Posts tagged Faculty News

2013 Chancellor’s Award for Research

November 15, 2013

This award recognizes faculty members for excellence in research, scholarship or creative expression. Dr. Casagrande won this award for a ground-breaking paper in Nature Neuroscience, in which a novel linkage was identified between primary visual cortex of the brain and the thalamus, which controls the ability of the visual system to focus.  Remarkably, when a region within the thalamus is switched off the main visual system stops responding to inputs from the eyes.  Dr.

Faculty Appointment: Jason MacGurn, Ph.D.

July 8, 2013

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Jason MacGurn, Ph.D., to the rank of Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology on the tenure track, effective August 1, 2013. Jason is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow in Scott Emr’s Lab at Cornell University Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.  He was jointly recruited by CDB, the Epithelial Biology Center, and the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.

Faculty Appointment: Ken Lau, Ph.D.

March 21, 2013

Cell & Developmental Biology welcomes new faculty member Ken Lau, Ph.D. Dr. Ken Lau comes to Vanderbilt after completing his post postdoctorate training in the laboratory of Kenvi Hargis, Ph.D. In the Molecular Pathology Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr.