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cell and developmental biology

Salk Institute’s Kathy DelGiorno to speak on pancreatic tumorigenesis Nov. 14

Nov. 7, 2019—Kathy DelGiorno, a staff scientist at the Geoffrey Wahl Laboratory of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will discuss “Tuft Cells Restrain Pancreatic Tumorigenesis Through Paracrine Eicosanoid Signaling” on Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning at 12:15 p.m. in MRB III, Room 3131.

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‘Muscle Stem Cell Under Stress’ Oct. 24

Oct. 16, 2019—The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology will present a special seminar on Thursday, Oct. 24.  Annarita Scaramozza, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California-San Francisco, will present “Muscle Stem Cell Under Stress” beginning at 12:15 p.m. in MRB III, Room 3131.

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Wente and Macara named American Society for Cell Biology Fellows

Oct. 10, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Ian Macara have been elected 2019 fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology.

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Adhesion protein optimizes border

Feb. 15, 2019—Matthew Tyska and colleagues have found that an adhesion protein in the gut is necessary for proper intestinal functioning.

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Trans-institutional team documents potential new treatment path for breast cancer

Jan. 16, 2019—A team led by biomolecular engineer John Wilson and cancer biologist Rebecca Cook have found a way to trigger an immune response that targets breast cancer cells.

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Team seeks to create genetic map of worm’s nervous system

Dec. 7, 2018—A complete map of gene expression for the worm may help address broad questions in neuroscience about how gene expression programs establish diverse sets of neurons and how genetic differences contribute to neuronal function in healthy and disease conditions.

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A brain-builder called “Shh”

Aug. 30, 2018—A newly discovered role for the "Sonic the Hedgehog" protein in the proper development of the cerebellum.

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Gould awarded $10K prize for achievement in research

Aug. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kathleen Gould Aug. 23. She was one of 10 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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SMAD4 clue to colon cancer

Jul. 5, 2018—Chronic inflammation is a predisposing condition for colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Anna Means, Ph.D., and colleagues have now linked inflammation-driven carcinogenesis in the colon to loss of an important signaling protein called SMAD4.

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$8.1 million grant funds new center to research highly aggressive form of lung cancer

Jun. 8, 2018—A five-year National Cancer Institute grant will fund an interdisciplinary research center for the study of small cell lung cancer, a highly aggressive, incurable form of the disease.

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Linda Sealy receives 2018 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Feb. 15, 2018—Professor Linda Sealy has won the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement for her continued efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.

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A lipid’s role in cell division

Nov. 10, 2017—Lipids in the plasma membrane regulate the position of the contractile ring that is required for cell division, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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