June 22, 2007

Graduate student’s research accomplishments honored

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Susanne Tranguch

Graduate student’s research accomplishments honored

Susanne Tranguch, a fourth-year graduate student in Cell and Developmental Biology, was named a 2007 Endocrine Scholar at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held recently in Toronto.

The award recognizes her research achievements in basic endocrine research. Working with S.K. Dey, Ph.D., director of the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Tranguch is investigating the molecules that control uterine receptivity and embryo implantation.

Last year, Tranguch was one of only five graduate students at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive an F31 National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Her project, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will assess the signaling interactions between the endogenous cannabinoid system and group of proteins called immunophilins during pregnancy.

Endocrine Scholars receive a stipend, complimentary registration to the meeting, a complimentary membership in the Society through 2008 and online access to the Endocrine Society's four journals.

The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology, with a membership of more than 14,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 80 countries.