Department of Biochemistry Archives
Better adenoma detection
May. 4, 2023—Fluorescent nanoparticles clearly identified colonic adenomas — precursors to colorectal cancer — in mice, and the formulation should translate to clinical use in humans.
Novel drugs have potential for treating tuberculosis
Apr. 24, 2023—Drug-resistant tuberculosis is on the rise, and novel antibacterial drugs called SPTs have potential for treating the deadly lung infection.
Mar. 30, 2023—Yifan Chang, PhD, recently spoke about his team’s research using single particle cryo-EM (cryogenic electron microscopy) to study INO80, an ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complex.
Cardiovascular research pioneer Inagami mourned
Mar. 16, 2023—Tadashi Inagami, PhD, DSc, Vanderbilt University Professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, who helped characterize the biochemical basis for hypertension, heart failure and vascular disease, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13 after a brief illness. He was 92.
Discovery lecture features electron microscopy leader Cheng
Feb. 28, 2023—Yifan Cheng, PhD, a leader in electron microscopy technology development and structural studies of biological macromolecules, will deliver the next Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 9.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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