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Ascano receives Chancellor’s Award for Research

Aug. 30, 2021—Manny Ascano is the 2021 Channcellor’s Award recipient for ground-breaking cancer research. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cybele Raver and Faculty Senate Chair Mark Magnuson, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, presented awards to 13 faculty members during the Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 26. The awards recognize...

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An interview with Chuck Sanders, newly elected president of the Protein Society

Aug. 25, 2021—This summer, Chuck Sanders, associate dean for research, professor of biochemistry, and Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Chair in cardiovascular research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences, took the helm of the Protein Society as president with a term until 2024. Sanders was voted in as president of the society by...

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Susan G. Komen funds VICC breast cancer initiatives

Jul. 20, 2021—Jul. 15, 2021, 10:22 AM by Tom Wilemon Susan G. Komen has announced breast cancer research grants totaling $14 million, including funding for three separate initiatives led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers. The funding focused on two key areas — research to better detect and treat stage IV metastatic breast cancer and research to...

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Archana Krishnamoorthy paper makes cover of Molecular Cell

Jul. 16, 2021—A paper by Archana Krishnamoorthy and other Cortez lab members was published today as a “Featured Article” in @MolecularCell. Archana did the artwork on the cover as well! 

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Guengerich publication selected as JBC Editor’s Pick

Jul. 14, 2021—Fred Guengerich’s manuscript, “Stepwise binding of inhibitors to human cytochrome P450 17A1 and rapid kinetics of inhibition of androgen biosynthesis,” was selected as one of Journal of Biological Chemistry’s “Editors’ Picks,” a work providing an exceptional contribution to the field. Congratulations! JBC will also run a highlight on co-author Kevin McCarty who is joining QCB this fall as...

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Congratulations Ivette and Melissa – Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement Winners

Jul. 13, 2021—Thanks to their high academic and scientific achievement, 11 graduate students have been presented with the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies. Recipients are recognized for the originality, significance and rigor of their dissertation research. The awardees were selected by a committee made up of the directors of graduate studies for each of...

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Yi Ren Profiled in New Faculty Video

Jun. 25, 2021—Yi Ren provides an overview of her research in this recent faculty profile video.

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Craig Lindsley named to Medicinal Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society Hall of Fame

Jun. 16, 2021—by Marissa Shapiro Jun. 15, 2021, 12:00 PM Craig Lindsley, the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and University Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Chemistry Craig Lindsley, the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and director of Vanderbilt University’s  Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, will be inducted as a member of the...

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Guengerich, Hamm named to inaugural class of ASBMB Fellows

Apr. 27, 2021—Lorena Infante Lara Fred Guengerich, who holds the Tadashi Inagami, Ph.D. Chair in Biochemistry and is a professor of biochemistry, and Heidi Hamm, who holds the Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Chair in Cardiovascular Research and is a professor of pharmacology, have been named part of the inaugural class of fellows of the...

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Melvin Fitzgerald, longtime Biochemistry employee, dies at 84

Apr. 27, 2021—Mr. Fitzgerald, who retired in 2013 after more than 55 years, was a Commodore Award and Martin Luther King Jr. Award winner. by Wayne WoodApril 23, 2021 ShareTwitterFacebookLinkedInPinterest Melvin Fitzgerald shortly before his retirement in 2013. Photo by John Russell Melvin Fitzgerald, one of the longest-serving employees in Vanderbilt’s history, died April 14. He was...

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Congratulations to Dr. Marija Zanic for tenured promotion to Associate Professor!

Apr. 16, 2021—Congratulations Dr. Marija Zanic for tenured promotion to Associate Professor!                              

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Ray Blind named GSA Presidential Member

Apr. 16, 2021—The Genetics Society of America launched a new initiative in 2020 to invite talented and creative individuals from diverse backgrounds into their community, and named Ray Blind(Medicine) as a member of its first cohort.

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Carter named to CRF scientific advisory board

Apr. 16, 2021—Bruce Carter (Biochemistry) has been appointed to the scientific advisory board of CMT Research Foundation. In this role, Carter will help guide CRF’s research strategy and funding to deliver treatments and cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.                        

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Zanic recognized at Biophysical Society annual meeting

Apr. 16, 2021—CDB faculty member Marija Zanic received the 2020 Early Career Award from the Motility & Cytoskeleton subgroup. She accepted the award and presented a talk at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, which took place in February.                

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Faculty Spotlight: Brian O. Bachmann, Ph.D.

Apr. 16, 2021—Brian Bachmann received his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Biosynthetic Studies, a multidisciplinary group working on the construction and deconstruction of biosynthetic pathways and the discovery of their products. The broad goals of this group are...

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