The John B. Pierce Laboratory


John B. Pierce Laboratory members show off their cool science at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C.

Three labs of the John B. Pierce Laboratory (Pieribone, Stachenfeld, Verhagen) went to D.C. to show and discuss their ongoing work among some of the ~30,000 (!) neuroscientists there.  Of course after the posters and symposia there’s always a lot of catching up to do with other colleagues. Very fun and very useful!

Dr. Keeley Baker (Postdoc, Verhagen lab) vividly explaining her brand new results on mouse odor plume navigation using our newly developed virtual odor navigation system (collaboration with Dr. John Crimaldi, U Colorado). She was crazy busy!

Ankita Gumaste, B.Sc. (graduate student, INP 2nd year, Verhagen lab) discussing mouse navigation in real plumes and responses of the olfactory bulb to plumes. She was just as busy!

Billy Coronas, M.Sc. (senior technician, Verhagen lab) fiercely defending latest imaging results of our (collaboration with Dr. Alla Ivanova) new mitochondrial sporadic Alzeimer’s Disease mouse model. Beta-amyloid: time to step aside!

Dr. Justus Verhagen (PI) telling everyone that resting state networks underlie odor response maps of the olfactory bulb (collaboration with Drs. Fahmeed Hyder, Gordon Shepherd, and Garth Thompson). Justus later was in total resting state as this was the end of the meeting.

Delicious and very fun Verhagen lab reunuion dinner at Brasserie Beck (Belgian food, we’ll be back!) with former postdoc Dr. Shaina Short (now with Matt Wachowiak at U. Utah)