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Marija Zanic Named to 2022 Cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 15, 2022—Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. “Vanderbilt’s faculty drive the pathbreaking research and transformative education that set our university apart,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier...

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Outstanding Student and Postdoc Awards for CDB Presented During Annual Retreat

May. 27, 2022—Cell and Developmental Biology awards for outstanding research achievements by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are given in recognition of outstanding research achievements by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. This year’s recipients were Isabella Gaeta (Tyska Lab), who received the Steven Hann Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and Sierra Culati (Gould Lab), who received the...

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Tyska Lab Images Featured in BBC Series

May. 24, 2022—The Matt Tyska Lab had EM images featured in a BBC Series entitled “Secrets of Size: Atoms to Supergalaxies”

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Chris Wright awarded Paul Lacy Medal for Midwest Islet Club 2022

May. 18, 2022—Chris Wright was awarded the Paul Lacy Medal by the Midwest Islet Club. Wright also presented the keynote address at the 2022 annual meeting and was joined by a number of other Vanderbilt colleagues who also presented talks.

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Vega Receives AbbVIE Immunology Scholarship

May. 9, 2022—Paige N. Vega (Lau Lab) won the AbbVIE Immunology Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students with inflammatory diseases who are pursuing various levels of education

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Dixson and Burman awarded NSF Fellowship

May. 4, 2022—Drew Dixson, Weaver Lab, and Andreanna Burman, Goldenring Lab, were awarded the NSF Fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

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Collaborative research lays groundwork for potential treatment of a rare and deadly type of cancer

Apr. 22, 2022—A collaborative project between the labs of William Tansey, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and professor of cell and developmental biology and biochemistry, and Stephen Fesik, Orrin H. Ingram II Chair in Cancer Research and professor of biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology, has laid the foundation for pre-clinical and clinical trials for the treatment of rhabdoid tumors, rare...

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Paige Vega to be mentored by Aviv Regev

Apr. 21, 2022—Aviv Regev, PhD, recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, gave her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture on April 14. Regev, executive vice president of Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED), is an internationally known computational and systems biologist and founding co-chair of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, an international community of scientists working...

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Contreras-Panta Selected for Talk at Digestive Disease Week

Apr. 20, 2022—Ela Contreras-Panta (Goldenring Lab) was selected for a talk at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) and was awarded with a $1000 DDW Basic Science Travel Award

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The Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) receives NIH S10 High-End Instrumentation Award

Apr. 3, 2022—The Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) received an NIH S10 High-End Instrumentation award to purchase a Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron.  The Notice of Award came this past week to PI Dr. Matt Tyska.  Special thanks to Dr. Evan Krystofiak in CISR-EM for his work toward this award.  The instrument will be the Zeiss Crossbeam...

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Biologists discover signaling pathways potentially associated with pancreatic cancer

Apr. 2, 2022—Kathleen DelGiorno, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, her lab and collaborators at the Salk Institute have discovered some of the specific signaling molecules involved in tumor progression in pancreatic cancer. These molecules, called eicosanoids, play a role in inflammation and are known to have a role in cancer. According to DelGiorno, that role...

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Cellular Niche Drives Aggressive Glioblastoma

Feb. 25, 2022—Researchers tackle interplay between cancer, stem and immune cells in the tumor microenvironment. Neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered that a distinct area in the brain contributes to poor prognoses for patients with glioblastoma. The niche contains certain types of unusual cells and, when in contact with a glioblastoma, appears to accelerate tumor...

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Wright honored by Society for Developmental Biology

Feb. 2, 2022—Christopher Wright, professor of cell and developmental biology who holds the Louise B. McGavock Chair, has been honored with the 2022 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize. The award, presented by the Society for Developmental Biology, recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to teaching and learning. Wright was nominated by a former postdoctoral trainee, Maureen Gannon, now a professor of...

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CDB Connections: Maureen Gannon, January 2022

Jan. 25, 2022—Introduction Welcome to CDB Connections, an interview series from CDB’s DEI committee. This interview features Dr. Maureen Gannon, Associate Dean for Faculty Development (VUMC), Professor of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology. This interview was conducted and written by Maggie Fye, of the CDB DEI communications subcommittee. This series of interviews is meant...

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Fitz Awarded F31 National Research Service Award

Jan. 3, 2022—Gillian Fitz (Tyska Lab) was awarded three years of funding through an F31 National Research Service Award predoctoral fellowship from the NIDDK/NIH

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