June 30, 2018

Lab Retreat 2018: Mt Diablo June 30, 2018

Another year, another lab retreat. With so much great progress on current projects and so many new directions, Thursday was jam packed with research discussion. Friday, the Yackle Lab stepped out of the ephys room for once and hiked up Mt Diablo (+7miles total) in the sun!

March 13, 2018

De-Stress with Llamas March 13, 2018

The lab took a break from studying breathing to pet some friendly therapy llamas. Surprisingly relaxing!

August 19, 2017

Lab Retreat 2017! 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

NYT | Why Deep Breathing May Keep Us Calm 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 teasing 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.