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Schematic showing the staff of the Dean's Office and the Basic Sciences Communications team. At the top is John Kuriyan, Ph.D., Dean of School of Medicine Basic Sciences. Below him is Anne B. Lara, Executive Assistant to Dean Kuuriyan, A line connects Dean Kuriyan to the comms team, which lists Aaron Conley at the top. Conley is Director of External Affairs and Partnerships and Communications Coordinator ( Under Conley are listed 4 more people: Stephen Doster (Editor, Internal Communications;, Lorena Infante Lara, Ph.D. (Science Writer, Editor, and Social Media Manager;, Alexandra Scammell, M.A. (,and Kendra H. Oliver, Ph.D., M.P.S. (Visual Content Developer; Each person's name is under a title near the top that says "Who we are" and the brief job descriptions are listed under "What we do" (on the right side). A drawing of a light microscope is on top of the "What we do" text. If you're not sure who to contact, please reach out to Aaron Conley and he will direct you to the appropriate person.

If you’re not sure about who to contact regarding your specific need, reach out to anyone — we’ll be happy to funnel your request to the appropriate person.

Where to find us

Campus shot, viewed from up high, with the Kirkland Hall tower on the right side of the image.

Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences
465 21st Ave. S
MRB III – Suite U-1200
PMB 407914
Nashville, TN  37240-7914
(615) 322-0907
(615) 875-2441 FAX


We are located on the first floor of Medical Research Building (MRB) III, on opposite sides of the atrium.

Layout of the first floor of MRBIII, showing the location of several areas, including the 1220 lecture hall, atrium, stairs, elevators, etc. The top right of the image, across the way from 1220 and next to the main entrance, there is a section shaded in cyan and is labeled "Biological Sciences." The bottom left is the U1200 suite, colored in red, and is the Basic Sciecnes Dean & Admin Offices. Across the atrium and on the bottom right of the image is the Basic Sciences conference room, the kitchen, and the offices of the assistant deans. This region is also shaded red.