Congratulations to Sarah on successfully passing her qualifying exams!
Another bittersweet news this year. Eve Schneider, the first postdoc in Slav’s lab, leaves the lab to become an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at University of Kentucky.Good luck, Professor Schneider!
Lydia is leaving Elena’s lab to become a postdoc in the amazing lab of Dan Tracey.
Today is Lydia’s defense! Elena is observing the battlefield.Lydia looks very relaxed.Presentation!Slides!Data!After long deliberation on behalf of the committee (Slav, Elena, Fred, Sulayman and Susumu), Lydia is finally a PhD!A special cake for electrophysiology PhD-seekers.Cutting. Guided by Elena’s hand, naturally.Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Lydia Hoffstaetter (right next to the easy-to-find Evan).
A collaborative study between Elena and David Julius’ group is published in PNAS.
Emrick JJ, Mathur A, Wei J, Gracheva EO, Gronert K, Rosenblum MD, Julius D. Tissue-specific contributions of Tmem79 to atopic dermatitis and mast cell-mediated histaminergic itch. PNAS 2018, e-pub 11/21/2018.
A great commentary on Lydia and Marco’s recent paper in Current Biology is published in Journal of Experimental Biology:
Daniel Vahaba Hibernating squirrels tweak sodium channels to rest their brain. (pdf)
Department of Physiology. Find Evan!LydiaEvanJennyJenny wins the 1st poster prize. Evan wins the 2nd (with Jack and Valeria)!!! Elena is awarding the prizes.Sarah, Lydia, Yury, ViktorJenny, Marco, Sarah, LydiaErdem, Susumu, Slav (Find Evan)Lydia (on the right) and VinceYury and AlbertoOrganized by Slav and Elena!
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.
Sarah gave a terrific talk at INP RIP seminar!
We’ve had a wonderful week of lectures and experiments with students from Greater New Haven schools!
We’ve launched Sensory Physiology Club in July of 2014. Since then, we’ve taught over 600 hundreds of kids!
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.
Wang wins a James Hudson Brown – Alexander B. Coxe postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Wang!