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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs launches online postdoctoral appointment management system

Aug. 11, 2017—Beginning Aug. 16, postdoctoral appointments will be managed in REDCap and processed through the Graduate School.

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Deciphering potent DNA toxin’s secrets

Aug. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers uncover the secret of the remarkable potency of the DNA toxin yatakemycin, which could someday be harnessed to fight cancer.

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Astronomers discover exoplanet hotter than most stars

Jun. 5, 2017—Astronomers at Vanderbilt and Ohio State have discovered a planet like Jupiter zipping around its host star every day, boiling at temperatures hotter than most stars with a giant cometary tail.

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First cohort of Academic Pathways Fellows chosen

May. 17, 2017—The innovative program addresses the acute need for greater diversity in the professoriate by offering a specialized postdoctoral program for scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Wisecaver named Vanderbilt ‘Postdoc of the Year’

Apr. 21, 2017—Accomplished postdocs and faculty "Mentor of the Year" honored at annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Shared Resources Symposium April 19.

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New method for tapping vast plant pharmacopeia to make more effective drugs

Apr. 14, 2017—Geneticists have developed an effective new method for identifying the genes that produce the chemicals plants use to protect themselves from predators, which are an important natural drug source.

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Forget sponges: the earliest animals were marine jellies

Apr. 10, 2017—A powerful new method has been devised to settle contentious phylogenetic tree-of-life issues. such as "What is the oldest branch of the animal family tree?"

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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First Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium to be held March 2

Feb. 22, 2017—The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend the finalists' symposium March 2 at Sarratt, featuring research from the humanities, social sciences and life/physical/biomedical sciences.

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Measuring elements of life in Milky Way

Jan. 6, 2017—Astronomers participating in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have announced the results of the first study that shows how the abundance of the "elements of life" varies across the Milky Way galaxy.

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McCabe named associate dean of Graduate School and director of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Jan. 5, 2017—As the inaugural head of this new office, McCabe is charged with building out its core programs, including professional development, and overseeing the rollout of the Academic Pathways Fellowship.

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Each animal species hosts a unique microbial community and benefits from it

Nov. 28, 2016—A laboratory study of four animal species and their microbiota finds that each species hosts a unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness.

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