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Vanderbilt-led team discovers new genetic disease and defines underlying mechanism

Jan. 18, 2020—Jan. 13, 2020, 11:00 AM Cartilage cells in the zebrafish model of the disease CATIFA (right) have reduced volumes and irregular shapes compared to healthy cartilage cells (left) because of a defect in collagen secretion. (image courtesy of Ela Knapik, MD) by Leigh MacMillan Studies that started in zebrafish have now pointed to a role...

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Grant spurs effort to map biology of Crohn’s disease

Nov. 22, 2019—Nov. 20, 2019, 4:14 PM by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease. Under the terms of the award, which was announced last month, VUMC...

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Understanding cell division

Nov. 22, 2019—Nov. 18, 2019, 8:30 AM by Cayetana Arnaiz Yépez Cytokinesis is the final step of the process of cell division, by which the two new cells are physically separated. This process relies on a structure called the cytokinetic ring, which needs to be linked to the plasma membrane throughout cell division. One important linker protein is...

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Wente & Macara Names ASCB Fellows

Oct. 3, 2019—Kudos to Professors of Cell and Developmental Biology Susan Wente and Ian Macara, named 2019 ASCB Fellows! Dr. Wente is the Interim Chancellor and University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Macara is the Louise B. McGavock Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. They join 16 ASCB members who were nominated by their peers...

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2019 PDB Annual Retreat Photo

Sep. 25, 2019—Group photograph of those attending the 2019 PDB Annual Retreat at Pickwick Landing State Park on September 5 & 6, 2019 (enlarge).

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Marija Zanic’s paper makes JCB’s September cover

Aug. 17, 2019—Marija Zanic and her colleagues made the September Journal of Cell Biology cover. View her lab’s paper, “Microtubule minus-end stability is dictated by the tubulin off-rate,” here and an overview here.

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