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Basic Sciences Faculty and Facility Profiles

In these videos, a number of our faculty members discuss their research, the importance basic science, funding, and offer advice for graduate students and postdocs. Visit the Basic Sciences YouTube Playlist to see overviews and full interviews of our faculty profiles!

 

About VU Basic Sciences

Lawrence Marnett
Message from the Dean of Basic Sciences

 

Addiction Research

Erin Calipari    Research Overview    Full Interview   Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Principle Investigator, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research

Danny Winder   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research

Blood Disorders

Breann Brown   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

 

Brain Tumor Research – Adult & Children

Rebecca Ihrie   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Breast Cancer Research

Rebecca Cook   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Cancer Biology

Jonathan Irish   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Cancer Metastasis

Barbara Fingleton  Research Overview  Full Interview   Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Associate Professor, Surgery

Cancer & Neurodegenerative/Metabolic Disease

Erkan Karakas   Research Overview
Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

 

Cell Fate In Disease

Carlos Lopez   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Colon Cancer & Crohn’s Disease

Ken Lau   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

 

Computational Biology

Jens Meiler   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Professor of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Gregor Neuert   Research Overview  Full Interview   Lab
Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Funding

Funding Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University

 

High-Throughput Screening & Antibody Core

Paige Vinson   Research Overview   Full Interview   Core Facilities
Director, High-Throughput Screening Core
Director, Vanderbilt Antibody and Protein Resource Core

Infectious Diseases

Manny Ascano   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Neurological & Psychiatric Disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)

Jeffrey Conn   Research Overview   Full Interview   Lab
Professor of Pharmacology
Lee E. Limbird Chair in Pharmacology

Microscopy & Quantitative Image Analysis

Bryan Millis   Facility Overview   Full Interview
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

 

Microtubule Regulation

Marija Zanic   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Molecular Recognition – Endocarditis

Tina Iverson   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Biochemistry

Obesity

Alyssa Hasty   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Basic Sciences
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Stem Cell Pathways

Vivian Gama   Research Overview   Full Interview    Lab
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

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