Department of Biochemistry
Nov. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt contributes molecular imaging data of kidney to the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program, a consortium of 18 diverse collaborative research teams across the United States and Europe.
Nov. 6, 2020—Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Yi Ren and her team have made several discoveries to illuminate the mechanisms of key host-pathogen interactions involving viruses, with implications for gaining a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Vanderbilt team works across disciplines to replicate cellular filament behavior for the first time, shedding new light on a fundamental cellular process
Sep. 8, 2020—Cell biologists, physicists and computer scientists use computational modeling to pinpoint the components that shape cell behavior.
Sep. 3, 2020—Tina Iverson and colleagues provide a structural view into the assembly of a protein machine essential for cellular energy production.
Jul. 23, 2020—A cellular RNA quality control mechanism was known to restrict replication of RNA viruses. Vanderbilt researchers have discovered it is also antiviral against DNA viruses.
Jun. 18, 2020—After discovering a new mechanism for DNA damage repair last year, Vanderbilt biochemists now provide direct evidence for how it works.
Vanderbilt researcher Houra Merrikh named a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, inducted to New York Academy of Sciences
Jun. 17, 2020—Biochemist Houra Merrikh has been named one of the nation’s rising stars in science for her work to reverse antimicrobial resistance.
May. 19, 2020—Manuel Ascano team validates an inhibitor of the cGAS-STING signaling pathway, which is important for cellular innate immunity against bacteria, viruses, and our own damaged DNA.
May. 7, 2020—Researchers have developed a method to identify the primary interactions between incoming viral RNA genomes and host proteins.
May. 5, 2020—John York and colleagues have demonstrated that the protein Vip1 is a rare type of bifunctional enzyme: it can both synthesize and destroy key cellular signaling molecules.
Apr. 8, 2020—New insights on influenza genome packaging could guide strategies for interfering with the virus's life cycle and ability to cause infection.
Mar. 10, 2020—This is not the Jedi you're thinking of. This Jedi is a receptor that helps clear away dead neurons during development, and its loss changes the activity of dorsal root ganglia neurons, which could have implications for treating chronic pain.