2024, 34, 1-8.

Haoran defends thesis prospectus

Congrats to Haoran on the excellent defense of her thesis prospectus!

Yury, Luke and Rebecca’s talks at Keystone Somatosensation, Santa Fe

Congrats to Rebecca, Yury and Luke for their outstanding talks at the 2024 Keystone: Mammalian Somatosensation Conference in Santa Fe, NM!

YuryRebeccaLukeHuge thanks to the organizers (Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Diana Bautista, Rebecca Seal) for the opportunity to present our lab’s work!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2024 Year!

Jiawen passes quals

Congratulations to Jiawen on successfully passing her qualifying exam!

Ke’s talk at INP RIP

Ke gave a wonderful seminar on sensory physiology of tactile specialist fish at INP RIP seminar!

Yury’s seminar at Zeiss event

Yury gave a seminar at the ZEISS workshop on advanced Arivis analysis tool, sharing his experience with mastering FIB-SEM data segmentation from the recent paper.

Rafael’s talk at Proxima Symposium in Brazil

Rafael went to Porto Alegre, Brazil, to give a talk on hibernation at Proxima Symposium!

Physiology Retreat 2023-II

A second Physiology retreat this year!

Retreat Logo by Ke:

Rebecca’s talk:Poster Winners: Luke, Mai, Jiawen – congrats!

Thank you, Organizing Committee: Aki, Rafael, Qi, Amit, Jiawen, Ke and Marco:
Yale Physiology Department, 2023-11 edition:

Rafael’s talk at M2P2 RIP seminar

Rafael is one step closer to his PhD after giving a great talk at Physiology RIP seminar!

Lorraine’s presentation at CHOATE science fair

Lorraine presented her work on mechanosensation of Elephant Nose Fish at the Choate Rosemary Hall school science fair. Congrats to Lorraine and her mentor Ke!

Outreach to West Hartford high schoolers

A wonderful outreach session to West Hartford High schoolers.

Thank you, Sarah, for your efforts in promoting science to high school kids!


Sam’s presentation at HARPS

Very proud of Sam Levchenko, a lab alumnus from the Hopkins school, who presented his poster at Hopkins Authentic Research Program in Science!

Here is Sam and Marco, Sam’s mentor.

Luke’s INP RIP talk

Luke gave an amazing talk at his (last) INP RIP seminar!

Science Advances

Our paper on the structure and functional mechanism in Meissner corpuscle is out in Science Advances!

Nikolaev YA*, Ziolkowski LH*, Pang S, Li W-P, Feketa VV, Xu CS, Gracheva, EO, Bagriantsev SN. 3D architecture and a bi-cellular mechanism of touch detection in mechanosensory corpuscle. Science Advances, 2023, 9:eadi4147.


Rebecca’s INP talk

Rebecca’s nailed her final talk in the INP research-in-progress seminar series! Congrats!

Hibernation Science Workshop 2023

Elena, Slav and Haoran went to University of Alaska Fairbanks to attend the 2023 Hibernation Science Workshop!We met Owen Funk – our first lab alumnus!Slav is drawing “Hibernation”ResultHaoran’s presentationElena’s lectureGearing up to visit the permafrost tunnels!Just outside the tunnels

Akitoshi joins Slav’s lab

Akitoshi Chikamoto is a new postdoc in Slav’s lab.


Shade joins Elena’s lab

Shade Eleazer (INP) joins Elena’s lab as a PhD student.


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