Catch up on the latest SOM Basic Sciences happenings! Basically Speaking Newsletter

CDB Hosts BRET 25th Reunion

June 6, 2017

On June 2nd the CDB hosted part of the Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) office's 25th Reunion. Approximately 170 Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) alumni attended, some of whom met with CDB faculty and toured our facilities, including the new Nikon Center of Excellence imaging lab. In the “Latest Discoveries from CDB Benches” portion of the event, participants conversed with researchers in some of the newest CDB labs, including:

15th Annual CDB Retreat Award Winners are . . . .

May 26, 2017

The 15th Annual Cell and Developmental Biology Retreat was held May 19, 2017 at the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center in Nashville. This annual event provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and lab members to meet and discuss their research in a relaxed environment. The agenda consisted of student presentations and poster sessions.

CDB Marches for Science and Climate

April 28, 2017

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology members participated in the March 2017 March for Science and Climate on the state capitol in Nashville.  L to R: Andrea Cuentas Condori, Deborah Lannigan, Ian Macara, Armelle LeGuelte, Maria Fomicheva with Lindsey Seldin (seated).

March for Science and Climate

April 19, 2017

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter.

A molecular clue to longevity

April 18, 2017

Understanding the processes that regulate aging is crucial to potentially increasing longevity and enhancing quality of life. Using the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae), Christopher Lord, Ph.D., Ophir Ospovat and Susan Wente, Ph.D., demonstrated that accumulation of tRNA (transfer RNA) in the nucleus increased replicative life span. These results were published this month in the journal RNA.

Chloe Snider Named Vanderbilt Prize Scholar

March 30, 2017

Congratulations to Chloe Snider, CDB graduate student in Kathy Gould’s laboratory, who has been named the Vanderbilt Prize Scholar for 2017. The Vanderbilt Prize Scholar is a female Ph.D. candidate who has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities and outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during her career.

Research Assistant Position!

February 21, 2017

The Zanic lab is currently looking for a research assistant to support our protein expression and purification needs. If you might know of any suitable candidates, please encourage them to contact Dr.