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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 18, 2019—Megan Rasmussen, a PhD 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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Cell and Developmental Biology Spring Seminar Series: Valentina Greco April 29

Apr. 24, 2019—Valentina Greco, professor of genetics at Yale University, will present "Principles of Tissue Dynamics and Function Captured by Live Imaging" on Monday, April 29, beginning at 12:15 p.m. The lectured will be in MRBIII, Room 1220.

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Stephen Hann, professor of cell and developmental biology, has died

Mar. 21, 2019—Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Stephen Hann, whose research focused on understanding the regulation and function of the Myc oncogene, thought to be a driving factor in up to 70 percent of human cancers, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

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Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminar April 22

Mar. 6, 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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New target for chronic kidney disease

Jan. 31, 2019—Craig Brooks and colleagues have identified a mechanism of kidney fibrosis progression, suggesting a potential new angle for treating chronic kidney disease.

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Building a pancreas

Jan. 17, 2019—Ken Lau and Guoqiang Gu have identified a critical biomarker in determining how a pancreatic progenitor cell will develop.

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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 19, 2018—New research led by Rebecca Cook demonstrates that an antiviral receptor called RIG-I has potent immunogenic and therapeutic effects in breast cancer.

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