Billy Hudson Archives
VUMC’s Aspirnaut program to install science lab at Wynne High School in Arkansas
Mar. 2, 2023—A chemical biology research lab fit for an academic medical center is being installed at Wynne High School (WHS) in Wynne, Arkansas, as part of a pilot project of Aspirnaut STEM pipeline at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Science career “pipeline” garners national attention
Aug. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Aspirnaut STEM pipeline for diversity and wellness recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a daylong scientific symposium, followed by a feature on the program broadcast Aug. 2 on NBC Nightly News.
Aspirnaut education program reaches decade mark
Aug. 29, 2019—Ten years on, a unique summer research program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center designed primarily for rural high school students with limited resources is achieving its goal of increasing the diversity of the nation’s scientists and engineers.
Team spots clue to rare lung and kidney diseases
Dec. 6, 2018—Pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS) refers to a group of rare but potentially fatal conditions that nearly always are caused by a misguided attack by the body’s immune system on the lungs and kidneys. Coughing up blood and blood in the urine are telltale signs.
Matrix biology society honors Hudson’s contributions
Dec. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) biochemist Billy Hudson, PhD, has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Investigator Prize by the International Society for Matrix Biology for his contributions to the field of matrix biology.
Aspirnaut program helps launch students into science
Jul. 20, 2017—Now in its ninth year, a unique summer research program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) designed primarily for rural students with limited resources is proving that talent has no zip code.
Hudson to receive Protein Society’s Brändén Award
Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University biochemist Billy Hudson, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2017 Carl Brändén Award by The Protein Society for exceptional contributions to science, education and service.
Ancient sea creature unlocks a mystery of how tissue developed
Apr. 20, 2017—The dawn of the Animal Kingdom began with a collagen scaffold that enabled the organization of cells into tissues.
Building the basement membrane
Nov. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered steps in the regulation of a key enzyme that builds the basement membrane, a structure that undergirds nearly all animal tissues.
NIH launches website for StoryCorps project
Jul. 28, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities.
Chloride “switch” turns on membrane formation: study
May. 23, 2016—Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body.
How to build a basement
Sep. 9, 2015—Understanding the action of a certain enzyme will shed light on basement membrane function, and on disorders ranging from diabetic kidney disease to cancer.