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!
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.
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.
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.
Physiology 1st Annual Bake-off Championship!Amidst the cakes (find Evan)The winning cake!And the winner is – Lydia!This win adds to our collection of bake-off trophies (Marco won a CNNR bake-off in 2015)
Our paper on Piezo2 and duckbill mechanosensitivity is featured on the cover of today’s issue of PNAS! Special thanks to Ryan Dunn for providing the photo.
Our latest duck story was covered in Science News – a very nice takeaway by Roni Dengler:
Our new paper on Piezo2 and mechanosensitivity in duck trigeminal neurons is out in PNAS!
Schneider E*, Anderson E*, Mastrotto M, Matson J, Schulz V, Gallagher P, LaMotte R, Gracheva E, Bagriantsev S. Molecular basis of tactile specialization in the duck bill. PNAS 2017, 114(49): 13036-41. *co-authors
Watch a movie taken by Eve showing mechanoreceptive corpuscle density in the skin of the duck bill. Stunning!
Vanessa Matos-Cruz leaves Elena’s lab to become a Research Scientist at PPD
Slav and Eve went on to a scientific tour in Europe. First stop – London.London!London Zoo!Eve’s talkNext Stop – Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in StarnbergLooking for Lorenz’s geeseA fully automated research facility – everything is done by robots!Slav’s talkThank you, Hannah Rowland and Maude Baldwin for inviting us!
A collaborative study with the Pat Gallagher lab is published!
Glogowska E, Schneider E, Maksimova Y, Schulz V, Lezon-Geyda K, Wu J, Radhakrishnan K, Keel S, Mahoney D, Freidman A, Altura R, Gracheva E, Bagriantsev S, Kalfa T, Gallagher P. Novel mechanisms of PIEZO1 dysfunction in Hereditary Xerocytosis. Blood 2017, 130(16):1845-1856.
Viktor’s lecture on the sense of touch from our 5-day course on sensory physiology for mid- and high-school students.