Research, News & Discoveries

  • Vanderbilt University

    The age of aging research

    From age-related diseases to understanding the interventions that extend lifespan, Vanderbilt University scientists grow their focus on aging research to improve quality of life. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    From the dean

    In this issue of Vestigo, as Vanderbilt University celebrates 150 years of existence, we glance back at biomedical research that has taken place here with an eye to the future. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Through the lens: Vanderbilt’s excellence in microscopy revealed in Nikon Small World awards

    Dylan Burnette, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and Olivia Perkins, a graduate student in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, were awarded prizes in the 2022 Nikon Small World and Nikon Small World in Motion competitions. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Basic science at Vanderbilt University: A Brief History

    At a time when many schools of medicine are reducing their commitment to basic science, how did the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences come about? Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Cell and Developmental Biology pushes the limits of cancer research

    If you had visited Vanderbilt nearly a century ago searching for cellular research, you would have found yourself in the Department of Anatomy. Established in 1925, the Department of Anatomy gave way to the Department of Cell Biology before taking on its current moniker—Cell and Developmental Biology—in 2001. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Vanderbilt to establish new biosafety level 3 lab

    The Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and has allotted an additional $4 million to establish a new biosafety level 3 laboratory on campus. This funding was possible thanks in large part to the efforts of Eric Skaar, director of VI4—the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation—as well as the VUMC Office of Research. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Basic Sciences appoints Gama as new associate dean for equity and inclusive mentoring

    Vivian Gama, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, was named the new associate dean for equity and inclusive mentoring as of Sept. 1, 2023. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Educational neuroscience program is epicenter of research

    In the decade since its inauguration, seven students have graduated and an additional five are currently enrolled. At present, seven VBI training faculty members serve as educational neuroscience faculty. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    Spotlight: Barrier breakers

    By putting one foot in front of another, these trailblazers have changed Vanderbilt—and the world—with their dedication to basic research and breaking down barriers for themselves and others. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024

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    ARTiculating Science

    The art of science visualization has been a vital component of the success of biomedical innovation at Vanderbilt. Visuals possess emotional and intellectual power, essential for effective scientific communication across diverse audiences and purposes. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2024