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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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Congratulations Trainees!

Apr. 16, 2021—Congratulations to our trainees: Hillary Layden (BCHM, Hiebert Lab) was awarded an NIH grant; Andrea Wojciechowski (CDB, Tansey Lab) was awarded an NIH grant and NCI grant; Tamar Kavlashvili (BCHM, Dewar Lab) won 2nd place in the Graduate Student Council’s 3-minute Thesis Competition.

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Recent High Impact Publication

Apr. 12, 2021—New work from Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD, Bradley Reinfeld, and Matthew Madden and colleagues was published in Nature this week.The group investigated the prevailing wisdom that tumors have high glucose uptake, which serves as the basis for FDG-PET cancer imaging. By carefully characterizing the glucose and glutamine utilization patterns of different cell types in the tumor microenvironment, they...

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Dean’s Faculty Fellows program recognizes Neuert, Ren

Feb. 17, 2021—By Lorena Infante Lara, February 15, 2021 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Yi Ren and Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Gregor Neuert have been recognized as School of Medicine Basic Sciences Dean’s Faculty Fellows. Established in 2020, the Dean’s Faculty Fellows program in Basic Sciences is designed to recognize the efforts of faculty in...

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SARS-CoV-2 protein blocks an essential step in host gene expression, new discovery finds

Feb. 17, 2021—by Marissa Shapiro Feb. 17, 2021, 9:00 AM Vanderbilt biochemist Yi Ren is part of a team that has identified a new behavior of a SARS-CoV-2 protein and discovered that interfering with its function can block virus replication in host cells. This opens up the potential for new therapeutic targets for COVID-19. Yi Ren (Vanderbilt...

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Think Like A Girl: A Coloring Book of Women Pioneers in STEM

Feb. 11, 2021—Visibility and recognition of women and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a vital component of fostering greater diversity and equity for under-represented groups in the next generation of scientific leaders. As we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), we are delighted to launch our latest coloring...

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Gene network for leukemia factor

Feb. 4, 2021—Feb. 4, 2021, 9:00 AM by Leigh MacMillan Transcription factors — proteins that regulate gene expression — play critical roles in cell fate decisions and are frequent targets of mutation in a variety of human cancers. Understanding how transcription factors contribute to disease requires the identification of their direct gene targets, but traditional methods are time-consuming and make it difficult to...

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Dr. Ben Danzo Obituary

Jan. 20, 2021—On Jan 6, 2021, Dr. Ben Danzo, retired Vanderbilt BCHM Faculty Member passed away. Services will be in Ohio. May he rest in peace. Obituary            

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Craig Lindsley appointed J Med Chem Editor-in-Chief of the 

Jan. 20, 2021—The ACS appoints our Dr. Craig Lindsley as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry – great news!        

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