Michelle Southard Smith Archives
Researchers create molecular ‘atlas’ of GI tract neurons
Oct. 8, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have generated the first comprehensive molecular “atlas” of genes expressed by the neuronal cells within the intestine that coordinate the functions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Three student-adviser pairs receive Gilliam Fellowships
Sep. 5, 2019—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded 2019 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three doctoral student-adviser pairs at Vanderbilt.
15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows
Nov. 20, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Grant spurs research on how nerves guide organ function
Oct. 13, 2016—Michelle Southard-Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has won a major award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her research on how nerves control organ function.
New clue to a devastating disease
Jan. 28, 2015—New findings suggest a previously unrecognized role for the Sox10 transcription factor in Hirschsprung’s disease, and may lead to improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for this disease.
Digestive disease research bolstered by grant renewal
Jan. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a second five-year renewal of its federal research grant.