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Department of Biochemistry Archives

Study explores new urinary tract infection treatment

Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt's Neil Osheroff, PhD, is part of an international research collaboration resulting in what is on track to be the first new antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in more than 20 years.

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Estrada to lead VUSM health equity education

Jan. 19, 2023—Lourdes Estrada, PhD, has been named assistant dean for Health Equity Education, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Grants spur efforts to create molecular ‘atlases’ of organs

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.

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Hodges, Nakagawa receive Cohen Innovation funds

Sep. 14, 2022—Emily Hodges, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry, and Terunaga Nakagawa, MD, PhD, associate professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, were named as the 2022 recipients of Stanley Cohen Innovation Funds

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Three Vanderbilt biomedical researchers named 2022 Pew Scholars

Jun. 15, 2022—Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, and William Wan, PhD, have been named 2022 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences and Alexander Bick, MD, PhD, was selected to join the 2022 class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. 

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Research Staff Awards honor those who help drive science forward

Mar. 9, 2022—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored March 4 for research excellence during the 18th annual Research Staff Awards Ceremony.

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Former chair of Biochemistry Michael Waterman has died

Dec. 9, 2021—Michael Waterman, PhD, former chair of the Department of Biochemistry for 18 years, died Nov. 7

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Molecular imaging of C. diff infection

Sep. 30, 2021—C. difficile — the leading cause of hospital-associated intestinal infections — induces a rapid influx of bile acids into the gut, which could provide a novel target for blocking infection.

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Expression atlas for cell regulators

Aug. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers report a comprehensive tissue-specific atlas of protein and mRNA expression for p63 and p73, members of the p53 family signaling network that is the most frequent target of mutations in human cancers.

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Cortez named chair of Department of Biochemistry

Jul. 29, 2021—David Cortez, PhD, Richard N. Armstrong, PhD, Professor of Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of Biochemistry, has been appointed chair of the Department of Biochemistry.

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Researchers discover that protein switches functions to regulate DNA replication

Jul. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt biochemists have discovered what the DNA damage response protein RADX does — and how it does it.

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Osheroff elected to AAMC council leadership post

Jul. 22, 2021—Neil Osheroff, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, has been elected to a leadership position for a council of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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