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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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New fellowship awards for students in MPB labs!

Jul. 18, 2018—Congratulations to Tyler Perfit (Colbran Lab) and Alexander Thiemicke (Neuert lab)….

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Congratulations Sarah Milian – winner of a Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies

Jul. 9, 2018—Sarah, entering her fourth year of training in the Jacobson lab, was selected as one of the inaugural winners of the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies. her work focuses on the physiological role of the two-pore domain K+ channel TALK-1 in human cells.

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