Jul. 11, 2018—Before his retirement in 2016, Howe made major contributions to the chemistry department’s teaching and research programs as well as to other science departments in the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering and School of Medicine.
Jun. 29, 2018—There’s one bond that had scientists stumped: the one between some types of metals and carbon. Professor of Chemistry Timothy Hanusa set out to replicate this unique type of bond using modeling.
May. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.
Apr. 18, 2018—A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.
Feb. 23, 2018—Combining a natural dye from blackberries with photosynthetic proteins extracted from spinach leaves increases the voltage of biohybrid solar cells by a factor of 20.
Feb. 20, 2018—Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is being recognized for her development of nanocrystal probes for neuroscience and white-light emitting nanocrystals as well as her leadership in the NSF-funded TN-SCORE program.
Oct. 23, 2017—Renã A. S. Robinson’s interest in aging dates back to her childhood. Her mother spent her spare time as a caregiver attending to elderly people with dementia. Now an analytic chemist, Robinson is investigating the science behind this very human condition. She is employing the emerging field of proteomics to study the process of aging as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Oct. 13, 2017—A new exhibit on display at the Wond'ry honors the discoveries of Vanderbilt's Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art.
Aug. 20, 2017—A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections.
Mar. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University chemists collaborated in research that ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles to create inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customizable rainbow of colors.
Feb. 14, 2017—Professor Emeritus of Chemistry David James Wilson died peacefully Jan. 12 in Belleville, Michigan, following a three-year bout with melanoma. He was 86.