August 19, 2017
The purpose of the retreat was to both reflect on current projects and spend some time together as a lab. The first half was spent presenting and discussing both current and future projects. The second half was spent hiking around Angel Island while enjoying a beautiful day outside the lab, with views looking out to San Francisco.
July 27, 2017
This article was recently published in the New York Times featuring a collaborative project that Kevin led while researching at Stanford, aimed at teaseing apart the peptidergic circuit responsible for sighing. The study found that a molecularly defined subpopulation of neurons expressing both Cdh9 and Dbx1 in the preBötC play a key role in generalized alertness, attention, and stress.
February 05, 2017
Look for our recently accepted manuscript at Science in the coming weeks: "Breathing control center neurons that promote arousal in mice".
December 02, 2016
In 1991, the Feldman lab demonstrated that a brainstem slice containing the breathing rhythm generator, the preBötC, continues to produce respiratory rhythms when explanted in vitro. Surrounded by talented electrophysiology labs at UCSF and with advice from experts in the field (thanks Kaiwen!) we recently have established this as a new technique in the lab.