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Dr. Usselman’s published work chosen as an APSselect Paper

Charlotte Usselman, PhD has been a Post Doctoral Fellow in Dr. Nina Stachenfeld’s laboratory since November, 2015.  Before coming to the Pierce Laboratory, Dr. Usselman trained in Kevin Shoemaker’s laboratory at Western University (Canada), one of the most prestigious laboratories in the world studying neurovascular control of blood pressure. … Read More >

Research Scientists develop model for studying Alzheimer’s disease

By Ziba Kashef The vast majority of Alzheimer’s disease cases are not directly inherited but linked to environmental and genetic factors. Yet most models used for studying Alzheimer’s in animals mimic the inherited form of the disease.… Read More >

Drs. Stachenfeld and Usselman receive the Paul E. Titus Fellowship in Obstetrics for 2016-2017

Drs. Nina Stachenfeld and Charlotte Usselman are recipients of the Paul E. Titus Fellowship in Obstetrics at Yale School of Medicine for 2016-2017.  This fund supports research into adverse pregnancy outcomes. … Read More >

Colors of the covert world of the deep

By Madhuvanthi Kannan Inhabiting the darkest realms of ocean waters near the Gulf of Mexico, animals such as the catshark use body fluorescence as a privy code to find and be found by their peers…and even perhaps, evade potential predators.… Read More >

New Views of Deep-Sea Bioluminescence: Low-Light Camera Reveals Life on a Hydrothermal Chimney

By Ashik Siddique A video of bioluminescence in a hydrothermal chimney, collected by low-light camera on the ROV Hercules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoVTCG2AJv0&feature=youtu.be A team of scientists including Dr.… Read More >

Catsharks have an eye for fluorescence and they use it to perceive their kin

By Madhuvanthi Kannan Scientists including Dr. Vincent Pieribone have shown that catsharks – spotty, reticent fishes of deep ocean waters – have extraordinary vision that helps them distinguish their mates from other species.… Read More >

Mary Burke selected to receive two awards

Congratulations to Mary Burke, Yale graduate student in the lab of Dr. Dana Small, who has been selected to receive the Annie Le Fellowship Award of 2016, and as part of the Yale Neuroscience Outreach Program, the Seton Elm-Ivy Award.… Read More >

Animals, from flies to humans, use olfaction to find resources, such as food and mates. How do such different creatures, with such different brains, all share this ability?

Dr. Justus Verhagen, an Associate Fellow at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, along with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of California-Berkeley, Weill Cornell Medical College, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University Medical Center are working to uncover the algorithmic and mechanistic processes governing this deeply embedded behavior.… Read More >