Borden Lacy

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    Vanderbilt University launches sustainable lab program 

    Vanderbilt Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability is launching the Vanderbilt Sustainable Labs program, which provides guidance for laboratory members to reduce the environmental impact of their lab activities. Read More

    Apr 17, 2024

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    Nominations open for ninth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

    Nominations are open for the ninth cohort of the Chancellor Faculty Fellows, a program that awards select faculty with financial and institutional support at a key moment in their careers. Learn more and read about past awardees' successes. Read More

    Feb 6, 2023

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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

    (Vanderbilt University) Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations… 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

    Clostridium difficile on the intestinal lining. (Wellcome Images) Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) infection is a leading cause of hospital-associated diarrhea, and the frequency and severity of infections are on the rise. D. Borden Lacy, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and colleagues recently demonstrated that the C. 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