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J. David Sweatt Archives

Three VU doctoral students receive 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Aug. 1, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study—created to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in the sciences—to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers.

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ArtLab explores intersections of art and science

Apr. 2, 2018—Whether art can boost a scientist's creativity is just one of the intriguing questions a group of faculty, students and staff explore in ArtLab, an ongoing workshop started by a postdoctoral student.

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Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

Dec. 7, 2017—Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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Sweatt, Tansey discuss influence of epigenetics on research

Nov. 2, 2017—Basic research underway at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising hopes that one day it will be possible to reverse memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease and stop a major driver of cancer in its tracks.

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Vanderbilt’s Sweatt, Tansey set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 19, 2017—How epigenetic regulation of gene transcription forms new memories and triggers cancerous growth is the subject of the next Vanderbilt Discovery Lecture on Oct. 26.

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Celebration honors new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2017—Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Tuesday during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their academic achievements range from imaginative scholarship on economics and development to groundbreaking discoveries about the role of DNA in memory formation.

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New faculty: David Sweatt studies how brain chemistry affects learning and memory

Oct. 13, 2016—Homecoming came early this year for Vanderbilt alumnus David Sweatt, who joined the faculty as chair of Pharmacology this summer, 30 years after receiving his Ph.D. from the department he now leads.

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Basic science, extraordinary impact

Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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Study suggests new way to treat rare autism disorder

Aug. 25, 2016—A protein that plays a powerful role in learning and memory may be a key to improving treatment of a rare autism spectrum disorder called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a new study suggests.

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New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments

Aug. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University researchers from diverse scientific disciplines are joining forces to help crack the stubborn mysteries of addiction through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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Sweatt named chair of Department of Pharmacology

Mar. 10, 2016—J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Pharmacology.

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