Department of Pharmacology

Nobel laureate and memory expert Kandel set for next Discovery Lecture

Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, M.D., renowned for his studies of learning and memory, will give the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, May 4.

Appointments in 2016 strengthen VUMC’s core missions

Reducing antidepressants’ side effects

Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how antidepressant medicines that block serotonin uptake can increase bleeding risk.

Brown named interim director of Institute of Chemical Biology

H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been named interim director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB).

Buckwheat seeds on wooden spoon in closeup

Study finds natural compound extends lifespan of worms

A compound found in buckwheat seeds extends the lifespan of worms, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

Basic science, extraordinary impact

The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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