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Lisa Monteggia to lead Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Mar. 12, 2018—Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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TEDxNashville 2018 to include Herculano-Houzel, Ikard and Talisse

Mar. 9, 2018—College of Arts and Science professors Suzana Herculano-Houzel, David Ikard and Robert Talisse are among the speakers at the TEDxNashville event March 16–17 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring classes

Feb. 23, 2018—Nashville's thriving sports scene, 21st-century American cities and the latest brain research are among the spring 2018 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Brain Awareness events highlight mind’s wonders

Feb. 22, 2018—Research on circadian rhythms, longevity and the brain’s pleasure system will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness events sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Nov. 11 John Cleese event at Vanderbilt cancelled

Nov. 3, 2017—British writer, actor, comedian, and self-described "tall person" John Cleese will speak on "Thinking Creatively" at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema Nov. 11.

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Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel discusses the formation of remarkable brains—and minds—on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Oct. 16, 2017—The latest episode of the podcast features Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel and the groundbreaking research featured in her book, "The Human Advantage."

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New search committee for VBI director is appointed

Aug. 7, 2017—A new committee has been named to lead a national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Brain Blast!

Mar. 16, 2017—Hammed Aljohani, 5, shares what he’s discovered about fruit flies with his older brother, Ruwwad Aljohani, 8, with the help of Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate student Nicholas Smith on Saturday during the annual “Brain Blast.”

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Events highlight wonders, mysteries of the human brain

Mar. 2, 2017—Research on Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Back to Basics: Q&A with Dean Lawrence Marnett

Nov. 20, 2016—In April, when the fiscal separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was completed, Larry Marnett—the University Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology and Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research—assumed a new role as the School of Medicine’s first dean of basic sciences, reporting directly to the provost.

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Probing drug abuse circuitry

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have identified cocaine-induced modifications at specific neuronal connections, which could aid the development of new therapies for substance abuse disorders.

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Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark

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.

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