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Spraggins lab awarded a supplement to HuBMAP project

Sep. 24, 2021—The Jeffrey Spraggins Lab has been awarded a supplement to its HuBMAP project (3 U54 EY032442-02S1) to purchase an Illumina MiSeq sequencer to complement the lab’s spatial transcriptomics workflows.

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Aubrie Stricker wins travel award

Sep. 24, 2021—Graduate student, Aubrie Stricker (Andrea Page-McCaw Lab) won a travel award to attend the Biennial meeting of the American Society of Matrix Biology.

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Gabriella Robertson receives the D-SPAN F99/K00 award

Sep. 24, 2021—Gabriella Robertson recently received the D-SPAN F99/K00 award from NIH/NINDS. Gabriella is a graduate student in the Vivian Gama lab.

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Get involved with DEI efforts in CDB

Sep. 9, 2021—Want to join the CDB committee for diversity, equity and inclusion? CDB members of every level or position are welcome to reach out at any time. We are currently a group of over 20 faculty, postdocs, grad students, and staff. Have questions, ideas, comments? Contact vu-cdb-dei@googlegroups.com Active DEI subcommittees and members: CDB Monday Seminars – Invites underrepresented minority...

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Ihrie earns Ivy Foundation award

Sep. 1, 2021—The Ivy Foundation’s Emerging Leader Grant Award 2021 was granted to Rebecca Ihrie (CDB). The award supports early-to-mid-career investigators conducting high-impact, high-reward translational research on glioblastoma.            

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Exciting news from the Miller Lab

Aug. 26, 2021—Research Assistant Professor Seth Taylor and Professor David Miller, both in Vanderbilt University’s Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, have established a gene expression atlas for the nervous system of the nematode C. elegans, along with biologists from Colombia University and Yale University. David Miller Seth Taylor Their data complement the known wiring diagram of...

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Dean’s award recipients announced

Aug. 25, 2021—The Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement for Advanced Students is granted to graduate students who distinguish themselves during their graduate careers. The winners from CDB for 2021 are as follows: Cody Heiser, CPB, Ken Lau la Gabriella Robertson, CDB, Vivian Gama lab Mary Chalkley, CDB, Rebecca Ihrie and Kevin Ess labs        

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ASPIRE to Innovate welcomes first postdoc

Aug. 24, 2021—The new ASPIRE to Innovate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designed to bring biomedical Ph.D. scientists to the entrepreneurial and technology transfer realm, has welcomed its first postdoctoral fellow: Karrie Dudek, a graduate of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.        

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Wente recognized with Trailblazer portrait

Aug. 23, 2021—Susan Wente (CDB), former provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will be the next member of the university community to be celebrated through the Vanderbilt Trailblazers portrait series, which recognizes individuals who have broken barriers and made a positive impact at the university and in society at large. Wente became the first female president of Wake Forest University on...

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Novel discovery describes the mechanisms of wound detection in the body

Aug. 17, 2021—THE IDEA A new study from Vanderbilt University researchers has established a novel way to understand how the body discovers and responds to wounds. The research was led by graduate student James O’Connorand Professor Andrea Page-McCaw in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Shane Hutson, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy...

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Caroline Roe chosen ISAC SRL Emerging Leader by the Cytometry Society (ISAC)

Aug. 17, 2021—Managing Director, Mass Cytometry Center of Excellence Caroline Roe (Irish Lab), was chosen as an “ISAC SRL Emerging Leader” by the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). The ISAC SRL Emerging Leader (SRL EL) Program is a four-year program designed to enhance and develop the next generation of emerging leaders in SRL (Shared Resource Lab) education,...

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CISR core receives new Zeiss LSM980 Airyscan Confocal

Aug. 17, 2021—The CISR core received a VA equipment grant (Shared Equipment Evaluation Program) to purchase a new Zeiss LSM980 Airyscan Confocal. It has arrived, and it will be installed at the VA next week! CDB PIs who were involved in the grant submission are – Roy Zent, Jim Goldenring, Maureen Gannon, and Leslie Meenderink.      ...

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Tyler Kennedy awarded NINDS F32 grant

Aug. 17, 2021—Tyler Kennedy, a postdoc in the Miller lab, received an F32 grant from NINDS this summer.          

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Bodnya was awarded a Director’s Award Scholarship

Aug. 17, 2021—Caroline Bodnya (Gama lab) was awarded a Director’s Award Scholarship to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Vanderbilt.      

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Vega selected as 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Aug. 12, 2021—Aug. 11, 2021, 4:10 PM   by Bill Snyder Paige Vega, a PhD student in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University, has been selected as the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar. Paige Vega has been selected as the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar. (photo by Elaine Chen) She will receive a...

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