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Dr. J-N Gallant, M.D., Ph.D. (’19): Sutherland-Watkins Associate College Advisor

Aug. 30, 2022—by Kaitlin McKernan (G1) Dr. Jean-Nicolas Gallant, M.D., Ph.D. is a 2019 graduate of the Vanderbilt University MSTP and is currently a fourth year in Vanderbilt’s Otolaryngology residency program and a Sutherland-Watkins Associate College Advisor. He is from Montréal, QC, Canada, and he attended Amherst College, where he majored in Anthropology and Chemistry. He then...

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37th Annual MD-PhD National Student Conference

Aug. 30, 2022—by Simone Herzberg (G3), Matt Loberg (G3), Jerome Arceneaux (Meharry MD-PhD Program) This July, five Vanderbilt MSTP and Meharry MD-PhD students traveled to Copper Mountain, CO, to attend the 37th Annual MD-PhD National Student Conference. The students had a great time getting to meet fellow MD/DO-PhD trainees from across the country and presenting their work....

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Honors and Awards – August 2022

Aug. 30, 2022—     Congratulations to Nowrin Chowdhury (G4), Ansley Kunnath (G2), Eric Donahue (G5), Jen Peek (G2), and Andrew Boal (G4) for receiving NIH NRSA F30s all in one record breaking week!   Congratulations to Jerome Arceneaux (Meharry Medical College MD-PhD Program) for being elected to SNMA Board of Directors as Region X Director!   Matthew O’Neill (G3) received the Richard...

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Life in the MSTP – August 2022

Aug. 30, 2022—  Emilie Fisher (G3) and her partner Nirant Gupta got engaged! Shoutout to Sarah Reed (G2), Megan Tigue (G2), Matt Loberg (G3), and Riley Bergman (G3) for helping with the surprise proposal. Congratulations!   Congratulations to Matthew O’Neill (G3) and Missy Kimlinger (M4) who celebrated their marriage in Nashville at the Cathedral of the Incarnation!   The...

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MSTPastries

Aug. 30, 2022—Riley Bergman (G3) baked some cinny rolls. Emily Chu (G3) made apple babka during her procrastibaking.  

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MSTPets

Aug. 30, 2022—The M1 class gathered for “Dosas and Mimosas” to celebrate Anvith’s cat Dosa’s second birthday!

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MSTPublications: August 2022

Aug. 30, 2022—Uropathogenic Escherichia coli subverts mitochondrial metabolism to enable intracellular bacterial pathogenesis in urinary tract infection. Beebout CJ, Robertson GL, Reinfeld BI, Blee AM, Morales GH, Brannon JR, Chazin WJ, Rathmell WK, Rathmell JC, Gama V, Hadjifrangiskou M. Nat Microbiol. 2022 Sep;7(9):1348-1360. doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01205-w. Epub 2022 Aug 22. Urinary tract infections are among the most common...

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MSTPets

Jul. 29, 2022—  Natalie Bennett (G4) and Greg Soble welcomed home Miso (gray) and Mochi (Tuxedo), who are getting along great with big sisters Cleo, Eevee, and Kasey!

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We’re all #MSTPstars!

Jul. 29, 2022—#MSTPstar features a selection of some of amazing things we do in our real lives: finding new/enjoying old study spots, making time to purchase food so our bodies have calories, remembering where we parked our car, etc. Submit your #MSTPstar here. Roommates Aamina Dandy (M1) and Hannah Giannini (M1) received their new stethoscopes and are ready...

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Life in the MSTP – July 2022

Jul. 29, 2022—  The MSTP Summer Scholars were joined by MSTP students for trivia at Von Elrod’s! Despite all the brain power the team took 4th place.   A few of our M1 MSTPs (Landon Clark, Bruno Lanca, Bruno Hidalgo, Stirling Argabright, Anvith Reddy, and Emma Hope) joined the M1 Vanderbilt medical students and placed second in...

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Honors and Awards – June 2022

Jul. 29, 2022—Allie Lake (G2) was selected to give a talk at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics conference in Florence, Italy!   Ansley Kunnath (G2) was awarded a grant from VICTR for a clinical trial that she’s leading! Stephanie Cajigas (G3) received an ACNP travel award!   Camille Wang (G4) received an NIH NRSA F30!   Graham Johnson (G4) received a...

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MSTPublications: July 2022

Jul. 29, 2022—Allele-specific activation, enzyme kinetics, and inhibitor sensitivities of EGFR exon 19 deletion mutations in lung cancer. Brown BP, Zhang YK, Kim S, Finneran P, Yan Y, Du Z, Kim J, Hartzler AL, LeNoue-Newton ML, Smith AW, Meiler J, Lovly CM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Jul 26;119(30):e2206588119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2206588119. Epub 2022 Jul...

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We’re all #MSTPstars!

Jun. 30, 2022—#MSTPstar features a selection of some of amazing things we do in our real lives: finding new/enjoying old study spots, making time to purchase food so our bodies have calories, remembering where we parked our car, etc. Submit your #MSTPstar here. M1s Danielle Liu, Hannah Giannini, and Dayle Wang added new plants to their journeys...

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Meet the Vanderbilt MSTP Incoming Class of 2022!

Jun. 30, 2022—The Vanderbilt MSTP is excited to introduce the incoming class of 2022, who started the program orientation on June 13th. They hail from all over the world, and we are delighted to have such a diverse group of people join our program. Welcome, new M1s! Stirling Argabright (he/him) Hometown: Annapolis, MD Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania Major: Neuroscience Fun...

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Annual MSTP Retreat

Jun. 30, 2022—We had a wonderfully successful retreat this past weekend where the entire program was able to gather and reconnect. Saturday was spent welcoming the incoming M1 class, learning about everyone’s scientific endeavors, and bonding over friendly college competitions, of which Avery-Cohen took first place. Sunday morning we all gathered again at the Nashville Zoo, but...

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