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Vestigo is a print and online magazine published by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Published twice a year, Vestigo provides an in-depth view of research that’s happening in our community, highlights trainee accomplishments, and celebrates the successes of our staff and faculty. Through our work, we hope that you will appreciate the vision we have for the future and the steps we are taking to get there.

Vestigo (ves-TEE-go) comes from the Latin “vestigare”: to discover, search after, seek out, inquire, investigate. It encapsulates the spirit of discovery and dedication to research we strive to embody at Vanderbilt University Basic Sciences.


Experience Vestigo with AR!

  • Instructions

    Be sure to not miss additional augmented reality content!

    For Issue 3, there’s no need to download a separate app. For Issues 1–2, you’ll need to download the Zappar app on your phone and scan the “bug” at the top of the magazine covers.

    Using either your phone’s camera or the Zappar app:

    • Point your phone’s camera at the QR code on the top right of the magazine cover (do not take a photo).
    • Tap the pop-up that asks if you’d like to open a website. Your phone’s browser will open.
    • Explore! Click around on the buttons that pop up on your phone’s screen for additional content, including videos referenced in the magazine!

    Send us an email if you run into issues. We’ll be happy to help.

Quick Guide

A celebration of Larry Marnett's work with COX-2, a human enzyme that is targeted by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This image, drawn by Kendra H. Oliver, is based on the structure of the NSAID isoxicam when bound to COX-2.




A monthly newsletter with the short-and-sweet of what's new at Vanderbilt Basic Sciences.

Basically Speaking

A more in-depth monthly newsletter than Vital. Each month we bring you the latest awards, highlights, events, and more from graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff conducting basic biomedical research on campus.

Past Publications

The Reading List

This weekly newsletter contains recent research papers and preprints published by primary and secondary Basic Sciences faculty or by biomedical Ph.D. students. Although we do our best to monitor for new papers, we may miss some here or there. Email us if your latest work hasn’t been included yet!