Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale

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

Category: Epistemology of PhD-ing (page 1 of 3)

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!

Rebecca defends her thesis prospectus

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

Ke’s talk at INP RIPs

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


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!

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

Sarah gives a talk at INP RIPs

A great talk by Sarah at a Neuroscience RIP seminar!

Ke gives a talk at Physiology RIPs

Ke nailed her RIP talk at Physiology Research-In-Progress seminar series!

Rafael wins a poster award

Congratulations to Rafael on winning a poster award at the BRASA Summit meeting!

Rebecca’s INP RIP seminar

Rebecca gave a superb seminar at INP RIPs!


Ke and Luke give INP RIP talks

Great presentations by Ke and Luke at the INP RIP seminar!


Rafael passes quals

The keep coming! Today Rafael passed his qualifying exams! Congratulations!

Rebecca passes quals

Rebecca successfully passes qualifying exams! Congratulations!

Luke’s talk at Physiology RIPs

Luke nailed his talk at Physiology Research-In-Progress Seminar!

Maddy speaks at INP RIPS

Maddy nailed her INP RIP talk!!

Ke passes quals

Congratulations to Ke on passing her qualifying exams!

Sarah gives an INP RIP talk

Sarah’s spectacular Research-In-Progress zoom talk at INP. Great job!

Luke passes qualifying exams

Luke passed his qualifying exams! Congratulations!

Maddy defends thesis prospectus

Maddy successfully passes her thesis prospectus defense! Congratulations!Absent from the picture are committee members: Michael Caplan, Emile Boulpaep and Rui Chang.

Sarah defends thesis prospectus

Sarah has successfully defended her thesis prospectus – another milestone towards her PhD. Congrats Sarah!

Maddy passes qualifying exams

Maddy took her qualifying exams by Zoom today.

Tension is building…After reshuffling the images, some hope is on the way..And it worked: quals passed!Congratulations, Maddy!

Rafael’s first RIP talk

Rafael gave his first talk at a Physiology RIP seminar. Excellent job!

Smith Family Foundation Annual Meeting

Delegates from Elena’s team went to the annual meeting of the Smith Family Foundation. Thank you for supporting basic research!

Sarah, Jenny, Maddy, Elena.

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