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!
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.