Skip to main content

MSTP Blog

Life in the MSTP – April 2022

Apr. 29, 2022—  Members of the G3 class traveled to Puerto Rico to attend classmate Nick Petersen’s wedding! Congratulations Nick and Josh!   Kelsey McNew (M4) worked with resident Laura Armstrong (PhD ’17, MD ’19, Vandy Peds Neuro PGY3) on neurology this month

Read more


India Reddy, M.D., Ph.D. (’18): Stahlman-Thomas Associate College Advisor

Apr. 29, 2022—by Camille Wang (G3) Dr. India Reddy is a fourth year at Vanderbilt’s research track psychiatry residency program and a recent addition to the Stahlman-Thomas Associate College Advisors. She is from Glastonbury, CT, and she attended college at Cornell University before matriculating in the Vanderbilt MSTP program. There, she worked in the Galli lab doing...

Read more


Honors and Awards – April 2022

Apr. 29, 2022—Nowrin Chowdhury (G3) was awarded VI4 Trainee of the Year! Dr. Ben Reisman (M4) was awarded the Albert Weinstein Prize in Medicine by the Department of Medicine!   Michael Rudloff (G3) and Nowrin Chowdhury (G3) both won poster awards for  AAI Immunology 2022!

Read more


AAP/ASCI/APSA 2022 Joint Meeting

Apr. 29, 2022—by Camille Wang (G3) From April 8 – 10, MSTP students attended the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting in Chicago, IL. The conference was attended by medical and graduate trainees, resident physicians and fellows, attendings, and program directors. It was a wonderful way to get to know other trainees and faculty from institutions across the country, especially...

Read more


MSTPublications: April 2022

Apr. 28, 2022—Temporal lobe epilepsy lateralisation and surgical outcome prediction using diffusion imaging. Johnson GW, Cai LY, Narasimhan S, González HFJ, Wills KE, Morgan VL, Englot DJ. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2022 Mar 28:jnnp-2021-328185. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2021-328185. Online ahead of print. Objective: We sought to augment the presurgical workup of medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy by creating a...

Read more



MSTPets

Apr. 4, 2022—Emily Chu (G2) and Matt Cottam (IGP) welcomed a lovely Lily into their ever growing pet family!

Read more


Life in the MSTP – March 2022

Apr. 4, 2022—Our MSTP classmates had a wonderful time at Cadaver Ball, the first since 2019!! Cadaver Ball is held the day after Match to celebrate our outgoing M4s.   Brynna Paulukaitis (G5) and her husband Scott welcomed precious baby Marissa to the world early this month, congratulations!   Christiaan Wijers (G4) became a U.S. citizen! Congratulations!    ...

Read more


Honors and Awards – March 2022

Apr. 4, 2022—Congratulations to Nick Petersen (G3) for being awarded an F30 research grant! Congratulations to Aaron Lim (M4) on his abstract winning 1st place in the Scientific Trainee Prize at the Association of University Radiologists national meeting! Congratulations to Stephanie Cajigas (G2) on being awarded the Carl Storm Underrepresented minority fellowship for the upcoming Gordon Research Conference on Neurobiology of Drug Addiction! Congratulations...

Read more


MSTPublications: March 2022

Apr. 4, 2022—Introduction to the BioChemical Library (BCL): An Application-Based Open-Source Toolkit for Integrated Cheminformatics and Machine Learning in Computer-Aided Drug Discovery. Brown BP, Vu O, Geanes AR, Kothiwale S, Butkiewicz M, Lowe EW Jr, Mueller R, Pape R, Mendenhall J, Meiler J. Front Pharmacol. 2022 Feb 21;13:833099. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.833099. eCollection 2022. The BioChemical Library (BCL) cheminformatics...

Read more


Women in Training Trivia Night

Apr. 4, 2022—by Camille Wang (G3) On the evening of Wednesday, March 16, the Women in Training (WIT) Committee held its first trivia night in Eskind Biomedical Library. Trivia questions were women in science themed (for instance, how many women have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine? Answer: 12), and five teams participated with one...

Read more


Physician-Scientist Speaker Series: Dr. Karl Deisseroth MD, PhD

Apr. 4, 2022—by Avery Bogart (G1) On March 17, 2022, the Vanderbilt MSTP had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Karl Deisseroth for the Spring Physician-Scientist Speaker Series (PSSS) as part of his visit for the Discovery Lecture. Dr. Deisseroth is the DH Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as...

Read more


MSTPets

Feb. 28, 2022—Stephanie Cajigas (G2) welcomed baby Winston to the family, featuring big sis Cece!

Read more


Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium Recap

Feb. 28, 2022—By Nowrin Chowdhury (G3) The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) annual conference was hosted virtually by the Vanderbilt MSTP on January 29, 2022. SEMSS aims to bring together undergraduates, MD-PhD students, residents, and physician-scientists to provide information on the career path as well as foster mentorship, career building, and share scientific knowledge. While SEMSS is...

Read more


MSTPublications: February 2022

Feb. 25, 2022—Integrating gene expression and clinical data to identify drug repurposing candidates for hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Wu P, Feng Q, Kerchberger VE, Nelson SD, Chen Q, Li B, Edwards TL, Cox NJ, Phillips EJ, Stein CM, Roden DM, Denny JC, Wei WQ. Nat Commun. 2022 Jan 10;13(1):46. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27751-1. Discovering novel uses for existing drugs, through...

Read more