School Of Medicine Basic Sciences

  • Vanderbilt University

    Michael Rapé, ubiquitin researcher, to present an Apex Lecture on Sept. 29

    By Kate Carter To highlight major inflection points in research, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences launched the Apex Lecture Series in 2023, which allows the Basic Sciences community to engage with researchers from around the world who are influencing the trajectory of their fields. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2023

  • New faculty Nancy Carrasco - Molecular Physiology, in her lab at Light Hall for Vanderbilt Magazine.

    Nancy Carrasco receives 2024 Award for the Biophysics of Health and Disease

    Nancy Carrasco, MD Please join us in congratulating Nancy Carrasco, Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science and chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, for receiving the 2024 Award for the Biophysics of Health and Disease from the Biophysical Society. Carrasco’s lab focuses on understanding… Read More

    Sep. 13, 2023

  • Dr. James Crowe Jr., professor of medicine, in his lab at Medical Research Building IV. Dr. Crowe is the subject of a feature article in the upcoming Winter 2018 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine. Crowe, who is the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, as well as director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, has spent his career hunting for a universal flu vaccine. He has re-engineered how flu vaccines work and is on the edge of creating a single shot that covers all flu strains. In a new initiative announced in October, he will lead an international team of researchers as they launch clinical trials of his new vaccine.(John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

    COVID antibody research conducted at VUMC lands national award

    A long-acting antibody combination discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that protects against COVID-19 in high-risk individuals, and which was optimized and developed by the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, has received a gold medal in the 2022 R&D 100 awards program announced Aug. 22 by R&D World Magazine. Now… Read More

    Aug. 25, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    An inward look into Biochemistry

    The Department of Biochemistry is nestled within the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, but even though Basic Sciences was only established in 2015, the biochemistry department has been an integral part of Vanderbilt since its foundation in 1925. Historically, the department was known for its prowess in nutrition and toxicology,… Read More

    Jan. 28, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    The role of integrins in kidney “integrity”

    Jan. 13, 2022, 10:40 AM by Bill Snyder Transmembrane receptors called integrins and proteins called laminins play important roles in the formation and function of tissues, including the ducts that collect urine from the filtering units of the kidneys.  To better understand their role, Roy Zent,… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Calipari named Dean’s Faculty Fellow

    Erin Calipari, assistant professor of pharmacology and member of the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research, has been named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow 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 stages of… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Learn about the science of longevity with Vanderbilt experts in virtual event

    Biomedical science has made huge strides in understanding the mechanics of human aging, and these discoveries have drastically affected how we work to prevent disease and increase longevity. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.–noon CT, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly virtual Lab-to-Table Conversation will bring aging research experts… Read More

    Nov. 15, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Search committee announced to find next dean of School of Medicine Basic Sciences

    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. The committee includes faculty members, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leadership, a dean, an alumna and a current student. John Geer,… Read More

    Nov. 8, 2021