Borden Lacy

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    Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows recognized at 2021 Spring Postdoc Awards

    The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced its 2021 award winners May 24. Postdoctoral fellows, commonly known as postdocs, are professionals who have earned doctoral degrees and are, in most cases, temporarily pursuing additional scholarly training, experience and research progress necessary for a wide range of career paths. Read More

    May. 25, 2021

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    Borden Lacy named director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Structural Biology

    Borden Lacy, Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology and professor of biochemistry and pathology, microbiology and immunology, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, effective Jan. 1. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2021

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    Structural views of a C. diff toxin

    D. Borden Lacy and colleagues used cryo-electron microscopy to define the structure of a C. diff toxin, providing a framework for the design of novel therapeutics. Read More

    Jan. 10, 2020

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    Versatile C. difficile blocker

    New research reveals a unique mechanism of C. difficile toxin neutralization by a monoclonal antibody, suggesting new therapeutic approaches. Read More

    Jan. 26, 2018

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    15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

    Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2017

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    Inaugural Stanley Cohen Lecture is March 4

    Ray Stevens, the Provost Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California, presents the inaugural Stanley Cohen Lecture Friday, March 4. Read More

    Feb. 23, 2016

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    Crystal structure reveals secrets of virulent bacterium

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have obtained the crystal structure of a toxin from the bacterium Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) — the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea in the United States. Read More

    Jan. 14, 2016

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    Study identifies C. diff toxin receptor, suggests new treatment approaches

    Vanderbilt University investigators have identified a cellular receptor for a toxin from Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) — the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea in the United States. Read More

    Jun. 4, 2015

  • VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

    VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

    The 2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during the May 19 Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Read More

    May. 26, 2015

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    Chancellor Faculty Fellows Program to Advance Trans-institutional Scholarship

    Fifteen faculty members from diverse disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor Faculty Fellows program. Read More

    Mar. 23, 2015

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    Cutting-edge research to be showcased in May

    The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced its 2021 award winners at the Spring Postdoc Awards ceremony on May 24. Postdoc of the Year The Postdoc of the Year award recognizes a postdoctoral scholar who demonstrates excellence in research and scholarship since January 2020. The… Read More

    May. 1, 2014

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    Vanderbilt awarded $16.5 million agreement to determine how toxic agents affect human cells

    Vanderbilt University has been awarded a Cooperative Agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Research Office that is worth up to $16.5 million over five years. Read More

    Mar. 3, 2014

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    Defusing ‘C. diff’ infection

    The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced its 2021 award winners at the Spring Postdoc Awards ceremony on May 24. Postdoc of the Year The Postdoc of the Year award recognizes a postdoctoral scholar who demonstrates excellence in research and scholarship since January 2020. The… Read More

    Nov. 8, 2013

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    Lacy’s crystallographic research achievements recognized

    D. Borden Lacy, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Biochemistry, will receive the 2014 Margaret Etter Award from the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) for outstanding achievement and exceptional potential in crystallographic research demonstrated by a scientist at an early stage of their independent career. Read More

    Sep. 19, 2013