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Biomedical sciences journey starts from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 112 new doctoral students on Aug. 31 during the ninth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room filled with family members and other well-wishers.

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Energetic gene switch

Aug. 30, 2018—New findings link flux through glycolysis, which produces cellular energy, with transcription and gene expression via histone modification.

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Mitochondrial mutations and disease

Feb. 22, 2018—New findings suggest that oxidative stress damages mitochondrial DNA, and they link this damage to a disease state.

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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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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine moves to eighth in NIH research funding

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) now ranks No. 8 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new ranking raises VUSM’s standing two spots from the No. 10 position it held last year.

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Basic Science Research Advisory Committee formed

Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has formed a new Basic Science Research Advisory Committee.

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Cutting-edge research

Nov. 10, 2016—Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., second from right, talks with three Vanderbilt scientists prior to their presentations during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on cutting-edge research. The speakers were, from left, Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Laura Dugan, M.D., and Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

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Imaging probe for retinal disease

Oct. 12, 2016—An imaging probe developed at Vanderbilt detects retinal inflammation early and may allow therapeutic intervention to prevent blindness.

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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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Search launched for director of Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Emeson to serve as interim

May. 9, 2016—A national search will be launched this fall for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Current VBI Associate Director Ron Emeson will begin a term as interim director effective July 1.

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Pietenpol named Executive Vice President for Research

Apr. 14, 2016—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology, has been named Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Her appointment is effective May 1.

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Marnett named dean of basic sciences for School of Medicine

Apr. 14, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today that Lawrence J. Marnett will be named dean of basic sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the time of the legal separation of the university and Medical Center.

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