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    Innovation Ignition Fund launches a pilot program to support early-stage therapeutic projects with translational viability

    The School of Medicine Basic Sciences and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation launch the Innovation Ignition Fund. This pilot program offers up to $500,000 in funding and drug development mentorship from Vanderbilt scientists with expertise in translational research. Read More

    Jan. 8, 2024

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    McLean Receives 2023 Eastern Analytical Symposium award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry

    John McLean, Stevenson Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Associate Provost for Graduate Education, Director of the Center for Innovative Technologies and VICB member, has been named the winner of the 2023 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2023

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    Waddell Walker Hancock Cancer Discovery Fund

    When Waddell Walker Hancock founded the A.B. Hancock Jr. Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research 40 years ago at Vanderbilt, she was determined that the right combination of imagination, perseverance and scientific talent could win the fight against cancer. Hancock Lab researchers have earned many national honors and 13 patents for… Read More

    Jun. 15, 2023

  • Robert J. Coffey GI Medicine/Oncology GI SPORE Cancer research

    A ‘supermere’ method for biomarker discovery

    Cells in the body communicate by sending and receiving protein and genetic information packaged in extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles, including exomeres and supermeres. This complex transport system is important not only in health, but in disorders as diverse as cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. For example,… Read More

    Apr. 6, 2023

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    Goldenring’s gastrointestinal research contributions lauded

    James Goldenring, MD, PhD, the Paul W. Sanger Professor of Experimental Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been honored by the American Gastroenterological Association for making significant contributions to understanding gastrointestinal disease. Goldenring, vice chair of Surgical Research for the Section of Surgical Sciences and professor of Surgery… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2023

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    E. coli uses serine to abide acidity

    E. coli bacteria are the main cause of urinary tract infections. It is thought that we acquire many of the E. coli strains through ingestion, which means that these bacteria must survive the harsh conditions in the stomach, which is acidic enough to dissolve skin. How do these bacteria survive… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2023

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    McLean & Friedman named to associate provost role

    Two veteran faculty members, highly regarded for their administrative leadership within their respective departments and their deep commitment to research and student development, have been appointed associate provosts at Vanderbilt University, announced Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver. John McLean, Stevenson Professor… Read More

    Dec. 16, 2022

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    Vanderbilt scientist’s team project wins $55,000 to research fundamental cell behavior

    Lars Plate, assistant professor of chemistry and biological sciences, is on a team that won $55,000 from Scialog’s initiative, Chemical Machinery of the Cell. The award—one of 24 granted to 21 researchers in the U.S. and Canada—will enable… Read More

    Jan. 7, 2022