Vito Quaranta

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.

$8.1 million grant funds new center to research highly aggressive form of lung cancer

A five-year National Cancer Institute grant will fund an interdisciplinary research center for the study of small cell lung cancer, a highly aggressive, incurable form of the disease.

“Idling” cancer cells may return

Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that cancer treatment induces an “idling” state for cells, which could promote resistance to treatment.

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.

Current cancer drug discovery method flawed: VUMC study

The primary method used to test compounds for anti-cancer activity in cells is flawed, Vanderbilt University researchers reported May 2 in Nature Methods.

Ten Vanderbilt faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Ten members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.