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.
Nov. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt contributes molecular imaging data of kidney to the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program, a consortium of 18 diverse collaborative research teams across the United States and Europe.
Nov. 9, 2020—Yi Ren, assistant professor of biochemistry, has contributed to research on the function and impact of the SARS-CoV-2 protein on immune signaling protein in host cells. This understanding may lead to the development of immune-enhancing therapeutics.
Nov. 6, 2020—Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Yi Ren and her team have made several discoveries to illuminate the mechanisms of key host-pathogen interactions involving viruses, with implications for gaining a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Oct. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers—including Charles Sanders, associate dean for research and professor of biochemistry, and graduate student Justin Marinko—have illuminated the cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, putting them on the road to developing therapeutic approaches for the disease that affects one in 2,500 people.
Interdisciplinary melanoma research brings understanding of cellular resistance to cancer treatment, opening doors to new cures
Oct. 21, 2020—Drug-tolerant persister cells–those that survive cancer treatment–found to rely on similar survival mechanisms across cancers, in a groundbreaking study led by Vanderbilt researchers.
Vanderbilt team works across disciplines to replicate cellular filament behavior for the first time, shedding new light on a fundamental cellular process
Sep. 8, 2020—Cell biologists, physicists and computer scientists use computational modeling to pinpoint the components that shape cell behavior.
Aug. 19, 2020—A bifunctional natural compound has been discovered with the potential to make antibiotic resistance to deadly infections less likely.
Vanderbilt researcher Houra Merrikh named a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, inducted to New York Academy of Sciences
Jun. 17, 2020—Biochemist Houra Merrikh has been named one of the nation’s rising stars in science for her work to reverse antimicrobial resistance.
Feb. 6, 2020—Stanley Cohen, a legendary Vanderbilt University biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of epidermal growth factor and its receptor, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 97.