The John B. Pierce Laboratory


A Whiff of Art – Dr. Verhagen shares his take on a new Dutch exhibition

Dr. Justus Verhagen shares his take on a new Dutch exhibition that will showcase artwork that evoke the sense of smell in a recent article published by Smithsonian magazine. “The sense of smell is tightly interwoven with the evolutionarily old limbic system of the brain by having direct access to structures like the amygdala, hippocampal complex, and cortex,” Dr.… Read More >

YaleNews – Study finds that when smelling, oral stimuli are weaker than nasal stimuli

In a recent study, Fahmeed Hyder and a group of Yale researchers, including Justus Verhagen of The John B. Pierce Laboratory, have found that odors sensed through eating are weaker than those sensed through inhalation.… Read More >

YaleNews – Taste and its two ways to the brain

Taste and smell are “critical aspects to being human”.  So why don’t we know more about them? Research by Dr. Fahmeed Hyder, in collaboration with Justus Verhagen and Gordon Shepherd, reveals retronasal odor responses to entire olfactory bulbs.… Read More >

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk, Ph.D.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague, Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk, PhD.  Born in the Netherlands on September 29, 1927, he came to the United States in 1955 and was naturalized in 1962.… Read More >

Pierce Laboratory now officially powered by 100% Renewable Energy!

We are pleased to announce that The John B. Pierce Laboratory is now officially powered by 100% Renewable Energy!  For more information on Constellation’s Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) visit their website by clicking here.… Read More >

Feb.1st Webinar – Stepping Forward: Advancing Opportunity and Equity in the Time of COVID

In the wake of surging efforts to ameliorate systemic inequality, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven is hosting a panel discussion and a community conversation entitled, “Stepping Forward: Advancing Opportunity and Equity in the Time of COVID”. … Read More >

The Pierce Laboratory screens the movie: ‘Picture a Scientist’

Dec 4, 2020 — The Pierce Laboratory Screens ‘Picture A Scientist’ Picture A Scientist is a 93-minute film that was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. The film focuses on challenges women face in science and how they have successfully overcome them.… Read More >

Men and Women are Physiologically Unequal: An Equal Research Emphasis

An interview leading off a special edition: Yale Scientific Magazine‘s Women’s Issue.  Dr. Nina Stachenfeld’s interview addresses the importance of including women, and females in general in research. “Physiologists who do these kinds of studies control for [fickle factors] all the time, and they’re not easy to control for, but we do it,” asserted Stachenfeld.… Read More >