Megan Rasmussen

From left, Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, VUMC Executive Vice President for Research, Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science recipient Christine Seidman, MD, Vanderbilt Prize Scholar Megan Rasmussen and Lawrence Marnett, PhD, Dean of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine.

Genetics key to treating heart muscle disorders: Vanderbilt Prize lecturer

Advances in genetics are leading to new ways to treat cardiomyopathies — devastating heart muscle disorders that lead to heart failure.

Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Megan Rasmussen, a PhD student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

Study tracks protein’s role in stem cell function

MCL-1 is a member of the BCL-2 family of proteins important for blocking apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Many types of cancer cells escape the body’s effort to kill them by overexpressing MCL-1.