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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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“Discovery” write-up of Tyska Development Cell article is now online

Aug. 16, 2019—An overview of Matt Tyska’s recent Developmental Cell paper has been posted on the Basic Sciences site. You can also access it via the “Discoveries” square on the Basic Sciences home page.

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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 19, 2019—Jul. 18, 2019, 10:02 AM by Bill Snyder Megan Rasmussen, a PhD student in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar. Megan Rasmussen She will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be mentored by the winner of the...

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Promoting β cell development

Jul. 19, 2019—A collaboration between the labs of Roland Stein (MPB) and Christopher Wright (CDB) outlinesan interaction between the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex and the Pdx1 transcription factor that promotes healthy development of insulin-producing β cells in the pancreas.

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Bracey & Taneja awarded research fellowships

Jul. 19, 2019—This month, the following graduate students were awarded fellowships: Justin Marinko (lab of Chuck Sanders, Biochemistry) and Kai Bracey (lab of Irina Kaverina, CDB) from the NIH, Nilay Taneja (lab of Dylan Burnette, CDB) from the American Heart Association, and Joe Luchsinger (lab of Danny Winder, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics [MPB]) from the NIAAA. Congratulations to you all!

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Vanderbilt, Duke project earns Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding

Jul. 19, 2019—Ken Lau (Cell and Developmental Biology [CDB]) and collaborator Xiling Shen from Duke University have received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a project that aims to create a cell atlas of the human gut-brain axis. The work will be part of the Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas, which brings experimental scientists,...

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Tansey Paper Highlighted

Jun. 13, 2019—Write-ups of a recent Nature Communications article (“Inhibition of MYC by the SMARCB1 tumor suppressor“) by Bill Tansey are featured on the SOM Basic Sciences and Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) websites.

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Faculty Promotions – Page McCaw & Lau!

Apr. 18, 2019—Andrea Page McCaw has been promoted to Full Professor. She has also assumed duties as our new Director of Graduate Studies. And Ken Lau has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Please join us in congratulating Dr. McCaw and Dr. Lau for achieving these noteworthy milestones. See celebration photos!

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