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Congratulations to Alyssa Hasty on Supplement Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In June 2020, Alyssa Hasty was awarded NIA funding for an Alzheimer’s Disease-focused Administrative Supplement to her parent NIDDK R01 grant: “Adipose Macrophage Iron Handling.”

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Outstanding Job- Samuel Centanni Receives Postdoc Honorable Mention Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In June 2020, Samuel Centanni (Winder lab) received the 2020 Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Postdoc Honorable Mention Award for demonstrating his excellence in research, scholarship, presentations, awards, service and mentoring.

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Congrats to Sheila Collins for her Publications!

Dec. 18, 2020—In May 2020, Sheila Collins published two papers: a paper titled, “The scaffold protein p62 regulates adaptive thermogenesis through ATF2 nuclear target activation” in Nature Communications 11(1) and another paper titled, “Control of Adipocyte Thermogenesis and Lipogenesis through β3-Adrenergic and Thyroid Hormone Signal Integration” in Cell Reports 31(5). She also a paper titled, “Manipulation of...

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Outstanding Job to Jack Walker on Getting Published!

Dec. 18, 2020—In January 2020, Jack Walker (Powers lab) published a co-first author paper titled, “Tacrolimus- and sirolimus-induced human beta cell dysfunction is reversible and preventable” in JCI Insight 5(1). He also published a co-first author paper titled, “Integrated human pseudoislet system and microfluidic platform demonstrate differences in GPCR signaling in islet cells” in JCI Insight 5(10)...

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Congratulations to Michelle Bedenbaugh on being awarded NIH F32!

Dec. 7, 2020—Congratulations to Michelle Bedenbaugh, postdoctoral fellow, on being awarded an F32 from NIDDK for her grant “Melanocortin 3 receptor in neural circuits linking reproductive state and metabolism”.

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Congratulations to Matt Cottam on being awarded NIH F31!

Dec. 7, 2020—Congratulations to Matt Cottam, graduate student in Alyssa Hasty’s lab, for being awarded a F31 from NIDDK for his grant “The role of T cells in adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance during weight cycling”.

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Congratulations to Ashley Christensen on being awarded an NIH F31!

Dec. 7, 2020—In August 2020, Ashley Christensen, graduate student in Maureen Gannon’s lab,was awarded funding for her F31 NRSA grant award: “Physiological and functional effects of beta-cell-specific inactivation of the PGE2 receptor EP3” from the NIDDK.  

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Congratulations to Jessica Thomas on Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Fellowship!

Dec. 7, 2020—Congratulations to Jessica Thomas, postdoctoral fellow in Roger Colbran’s lab, for being awarded the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Fellowship for “Somatosensory function in mice with CAMKII mutations linked to autism”.

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Congratulations to Heather Caslin Findley on AHA Award!

Dec. 7, 2020— Heather Caslin Findley, postdoctoral fellow in Alyssa Hasty’s lab, was awarded an American Heart Association Fellowship for “The Influence of Trained Innate Immunity on Macrophages in Metabolic Diseases”.

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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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