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CSB Congratulations!

Jan. 16, 2020—The Center for Structural Biology Congratulates … Adalberto Diaz, PhD, of the Chazin Lab, on being awarded an NIH F32 fellowship. Ellie Okwei, of the Meiler Lab, on being awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship. Bian Li, PhD, of the Capra Lab, on being awarded an American Heart Association fellowship. Brennica Marlow, of the Meiler...

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Justin Marinko presents MBTP/CSB Seminar on 1/21/2020

Jan. 16, 2020—2020 Karpay Award Winner Justin Marinko, of the Sanders Lab, presents the MBTP/CSB Seminar: “There and Back Again: A Protein’s Tale” on Tuesday, January 21, at 12:20pm-1:10pm in 1220 MRB3. A reception and award presentation will follow the seminar. The Karpay Award was established in 2010 to honor the memory of Dr. Anne Karpay, who...

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Dissertation Defense: Ian Setliff – January 10

Jan. 8, 2020—Ian Setliff, of the Georgiev Lab, presents: “High-resolution interrogation of antibody repertoires using next-generation sequencing” on Friday, January 10, at 11:00am in 206 PRB.  

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Dissertation Defense: Marion Sauer – January 9

Jan. 8, 2020—Marion Sauer, of the Meiler and Crowe Labs, presents: “Using protein flexibility to model viral glycoprotein mutation tolerances and sites of vulnerability” on Thursday, January 9, at 2:00pm in 1220 MRB3.  

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Research Spotlight: Tina Iverson

Jan. 7, 2020—CSB Researcher Tina Iverson (Pharmacology) and colleagues have clarified part of the protein kinase MELK’s role in cell cycle signaling. MELK overexpression impacts survival and proliferation of multiple cancer types, so targeting it holds promise as a therapeutic strategy. Read more about this research.

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Research Spotlight: Teru Nakagawa

Jan. 2, 2020—CSB Researcher Teru Nakagawa (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics) reported in the journal Science the first structure of AMPAR in complex with an auxiliary subunit, CNIH3. These potential new drug targets were obtained using cryo-electron microscopy. Read more about this discovery.

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Justin Marinko receives Karpay Award

Oct. 28, 2019—Congratulations to Justin Marinko for being named the 2020 recipient of The Karpay Award in Structural Biology. “I am deeply honored to win the Karpay award,” Justin said. Justin joined the Sanders Lab in 2016 focusing his research on structural biology and protein folding from a cellular perspective, particularly how the cell is able to...

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Paul Bock, Ph.D.

Oct. 14, 2019—We are saddened to report that Dr. Paul Bock passed away at his home on October 11, 2019 following a long illness. In 2017, Dr. Bock retired and was named to our Emeritus faculty. Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Iverson named new QCB Director

Oct. 11, 2019—The Program in Quantitative and Chemical Biology has new leadership. Tina Iverson, Pharmacology, will assume the role of director from Hassane Mchaourab, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, who served as director since 2015. The QCB Program was established more than 15 years ago by Al Beth and Dave Piston. Originally called the Chemical and Physical Biology...

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Capra named to Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship

Oct. 11, 2019—Tony Capra is one of three faculty members selected as a Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the spring 2020 semester. Each fellow will work with the Division of Communications to develop a highly tailored communications and promotion plan to connect their work to new audiences around the world. Dr. Capra, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences,...

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Beyond the Lab: Steven Damo

Jun. 25, 2019—Curious about what biomedical PhDs do for their career? In the “Beyond the Lab” video series, the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program interviews Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine about their career path. This Beyond the Lab episode features Steven Damo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department...

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Lauren Jackson presents MBTP/CSB Responsible Conduct in Research Seminar on 6/25/2019

Jun. 14, 2019—Lauren Parker Jackson, Biological Sciences, presents the RCR Special Session: “Avoiding & overcoming career-limiting moves” on Tuesday, June 25, at 12:20pm-1:10pm in 1220 MRB3. MBTP-CSB-2019-06-25-Jackson-RCR

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Geena Ildefonso presents MBTP/CSB Seminar on 6/18/2019

Jun. 14, 2019—Geena Ildefonso, of the Lopez Lab, presents the MBTP/CSB Seminar: “Modeling the Execution Modes of TNF𝜶-Induced Necroptosis” on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:20pm-1:10pm in 1220 MRB3. MBTP-CSB-2019-06-18-Ildefonso

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Research Spotlight: Carlos Lopez and Tina Iverson

Feb. 7, 2019—CSB researchers Carlos Lopez, Biochemistry, and Tina Iverson, Pharmacology, with Vanderbilt faculty Vsevolod Gurevich, have proposed a “conveyor belt” mechanism to explain how scaffold proteins amplify signal cascades by exchanging active enzymes for inactive ones. Their findings were reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Ray Blind named to editorial position

Feb. 7, 2019—Ray Blind, Dept. of Medicine, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, has been named Jr. Associate Editor for the Journal of Lipid Research for 2019-2021.

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