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Molecular and Cellular Biology Archives

Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 12.

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Class of 2017: Musbah Shaheen finds belonging and purpose in the college experience

May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.

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Arts and Science senior named Churchill Scholar

Jan. 27, 2017—Jarrod Shilts, a senior from Boston, has been named one of 15 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to pursue a master’s degree in a STEM discipline at Cambridge University in England.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jun. 29, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Class of 2016: Michaela Novakovic mixes music and science

May. 5, 2016—Michaela Novakovic’s majors take her from the grand to the microscopic on a daily basis. The Sorrento, Florida, native and Blair School of Music senior is a double major in harp and molecular and cellular biology.

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Class of 2016: Ariel Helms’ past inspires her path for the future

Apr. 20, 2016—For Ariel Helms, a genealogy search when she was young revealed a long-kept secret: Her ancestors were Cherokee Native Americans.

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Vanderbilt senior wins Genetics Society award

Apr. 12, 2013—Samuel Friedman, a senior from Plymouth, Ma., majoring in molecular and cellular biology, recently won a Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America. The award allowed Friedman to present his research at the 54th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Starting up protein synthesis, in yeast

Feb. 28, 2013—Researchers have found an unusual interaction between a factor that “turns on” protein synthesis and one that produces fatty acids.

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