Biochemistry Department

  • Vanderbilt University

    Fred Guengerich: 50 years of sowing seeds and harvesting rewards

    For bichemist Fred Guengerich, the story of his 50-plus years in science can be told through his 98 semesters on Vanderbilt University’s faculty; the 22 graduate students and 141 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists he has mentored; the 768 primary research papers, 324 invited reviews and chapters, and 138 book chapters and published proceedings he has authored; and the 125,316 of times he has been cited. But even those numbers don’t tell the whole story. Read More

    Feb. 9, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Osheroff receives Distinguished Teacher Award from Association of American Medical Colleges

    As a professor of biochemistry and medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for more than 40 years, Osheroff is the longest serving course director currently teaching medical students. He also codirects the preclerkship phase of the medical school curriculum and leads the Master Science Teachers cohort, a role established in 2007 to recognize VUSM’s outstanding basic science educators. Through his teaching, he has helped medical students at VUSM and across the globe acquire the basic science skills and knowledge they need to thrive in clinical practice, according to the AAMC. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wan named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

    William Wan, assistant professor of biochemistry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences, has been named a 2022  Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.  “As a Pew Scholar, our lab will use and develop cutting-edge methods like cryo-electron tomography to determine how… Read More

    Jun. 14, 2022