Vivien Casagrande Retires

January 18, 2017

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology announces the retirement of Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D. Dr. Casagrande, professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Psychology and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1975. Her studies have mapped the visual brain circuitry in a variety of species and have advanced understanding of the development and evolution of the mammalian visual system. Casagrande is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Anatomists. She has received a Chancellor’s Award for her research and an Outstanding Teacher award from the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.