• Vanderbilt University

    Ken Lau named 2023 Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund Awardee

    Ken Lau, professor of cell and developmental biology, will receive a one-year research award from the Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund. This work will propel Vanderbilt forward as a leader in the field by leveraging novel technology to develop customized sequencing-based assays of cell-associated components at the single-cell resolution. Read More

    Nov. 7, 2023

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    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

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    Biochemist Martin Egli elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

    For his outstanding achievements, including investigations directed at nucleic acid structure, DNA bypass polymerases and the circadian clock, Martin Egli has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The academy is dedicated to innovative research, interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration. Read More

    Oct. 25, 2023

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    Uddin receives second Phi Beta Psi national research award

    Md. Jashim Uddin Md. Jashim Uddin, research associate professor of biochemistry, has received the Phi Beta Psi national research award for the second year in a row. The award will fund an ongoing project in which Uddin and colleagues are working to develop an improved cancer imaging platform… Read More

    Aug. 24, 2023

  • Side-by-side headshots of Emily Hodges (left) and Cody Sicilano (right).

    Basic Sciences names Hodges, Siciliano as Dean’s Faculty Fellows

    By Aaron Conley Emily Hodges, assistant professor of biochemistry, and Cody Siciliano, assistant professor of pharmacology, have been named Dean’s Faculty Fellows of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. The Dean’s Faculty Fellows program, started in 2020, is designed to recognize the efforts of faculty in the early… Read More

    Aug. 18, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Mourns the Loss of Conrad Wagner

    Dr. Conrad Wagner passed away on March 13, 2023. Connie joined the Department of Biochemistry as an Assistant Professor in 1961 and maintained an active laboratory studying one-carbon metabolism and folic acid until becoming emeritus Professor of Biochemistry in 2015. His research was part of an internationally recognized division of… Read More

    Mar. 16, 2023

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    Cardiovascular research pioneer Inagami mourned

    Tadashi Inagami, PhD, DSc, Vanderbilt University Professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, who helped characterize the biochemical basis for hypertension, heart failure and vascular disease, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13 after a brief illness. He was 92. “Tad was an exceptional scientist in the hypertension research field and brought international recognition… Read More

    Mar. 16, 2023

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    Estrada to lead VUSM health equity education

    Lourdes Estrada, PhD, associate professor of Biochemistry, has been named assistant dean for Health Equity Education, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, effective Feb. 1. In this role, she will work to develop and expand initiatives that integrate core principles of health equity into VUSM’s health sciences educational programs, with an… Read More

    Jan. 19, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Uddin receives Phi Beta Psi award to continue development of diagnostic tool for detecting pathological cells

    By Leah Mann Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Md. Jashim Uddin Md. Jashim Uddin, research associate professor of biochemistry, has received a 2022 National Project Research Grant from Phi Beta Psi. Uddin was one of six recipients nationally and is the first-ever Vanderbilt faculty member to receive this… Read More

    Dec. 14, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Pietenpol named chief scientific and strategy officer

    Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Benjamin F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and Executive Vice President for Research for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is stepping down on June 30 from her long-held role as the Cancer Center’s director to focus on a combined leadership role… Read More

    Feb. 10, 2022