molecular physiology and biophysics Archives
Delpire recognized for advancing cell and molecular physiology
Apr. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Eric Delpire, PhD, has been awarded the 2023 Davson Distinguished Lectureship, the highest award bestowed by the Cell and Molecular Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society.
Sir Paul Nurse Discovery Lecture
Feb. 16, 2023—Among those attending last week’s Discovery Lecture by Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse, PhD, were, Jackie Corbin, PhD, Kathy Gould, PhD, Sharron Francis, PhD, Nancy Carrasco, MD, and Roger Colbran, PhD.
Nobel laureate Nurse set for year’s first Discovery Lecture
Jan. 26, 2023—Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and cell biologist Sir Paul Nurse, PhD, will be at Vanderbilt Thursday, Feb. 9, to deliver the year's first Discovery Lecture.
Study points to new ways to prevent, treat heart disease
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have confirmed the existence of an alternative pathway to atherosclerosis, a finding that may lead to new ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of renowned scientist Exton
Dec. 28, 2022—John H. Exton, MBChB, MD, PhD, professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, emeritus at Vanderbilt University, whose research provided fundamental insights into how many biologically active compounds control cellular physiology, died Dec. 18. He was 89.
Study explores possible drug target for neurological problems
Nov. 3, 2022—A team at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has determined with atomic-level precision how two established drugs bind to and alter the conformation of a cell membrane transporter protein called NKCC1, shutting down its activity.
Study sheds light on the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage
Oct. 20, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that the change in a single letter of the genetic code promotes, in a mouse model, the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage. Their findings, featured Oct. 14 on the cover of Circulation Research, suggest that targeting inflammatory cytokines, signaling...
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
Pozzi elected president of Society for Matrix Biology
Jan. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ambra Pozzi, PhD, has been elected president of the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), a scientific organization that promotes research on the extracellular matrix with the aim of improving human health.
Study explores how bacteria become drug resistant
Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have revealed more of the inner-workings of a two-stage “molecular motor” in the cell membrane that enables bacteria to become resistant to drugs.
New neurodegeneration culprit
Jun. 17, 2021—A young woman with a puzzling neurological illness and novel genetic variant pointed investigators to a role for dysregulated protein kinase D1 in neurodegeneration.
NIH grant bolsters research on heart disease, cholesterol
Jan. 21, 2021—Thanks to major funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made major inroads in understanding how high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as good cholesterol, in some cases may actually contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.