Delegates from Elena’s team went to the annual meeting of the Smith Family Foundation. Thank you for supporting basic research!
Our new paper of how hibernating squirrels manage to not drink for months is out in Current Biology!
Feng NY, Junkins MS, Merriman DK, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Osmolyte depletion and thirst suppression allow hibernators to survive for months without water. Curr Biol 2019, e-pub 09/05/19.
A new study from our lab on how cold affects mechanoreceptor function is out in PNAS!
Zheng W, Nikolaev TA, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Piezo2 integrates mechanical and thermal cues in vertebrate mechanoreceptors. PNAS 2019, 116(35): 17547-17555.
Elena receives a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Congratulations!UPD 7/25/19. Awards ceremony, Constitution Hall, D.C.:
Viktor wins a talk prize at the Yale Postdoctoral Symposium. Congratulations!
Jenny has received a New Investigator Award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology!
To get to the lab, Sarah and Maddy don’t just walk, ride or cycle. They canoe!
A new study on the role of Piezo2 in mechanosensory specialization of trigeminal neurons is out on the cover of Cell Reports!
Schneider ER, Anderson EO, Feketa VV, Mastrotto M, Nikolaev YA, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. A cross-species analysis reveals a common strategy for mechanosensory specialization in trigeminal ganglia. Cell Reports 2019, 26(8): 1979-1987.
UPD: an interesting viewpoint on our study on “Why Evolution is True” by Matthew Cobb: Duck beaks, Umwelt and Kantian a prioris
UPD2: More press coverage on this story (also presented at Biophysical Meeting 2019): EurekAlert, Lab Manager, Phys.Org, Earth.com, Laboratoryequipment.com, also International: 20 minutos, infosalus.com, Diario de Navarra, PlanetaIncognito (Spanish), Tekk.tv (German).
UPD3: A recommendation by Ilya Ruvinsky on F1000: Neuro-Eco-Evo-Devo.
A new paper from our lab is out in eLife. Congratulations to Wang!
Zheng W, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. A hydrophobic gate in the inner pore helix is the major determinant of inactivation in mechanosensitive Piezo channels. eLife 2019, 8:e44003.