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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine names renowned scholar Kuriyan as next dean of Basic Sciences

Jun. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt has named John Kuriyan, PhD, one of the world’s leading structural biologists, as its next dean of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences.

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Marnett stepping down as dean of VUSM Basic Sciences

Oct. 12, 2021—Lawrence Marnett, PhD, who has served as dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine Basic Sciences since its creation in 2016, will step down as dean effective June 30, 2022.

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Exceptional graduate students honored with Dean’s Award

Aug. 29, 2019—Eleven graduate students entering their fourth year of training have received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies.

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Exceptional graduate students honored with Dean’s Award

Aug. 22, 2019—Eleven graduate students entering their fourth year of training have received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies.

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Potential probe for early ovarian cancer

Jun. 20, 2019—Larry Marnett and colleagues have developed what may become the first agent for targeted PET imaging of cancer tissues, such as ovarian cancer, that express high levels of the COX-1 enzyme.

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The yin and yang of cell signaling

Feb. 14, 2019—Larry Marnett and colleagues have explored the role of two enzymes in metabolizing molecules associated with cell proliferation, inflammatory processes and neurological diseases.

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Biomedical sciences journey starts from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 112 new doctoral students on Aug. 31 during the ninth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room filled with family members and other well-wishers.

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Energetic gene switch

Aug. 30, 2018—New findings link flux through glycolysis, which produces cellular energy, with transcription and gene expression via histone modification.

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Mitochondrial mutations and disease

Feb. 22, 2018—New findings suggest that oxidative stress damages mitochondrial DNA, and they link this damage to a disease state.

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Talking epigenetics

Sep. 14, 2017—Ian Macara, Ph.D., left, chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., right, dean of Basic Sciences in the School of Medicine, visited with Rockefeller University professor David Allis, Ph.D., last week prior to Allis’ Flexner Discovery Lecture on epigenetics.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine moves to eighth in NIH research funding

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) now ranks No. 8 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new ranking raises VUSM’s standing two spots from the No. 10 position it held last year.

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Basic Science Research Advisory Committee formed

Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has formed a new Basic Science Research Advisory Committee.

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