Bittersweet news for both labs – Jon Matson is leaving us after almost four years of being an excellent tech in the lab. We will miss you, Jon! Good luck with your new job!
An excellent seminar by Thomas Park on physiology of naked mole rats!
Lydia has passed her green-light-for-defense committee meeting!
Right before the meeting…And right after!
Our new paper on excitability of sensory neurons during hibernation is out in Current Biology!
Hoffstaetter LJ*, Mastrotto M*, Merriman DK, Dib-Hajj SD, Waxman SG, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. Somatosensory neurons enter a state of altered excitability during hibernation. Curr Biol 2018, e-pub 08/30/18. *co-authors.
We’ve had a wonderful outreach session for 29 students from Yale Global Scholar program!
Sarah gave a terrific talk at INP RIP seminar!
Sarah’s support team. Find Evan.Great job, Sarah!
Yury Nikolaev is now a postdoc in Slav’s lab
Lydia is presenting her new story at the International Society for Neuroethology Meeting in Brisbane, Australia.
The photo is a little fuzzy, you see, but only because Australia is so far away…
The Award will support Lydia’s travel to the International Congress of Neuroethology in Australia!
Lydia’s award makes it two this year for our students. Congratulations!
Slav and Evan went to 2018 GRC Ion Channels meeting at Mt. Holoyoke College. Great science! Great fun!
See our lab’s dispatch in Current Biology to a great paper by Harold Zakon’s group on fine-tuning of potassium channels in electric fish.
Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. Communication: Potassium channels define the dialect. Curr Biol 2018, 28(13): R744-6.
Evan wins a Travel Award to attend the 2018 Ion channels GRC conference.
Jordan Olivieri and Vanessa Zhang join our groups for the summer. Welcome!
Sarah Mohr (Yale INP) is now a PhD student in Elena’s lab.Welcome, Sarah!
Wang wins a James Hudson Brown – Alexander B. Coxe postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Wang!
Congratulations to Lydia, who won both the audience-favorite prize as well as the 2nd overall prize for the 3 minute thesis competition!
Scurrelz in da space!
UPD: a video of Lydia’s presentation is now available.
Our new paper on TMEM150C, Piezo1/2 and TREK-1 is out in Cell Reports!
Anderson EO, Schneider ER, Matson JD, Gracheva EO, Bagriantsev SN. TMEM150C / Tentonin3 is a regulator of mechano-gated ion channels. Cell Reports 2018, 23(3): 701-708.
77 kids from New Haven schools came to Yale today to hear about science at our Sensory Physiology Club!
Today’s topic was the sense of touch. Thanks to Viktor, Sarah, Evan and Jon for making it possible!
Eve receives a third year extension of her Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship!
Lydia’s review is out in Pflugers Archiv!
Hoffstaetter LJ, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO. TRPs et al.: a molecular toolkit for thermosensory adaptations. Pflügers Archiv 2018, e-pub 02/27/2018.
Slav’s lab (find Evan)Elena’s lab
The Sensory Physiology Labs at Yale!
Our paper on TRPM8 in hibernating animals is published in Cell Reports and featured on the cover!
Matos-Cruz V, Schneider E, Mastrotto M, Merriman D, Bagriantsev S, Gracheva E. Molecular prerequisites for diminished cold sensitivity in ground squirrels and hamsters. Cell Reports 2017, 21(12): 3329-37.