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Ian Macara Archives

Discovery Lecture

Mar. 28, 2019—Ruth Lehmann, PhD, center, a world-renowned expert on the biology of germ cells, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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The exocyst dynamo

Dec. 13, 2018—New methods have revealed details of vesicle trafficking in cells and are applicable to any protein complexes, potentially revolutionizing our understanding of cell dynamics.

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New player in DNA damage repair

Jul. 19, 2018—New findings open opportunities to understand mechanisms of DNA repair for a toxic form of DNA damage.

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Macara named ‘Pink Tie Guy’ for Komen breast cancer research

Jan. 11, 2018—Ian Macara, PhD, Louise B. McGavock Professor and Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology and co-leader of the Signal Transduction and Chemical Biology Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named one of the Pink Tie Guys for the Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee organization.

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15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

Nov. 20, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Talking epigenetics

Sep. 14, 2017—Ian Macara, Ph.D., left, chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., right, dean of Basic Sciences in the School of Medicine, visited with Rockefeller University professor David Allis, Ph.D., last week prior to Allis’ Flexner Discovery Lecture on epigenetics.

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Polarity protein role in cell survival

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have identified an unexpected link between cell survival and the polarized delivery of proteins to the surface of mammary epithelial cells.

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Basic science, extraordinary impact

Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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Breast cancer: finding the smoking gun

Jul. 20, 2016—A new method developed at Vanderbilt may help “inventory” all tumor-promoting genes.

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Macara lands award to explore cancer cell behavior

Aug. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Ian Macara, Ph.D., has won an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) — nearly $6.6 million over seven years — to support the “unusual potential” of his research, which seeks to understand and predict cancer cell “behavior.”

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Worldwide Cancer Research lauds Macara’s contributions

Jul. 30, 2015—Ian Macara, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, recently returned from Scotland, where he received this year’s Colin Thomson Memorial Medal for his contributions to cancer research.

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Breast tissue growth protein may promote cancer: study

Jul. 17, 2014—A protein essential for growth of normal breast tissue also may play a role in breast cancer, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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