Jan. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt alumnus Graham Gaylor and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Cody Siciliano have been named to the 2021 Forbes “30 Under 30.”
Jan. 5, 2021—Florentine Rutaganira, HHMI Hannah H. Gray Fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, will discuss “Kinase Chemical Genetics in the Closest Living Relatives of Animals" on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m. CT via Zoom.
Dec. 17, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered that blocking a certain signaling pathway boosts antitumor immunity and reduces tumor growth and metastasis in models of breast cancer and melanoma.
American Chemical Society appoints Craig Lindsley editor in chief of ‘Journal of Medicinal Chemistry’
Dec. 14, 2020—Craig Lindsley, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and university professor of chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry, has been named editor in chief of the "Journal of Medicinal Chemistry." His appointment will begin Jan. 1.
Dec. 14, 2020—Singing, painting, strumming, baking, crocheting and even gymnastic tumbling filled a virtual stage as graduate students, faculty and staff in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences held their third annual winter showcase.
Cortez named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer
Dec. 8, 2020—David Cortez, Richard N. Armstrong Chair for Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1. This follows the departure of John York, who was recently named chief science officer of California-based food technology startup Impossible Foods.
Vanderbilt microscopist receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant to expand access to imaging technologies
Dec. 2, 2020—Bryan Millis, research assistant professor of cell and developmental biology and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging Scientists program. The proceeds will go toward building an immersive virtual education platform to expand instruction and accessibility of high-end microscopy techniques within and beyond the Vanderbilt research community.
Dec. 1, 2020—Christina Termini, a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, will discuss “Leveraging Proteoglycans for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regeneration” on Tuesday, Dec. 8, beginning at 4 p.m. CT via Zoom.
Vanderbilt awarded NIH grant to continue mentoring and career training among biomedical research graduate students from underrepresented groups
Dec. 1, 2020—The Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences has won continued funding from the National Institutes of Health for its Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity program supporting the success of biomedical graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Nov. 24, 2020—Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Nov. 17, 2020—Further research by biochemistry professors Charles Sanders and Bruce Carter into therapeutics for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited condition that damages peripheral nerves, will be funded by Ancora Innovation LLC, a Deerfield Management company that supports Vanderbilt’s innovative life science research.
Nov. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt biochemists figure out how the little-understood Envelope protein helps SARS-CoV-2 function and how to disrupt the endogenously creative virus.