Antentor Hinton Jr. receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant to increase representation in research
Oct. 21, 2022—Antentor Hinton Jr., assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, has been awarded a grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Science Diversity Leadership program. The $1.5 million, five-year grant will support his work on “finding organelle contacts in human tissue across ethnicities to increase representation in research,” according to...
Sep. 8, 2022—The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today that Dr. Nancy Carrasco, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biomedical Science and professor and chair of molecular physiology and biophysics, has been elected as one of its new members. Carrasco was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015 and to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020.
Sep. 1, 2022—The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2023 Society Fellows. This award honors the Society’s distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society. The Fellows will be honored at the Biophysical Society’s 67th Annual, being held in San Diego, California...
Sep. 1, 2022—The Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund provides a yearly award to support innovative and groundbreaking research at Vanderbilt University. This year, after a competitive application process, Emily Hodges, assistant professor of biochemistry, and Terunaga Nakagawa, associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, were named as the 2022 recipients. Hodges’ proposed project investigates DNA methylation and how...
Sep. 28, 2021—https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/basic-sciences/2021/09/28/cohen-innovation-fund-awards-announced-supporting-two-high-risk-high-reward-projects/ Cohen Innovation Fund Awards Announced Supporting Two High-Risk, High-Reward Projects Posted by dostersm on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Discoveries . By Aaron Conley Stanley Cohen and Vanderbilt Chancellor Joe Wyatt (1986). Houra Merrikh, professor of biochemistry, and Teru Nakagawa, associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, have both been selected to receive one-year research awards from the Stanley Cohen...
Jul. 21, 2021—Andrea Marshall, Zer Vue, and Heather Beasley (Hinton lab) are all co-authors in a DEI publication: Intentional mentoring: Maximizing the impact of underrepresented future scientists in the 21st century. | Pathogens and Disease | Oxford Academic (oup.com)
Jul. 20, 2021—Heather Beasley, postdoc (Hinton Lab), has received an award to attend the Endocrine Society’s Early Career Forum.
Jul. 20, 2021—Andrea Marshall, staff scientist (Hinton lab), has published a diversity, equity, and inclusion paper in Pathogens and Disease on microaggressions. Link: Responding and navigating racialized microaggressions in STEM – PubMed (nih.gov).
Jul. 20, 2021—Heather Beasley published a review on TMEM 135 that has been accepted and published at Cells (Impact 6.6). Cells | Free Full-Text | TMEM135 is a Novel Regulator of Mitochondrial Dynamics and Physiology with Implications for Human Health Conditions | HTML (mdpi.com). “
Jul. 20, 2021—Antentor Hinton, Jr.has been selected as a Topic Editor for the special issue by Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences on The Role of Mitochondrial Endoplasmic Reticulum Contact Sites in Human Health and Disease. The Role of Mitochondrial Endoplasmic Reticulum Contact Sites in Human Health and Disease | Frontiers Research Topic (frontiersin.org)
Jul. 20, 2021—Andrea Marshall, staff scientist (Hinton lab), has been invited to participate in the American Society of Cell Biology’s 2021 Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) Program. 2021-2022 ACT Cohort | ASCB
Jul. 20, 2021—Antentor Hinton, Jr. has been awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) Award that provides $500,000 in support. 2021 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Recipients Announced – Burroughs Wellcome Fund (bwfund.org)