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Melanie Ohi Archives

Discovery sheds light on protein key to nerve cells’ myelin sheath

Aug. 17, 2017—Genetic mutations in PMP22 (peripheral myelin protein 22) cause a variety of peripheral neuropathies, underscoring the importance of the protein to a healthy peripheral nervous system. But the precise function of PMP22, a major component of the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates peripheral nerve cell axons, has been unclear.

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Twelve faculty members selected as 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 6, 2017—The 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from across the university.

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Melanie Ohi presents ‘Frontiers in Biochemistry’ seminar Oct. 21

Oct. 6, 2016—Melanie Ohi, who holds a primary appointment in the Department of Cell and Development Biology, presents the next "Frontiers in Biochemistry" seminar Oct. 21.

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Findings offer new insight on how cell division proteins work

Jan. 28, 2016—A family of proteins with critical roles in cell division, synaptic transmission and cell migration don’t all function the way scientists thought they did, according to two new studies led by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Grad students help achieve key discovery

Oct. 24, 2013—A multidisciplinary study conducted by the combined efforts of Vanderbilt University graduate students has led to the first evidence that abnormal messenger RNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm can cause human disease.

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