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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

The plus and minus of microtubules

Sep. 5, 2019—Understanding the dynamic regulation of cytoskeletal microtubules may suggest new ways to treat disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease to cancer.

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A “rheostat” for cancer signals

Aug. 27, 2019—Jason MacGurn and colleagues have characterized a “rheostat” that sets WNT pathway signaling in breast cancer cells.

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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology’s Monday Seminar Series begins Aug. 19

Aug. 16, 2019—Monday’s weekly seminars are on a cutting-edge topics in Cell or Developmental Biology, as well as Stem Cell and Epithelial Biology.

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Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Aug. 15, 2019—Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer clue

Aug. 12, 2019—Inflammation synergizes with a cell’s intrinsic genetic program to promote the development of pancreatic cancer.

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New role for microtubules in diabetes

Jul. 29, 2019—Microtubules, part of the cell's cytoskeleton, regulate the secretion of insulin, suggesting that they may be a new target for treating diabetes.

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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 18, 2019—Megan Rasmussen, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar

Jun. 20, 2019—Jennifer Sucre, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at Vanderbilt University Medical School and Secondary Faculty Candidate for CDB presents “Modeling the Lung: Wnt Signaling in Lung Development and Disease”.

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Cell-cell signals in developing heart

Jun. 10, 2019—Scott Baldwin and colleagues have discovered early signaling events during heart development, findings that could guide cell replacement therapies for heart disease.

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Dynamic basement membranes

May. 9, 2019—Basement membranes are important structural and functional components of tissues. New research provides insight into how they repair themselves.

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Blueprint for rebuilding the heart

May. 9, 2019—New findings may speed progress toward programming cells to rebuild damaged hearts more quickly.

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Cell and Developmental Biology Spring Seminar Series: Qiangjun Zhou April 30

Apr. 24, 2019—Qiangjun Zhou, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, will present "Molecular Mechanism of Neurotransmitter Release: Locked Until the Last Millisecond" on Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. The talk will be in MRBIII, Room 3131. The event is hosted by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

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