The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Dr. Stachenfeld’s lab has paper accepted in Clinical Endocrinology

Dr. Stachenfeld’s lab has paper accepted in Clinical Endocrinology demonstrating endothelial dysfunction in young transgender men. Gender affirming hormone therapy is the primary medical intervention sought by transgender people. The Stachenfeld lab has demonstrated that androgen therapy in transmen is associated with important cardiovascular changes, including mild hypertension, dyslipidemia and endothelial dysfunction.… Read More >

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – podcast series featuring Dr. Nina Stachenfeld

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is kicking off Season 2 of their Environmental & Occupational Physiology podcast series with Dr. Nina Stachenfeld from the John B. Pierce Laboratory at Yale University. … Read More >

Trending in J.Appl.Physiology – Dr. Stachenfeld’s Letter To The Editor – Women leading in Environmental and Exercise Physiology: better late than never

TO THE EDITOR:  When women reach critical mass in organizational leadership positions, things change. Women are more likely to notice and challenge sexism than male leaders. Indeed, research indicates that when an organization consists of greater than 30–35% women in leadership roles, they are able to change organizational culture.… Read More >

PLOS Biology (Sept.2019) “A Lateral View of the Sense of Smell” – Verhagen, Baker,

A Lateral View of the Sense of Smell – September 2019 issue of PLOS | Biology The mammalian olfactory bulb plays an essential role in odor processing during the perception of smell, but most studies have focused on the dorsal olfactory bulb, which contains only a quarter of all glomeruli.… Read More >

Sen. Blumenthal, Yale researchers highlight dangerous chemicals in Juul, e-cigarettes

NEW HAVEN — Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined Dr. Barry Green and fellow Yale researchers in highlighting hazardous chemicals in vaping products that are believed to be causing respiratory problems across the country.… Read More >

NEW DISCOVERY! New publication on the Schooling Behavior of Flashlight Fish

Flashlight fish are a stunning family of predominantly deep-sea fish that are named for a pair of relatively large bioluminescent organs that lie beneath their eyes. The fish themselves are not directly bioluminescent, but their sub-ocular organs are full of light-producing bacteria that the fish can expose or hide using a lid or pouch.… Read More >

Just Published! – Dr. Pieribone reveals secrets of Bright Green Biofluorescence in Sharks

GLOWING SHARKS! – How Do They Do It? Dr. Pieribone worked alongside researchers from Yale’s Crawford Lab, Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and adjunct faculty member, Dr. David Gruber, of Baruch College at #CUNY, to discover the molecular biology underlying the fascinating biofluorescent skin of #catsharks.… Read More >

Dr. Stachenfeld provides expert insight into the effects of total sleep deprivation in older adults: An episode of the AJP’s Heart and Circulatory Podcast Series.

“‘Does 24 hours of total sleep deprivation affect older women and older men differently?’ Associate Editor Nisha Charkoudian (U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine) interviews lead author Jason Carter (Michigan Technological University) and expert Nina Stachenfeld (Yale University School of Medicine) about the innovative study by Carter and co-authors, who found a sympatho-excitatory response to the sleep deprivation protocol in older women, but not in older men.… Read More >