Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Archives
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.
Oct. 26, 2016—Internet posts by white supremacists websites have spiked in concert with the presidential campaign.
Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.
Mental health and well-being services expanded for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows
Oct. 3, 2016—Ensuring that graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows have access to mental health and well-being support is the aim of new enhancements being launched this fall.