The John B. Pierce Laboratory


BioCT launches New Haven Innovation Labs funded by the John B. Pierce Laboratory and CTNext

The John B Pierce Laboratory partners with BioCT to launch New Haven Innovation Labs, newly renovated incubator spaces designed to stoke the ever-growing scientific and innovative fervor girdling the Ivy League university town.… Read More >

Pierce Lab is excited to participate in SCSU’s Bioscience Career Forum

The Pierce Lab is excited to participate in SCSU’s Bioscience Career Forum hosted by our friends at SCSU, CSCU, and The Jackson Laboratory in partnership with BioCT. This whole-day event is aimed at STEM students.… Read More >

Tori Stone, PhD, receives the “EEP Postdoctoral Research Recognition Award” at the 2021 Experimental Biology Conference.

Congratulations to Dr. Tori Stone! Dr. Stone was recently announced the recipient of this prestigious award by the American Physiological Society for outstanding research as a woman in STEM. She will be recognized in an awards ceremony at the 2021 Virtual Experimental Biology Conference for this achievement.… Read More >

Poster Presentations from Stachenfeld Laboratory at Experimental Biology 2021 Virtual meeting; April 27-30, 2021

From Dr. Stachenfeld’s Laboratory, Tori Stone, Mari Chiles and Zeenat Hussain will be presenting posters at Experimental Biology 2021 Virtual meeting.  Dr. Stone is presenting her work demonstrating testosterone impairs autonomic function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and Ms.… Read More >

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 >