Sep. 18, 2020—David L. Tuleen, an emeritus chemistry professor who excelled first as a teacher and later as a university administrator, has died.
Sep. 11, 2020—A new $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health is enabling Vanderbilt University chemist Renã A.S. Robinson to expand her research on racial disparities in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Aug. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt graduate student Isaiah Speight co-authors international call to action on improvements to diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Jul. 24, 2020—Tyler Derr, Xin (Maizie) Zhou and Zhongyue (John) Yang, the newest faculty co-hires joining the Data Science Institute this fall, have more in common than an interest in revealing patterns through big data—these new faculty focus on research and innovation that positively impact society.
Jul. 8, 2020—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steve Townsend has been named to this year’s class of Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awardees. Every year, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports the careers of a select number of faculty in the chemical sciences who are in the first five years of their academic career, exhibit a strong body of research, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching.
Jun. 3, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, has been immersed in science-related activities and classes since she was a child. Today, she is leading a diverse lab of researchers, using chemistry to uncover clues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.
Apr. 30, 2020—When applying to colleges, Rachel Miles wanted to keep her options open. Vanderbilt proved to be the perfect fit for the Brunswick, Ohio, native, who majored in oboe performance through the Blair School and minored in chemistry and biological sciences through the College of Arts and Science.
Apr. 24, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, discusses what the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing about racial health disparities.
Feb. 17, 2020—This year alone, Townsend has earned an $800,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research on the protective properties of human milk, a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to discover new antibiotics, a $110,000 award from the American Chemical Society, and a place on the Chemical & Engineering News 2019 “Talented 12” list of scientists.
Oct. 29, 2019—Steven Townsend, whose research into human milk could one day help all babies get their best start in life, is also a committed mentor devoted to helping young scholars get the best start on their careers.
Aug. 19, 2019—VU can nominate one candidate for the Chemistry and one candidate for the Physical Science & Engineering award categories. VU and VUMC are holding a joint competition to select one candidate for the Life Sciences award category.
Jul. 19, 2019—Chemistry major Puxin Xuanyuan put her creativity to work this summer while splitting time between an immersion experience at a medical biotech startup in Toronto and conducting cancer-fighting research on the Vanderbilt campus.