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Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: ‘Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering’

Apr. 18, 2019—The Downing Lab is interested in understanding how the chemical and biophysical microenvironment influences adult cell behavior and phenotype through epigenetic gene regulatory mechanisms.

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The arrestin-GPCR connection

Apr. 12, 2019—Vsevolod Gurevich and colleagues have discovered new insights into arrestin proteins, which turn off a cell's environmental message "inbox."

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‘Molecular Cell’ editor to discuss scientific publishing April 15

Apr. 9, 2019—Brian Plosky, editor-in-chief of Molecular Cell, will discuss “Opening the Black Box of Scientific Publishing” on Monday, April 15, at 12:15 p.m.

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Town hall discusses capital planning for academic buildings in A&S historic core and for sciences, engineering

Apr. 5, 2019—A recent town hall meeting brought together senior university leaders and several hundred Vanderbilt community members to discuss the findings of two capital improvement studies.

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Stephen Hann, professor of cell and developmental biology, has died

Mar. 21, 2019—Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Stephen Hann, whose research focused on understanding the regulation and function of the Myc oncogene, thought to be a driving factor in up to 70 percent of human cancers, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

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The Tennessean: Meet the Calipari who holds court at Vanderbilt lab

Mar. 15, 2019—Erin Calipari, a principal investigator at the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research, has dedicated herself to making groundbreaking discoveries. As the daughter of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari, she's embracing her platform to share important scientific breakthroughs with people who might not otherwise be paying attention.

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New way to stimulate learning?

Mar. 14, 2019—Stimulating the vagus nerve triggers certain epigenetic changes involving learning and memory.

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Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry course offered April 9-12

Mar. 4, 2019—The eighth annual Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry laboratory course is scheduled for April 9–12 at Vanderbilt University. This is a unique educational opportunity designed to teach the procedures of MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry. The format includes both lectures and hands-on workshops with time dedicated to on-site demos from instrument vendors. 

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Novel DNA repair mechanism preserves genome integrity: study

Feb. 28, 2019—David Cortez and colleagues have discovered a new DNA repair mechanism.

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Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Luis Natividad

Feb. 28, 2019—The Discovery Science Emerging Scholars lecture series features promising young scientists making notable discoveries as postdoctoral fellows or early career faculty.

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Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins

Feb. 27, 2019—Sandra Rosenthal will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering on June 30 following 12 years of service.

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Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

Feb. 19, 2019—Supporting Careers in Research for Interventional Physicians and Surgeons (SCRIPS) aims to equip M.D.-only interventional physicians for academic careers in basic/translational research.

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