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KUDOS – ACNP NEATOR award to Sam Centanni of the Winder Lab.

Nov. 23, 2020—Sam’s recent paper in Neuropsychopharmacology was selected for the NEATOR (NPP Editors’ Award for a Transformative Original Report) award, which recognizes their top recent article

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Dean’s Award goes to Tiffany Richardson!

Nov. 16, 2020—Congratulations to Tiffany Richardson, graduate student in Al Powers’ lab, for being a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies!

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Dean’s Award goes to Slavi Goleva!

Nov. 16, 2020—Congratulations to Slavi Goleva, graduate student in Lea Davis’ lab, for being a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies!

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Dean’s Award goes to Matt Cottam!

Aug. 25, 2020—We are delighted that Matt Cottam, a graduate student in the Hasty lab, was the recipient of  a 2020 Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies.  A big CONGRATS to Matt!

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Stellar job Ashley!

Aug. 25, 2020—Ashley Christensen, a graduate student in the Gannon lab, recently learned that she was awarded an F31 fellowship from the NIH – CONGRATULATIONS!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JASON HUGHES!!

Apr. 7, 2020—Jason Hughes (Neuert Lab) has received  2020 NSF graduate fellowship!

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Paper in Science from Mchaourab lab

May. 24, 2019—Congratulations to Reza Dastvan and colleagues in the Mchaourab lab on an outstanding series of studies recently published in Science, titled: “Mechanism of allosteric modulation of P-glycoprotein by transport substrates and inhibitors“.  Reza has also just accepted a faculty position at St. Louis University!

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Congratulations to all MPB Graduates of 2019

May. 10, 2019—MPB labs had a total of 12 students defend their Ph.D. dissertations in the last academic year. e are delighted that Ian Williams was awarded the Founders Medal from the Graduate School. Here are some of those that participated in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.  

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Congratulations to Ian Williams, Ph.D. – 2019 Founders Medal Winner

May. 10, 2019—The outstanding dissertation research of Ian Williams, Ph.D. in the Wasserman lab was recognized by the award of the 2019 Founders Medal from the Graduate School at the 2019 Vanderbilt Commencement ceremony. You can read more about it here.

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John H. Exton, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of MPB

May. 10, 2019—Congratulations to Prof. John H. Exton for being appointed Professor Emeritus of Molecular Physiology an Biophysics by Chancellor Zeppos at the 2019 Commencement ceremony.  Read more here.

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Merla J. Hubler Paper of The Year 2018 Award Winner AJP-Cell Physiology

Apr. 16, 2019—Many congratulations to  Merla J.  Hubler,  Paper of the Year 2018 Winner, American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology “MFehi adipose tissue macrophages compensate for tissue iron perturbartions in mice” by Merla J. Hubler, Keith M. Erikson, Arion J. Kennedy, and Alyssa H. Hasty You can read the article here  

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Mchaourab honored by The International EPR (ESR) Society

Feb. 6, 2019—Hassane Mchaourab, Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, will be awarded the Silver Medal in Biology/Medicine from the ESR Society later this year for significant contributions in the applications, developments, and/or improvements to EPR/ESR spectroscopy. Mchaourab will be presented with the award at the 2019 EUROMAR/ISMAR joint conference in Berlin in August, where he will...

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Kudos to Caleigh Azumaya!!

Jan. 10, 2019—Not only did Caleigh (Nakagawa Lab) successfully defend her PhD dissertation several weeks ago, but she also has been selected as the 2019 recipient of The Anne Karpay Award in Structural Biology.  Caleigh was chosen for her ability to perform outstanding research and for her collegiality and willingness to engage those around her.  Great job...

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Qualifying Exam Successes

Nov. 27, 2018—Congratulations to Slavi Goleva, Shannon Townsend, Kelli Jordan and Matt Cottam for their successes in passing the MPB PhD Qualifying Exam over the last few months!  Full steam ahead on their dissertation research…..

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