Two BSCI Graduate Students Receive Edward Ferguson Jr. Graduate Award
Apr. 20, 2022—Noah Bradley, Ph.D. Candidate in the Eichman Lab, and Jacob Steenwyk, Ph.D. Candidate in the Rokas Lab, have each been awarded the Edward Ferguson Jr. Graduate Award. On behalf of the Graduate School, “this award supports deserving graduate students at the Graduate School who demonstrate excellence in research”. Congratulations Noah and Jacob!
Graduate Student Jacob Steenwyk Weintraub Award Recipient
Mar. 3, 2022—Jacob Steenwyk, Ph.D. Candidate in the Rokas Lab, has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Harold M. Weintrau Graduate Student Award, a prestigious award in biological sciences. “The Weintraub award recipients were selected for the quality, originality and significance of their work, representing a diverse range of research topics,” said Dr. Susan Parkhurst,...
Patel Lab earns new grant to study evolutionary trade-offs between reproduction and aging
Feb. 14, 2022—Feb. 4, 2022, 9:00 AM By: Andy Flick, Evolutionary Studies Initiative scientific coordinator Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Maulik Patel and his lab have received a Pilot Research Grant from the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative to study reproduction and aging. Submitted Photo | Patel, Held and their team take a basic science approach to study...
Vanderbilt researcher outlines how whales’ sensory systems have evolved through imaging technology
Feb. 14, 2022—Dec. 2, 2021, 9:00 AM By Andy Flick, Evolutionary Studies Initiative scientific coordinator If you’ve ever had an ear infection that made you dizzy or unbalanced, the infection likely was affecting your vestibular complex—part of the intricate system of hard and soft tissues that make up the inner ear. Knowledge of this structure has been...
Megan Behringer named 2022-24 Dean’s Faculty Fellow
Jan. 21, 2022— Assistant Professor Megan Behringer has been awarded the Steven and Bunny Fayne Dean’s Faculty Fellowship in Biological Sciences
Amanda Lea named 2022-24 Dean’s Faculty Fellow
Jan. 21, 2022— Assistant Professor Amanda Lea has been awarded the Frank Kelly Dean’s Faculty Fellowship in Climate Studies.
Assistant Professor Lauren Parker Jackson is Featured by NIH
Jan. 20, 2022—Dr. Jackson participated in a Q&A with science writer Abbey Bigler which was featured in the Biomedical Beat Blog for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. You can read Dr. Jackson’s interview regarding her career and research here!
Vanderbilt researchers combine paleontology and fluid physics to uncover Ediacaran nurseries
Jan. 7, 2022—Looking at prehistoric organisms allows Simon Darroch and his students to describe how, when and why complex life evolved on this planet. Their work is a piece of the puzzle in understanding how likely it is that we’ll find complex life beyond Earth.
Vanderbilt scientist’s team project wins $55,000 for cell research
Jan. 6, 2022—Lars Plate wins $55,000 from Scialog to further collaborative research on cell behavior.
MARC Scholars Award Winners 2021
Dec. 15, 2021—Congratulations to MARC Scholars Elicia Osigwe, Tiffany-Chau Le and Sim Plotkin for winning presentation awards at 2021 ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students)! Junior Tiffany-Chau Le, Dr. Todd Graham, and Dr. Eugenia Yazlovitskaya (Biological Sciences) Senior Simcha Plotkin and Dr. Kathy Friedman (Biological Sciences) ...