Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Archives
Researchers honored at American Physiology Summit
Apr. 27, 2023—Three faculty members and five postdoctoral fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center received research honors last week from the American Physiological Society during its 2023 American Physiology Summit.
Decoding cell division machinery
Mar. 23, 2023—Phosphate modification regulates the cell localization of Cdc15, one of the main controllers of cell division, to fine tune the assembly of cell division machinery.
Novel therapeutic target identified for chronic kidney disease
Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a molecular mechanism that promotes chronic kidney disease following kidney injury.
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.
Colon cancer researchers awarded NCI grant for study of early lesions
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying precancerous lesions and early cancers in the colon, with the goal of developing new ways to prevent colorectal cancer, the nation’s second leading cancer killer.
C. difficile may contribute to colorectal cancer: study
Jul. 28, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that the bacterium Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) may be a previously unrecognized contributor to colorectal cancer.
Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer
Jul. 21, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a potential new target in the fight against colorectal cancer, the nation’s third most common malignancy and, next to lung cancer, the second leading cancer killer. This month in the journal Gastroenterology, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, Anna Means, PhD, and colleagues report that a...
Probing the tumor microenvironment
Jul. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used single-cell sequencing, imaging, and computational approaches to characterize the colonic tumor microenvironment, providing important insights to the components that play roles in colorectal tumor pathogenesis.
Chancellor Faculty Fellows announced
Jun. 15, 2022—Several highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.
Bacterial battle in 3D
Jun. 2, 2022—Using imaging mass spectrometry and microscopy, Vanderbilt researchers visualized how staph bacteria modifies lipids in its membrane to evade immune system-mediated killing.
Choi, Short receive AGA Research Foundation Awards
Jun. 2, 2022—Two Vanderbilt researchers have received awards from the AGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Gastroenterological Association.
Cell and Developmental Biology hosts seminars Jan. 10 and Jan. 12
Jan. 5, 2022—The Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) Spring 2022 Monday Seminar series begins Jan. 10 at 12:15 p.m. with Jennifer Bailey-Lundberg, PhD, who will present “Epithelial heterogeneity influences adenosine dependent immunosuppression in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment.” Lundberg is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at the...