Christian Meyer

Christian Meyer, right, a graduate student in the lab of Vito Quaranta, MD, left, received the 2019 Richard Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence last week during the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Student Research Symposium. The prize is named for the late Richard Armstrong, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, who died in 2015. Meyer’s winning project was titled, “A consensus framework for calculating drug synergy.” Quaranta, professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, directs the Vanderbilt Quantitative Systems Biology Center.

Research excellence honored

Graduate student Christian Meyer recently received the 2019 Richard Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence.

Melanoma study finds new way to enhance targeted therapies

With the help of a drug formerly used to treat HIV/AIDS, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to make melanoma cells more vulnerable to targeted anti-cancer therapy.