The 2012-14 Clinical Neuroscience Scholars from VBI have been named!
Check out ongoing Clinical Research Trials at Vanderbilt HERE.
Google Founder Sergey Brin's Quest to Increase Bioinformatic Processing of Neurodegenerative Disease Genes. Excellent Wired article here.
We have set up this site to help you see some of the work we are doing, meet members of our group, and learn about what we are excited about.
Our team focuses on how the brain responds to stress in an effort to design safe and effective therapeutics for acute and chronic injury. Our group comes from a host of backgrounds with appointments in Neurology, Cardiology, Pharmacology, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt Brain Institute and the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Feel free to explore the site and check back often as news, protocols and publications are being added. Email us with any suggestions you might have!
Yup! That's our girl Ama Winland getting stuck on a mountain with her family. For some of the meanest comments on the Internet check out the story here. Oh wait...there's more coverage here. And, you know, here.
We started the year welcoming our stroke and AHA buddies to Nashvegas for the Stroke Meeting. Find out more here. Labbies then rescued the boss and sugar loaded her kids while she was able to duck out to Vancouver to her very first Brain meeting to chair a session on Ischemic Signaling and meet some fabulous folks by co-hosting the very first #ISCBFM tweet-up. July and October will find us in the windy city twice. First, we will be presenting two awesome blinged out posters thanks to a SciFund poster class which was AWE-some. Oh, and yes, you know learning about Multifaceted Mitochondria at the Cell Symposium
Then October brings the return to Chicago for Society for Neuroscience meeting. Dr Miller will once again be co-hosting a nanosymposium on Hypoxic Signaling with the Boss(y) Bear. Attendees..take pictures at your peril! Oh, and just so you don't think its all glam, we scored two grants from AHA, have published 3 papers this year as of June and cured cancer. Or at least the first two.
2014: We haz babies!
Amy says we can't tag and tail her, but she is so squishy and cute!! Labbies joined Scott and Amy Palubinsky in welcoming our newest lab baby....Abby born Feb 2014.
See Dr. McLaughlin's commenst in JAMA interview on the future of science funding from Jan 2014 here
As we escaped the Mayan predictions of doom, we can look forward to a great year of collaborations with clinical colleagues in the JB Marshall Lab, Neurology and Pharmacology. Be sure to check back soon for PDFs of papers from Dr. McLaughlin, Kim Grelli and Britney Lizama Manibusan. We've got three papers in proof stages on preconditioning, metabolic regulation and mitophagy.
Inspite of what the Mayans predicted, we did live to fight another year in 2012 which is a darn good thing because we've got 5 SIZZLING hot papers out and one that's sort of just okay (you'll have to read them to figure out which one is okay; check out the "Our Publications" tab). Proud parent BethAnn "Boss" McLaughlin saw Amy Palubinsky snag top honors as a Senior Fellow of the Clinical Neurosciences program with a cash windfall of travel and computer scholarships. We also snagged rookie brainiac Britney Lizama and graduated Lauren Koenig and Cozette Kale. Cozette, Amy and Britney are busy gathering scads of data for the Society for Neuroscience meeting this fall in New Orleans. The McLaughlin lab in New Orleans. What could go wrong?
Southern hospitality has given way to mind numbing and artery clogging excess as we gripped and grinned our way through a swamped spring of Neurology course work, outstanding outside speakers like Donna Ferriero, Yvonne Will and the defenses of our very own Jeannette Stankowski and our collaborative buddy Phil Gorrindo. We opted to break up the monotony of Stony River with a summer trip to Monell's to welcome Kim Grelli's mom to Nashvegas. Big happenings in the fall include the Stroke Retreat, Blood Brain Barrier consortium meeting, Neuroscience Retreat and grants and papers - oh my! Tune in for more pubs including our latest from J. Neurochem by Brooks et al which is in press as we speak (or as you read....whatever).
We had a 'girl in the yellow jacket' kind of 2010 with runaway pubs from Jeannette, Stephanie, Amy and Erin.
Jeannette has her master method work "Assessing Protein Oxidative Damage in Neural Cells" coming in 2010/2011 in Neuromethods: Cell Culture Techniques. But you can check it here. She also has 2 papers coming out in Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. Links coming soon!
Dr. Zeiger's ubber special work on preconditioning can be found in the chapter "Neuronal Culture Energetics and Viability." This fall we will have forthcoming works in Autophagy from Amy Kleman and The Neuroscientist by Jake Martin on redox sensitive kinases and cell fate. Be sure to check back for more details!
After a hectic spring of interviews, talks, papers and meetings, Jeannette takes a break in the VUMC Time Out Chair. Apparently, reflecting on her inner feelings is not her strength. Splitting cells, doing biochemistry and writing papers, that's where the fun is.
December and January have already brought all kinds of great things for the McLaughlin lab - every single post doc, grad student and RA submitted their own first author paper in the span of 6 weeks (whew!) and to top it off we were visited by alums Josh Brooks and Evan Cohen. Josh and his argyle sweaters once again crushed the competition in Holiday Lab Trivia much to Stephanie's dismay.
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See Dr. McLaughlin's comment to Women in Science 2/2014
Our lab supports Gender and Racial Equality in Science. Read Dr. McLaughlin's The Scientist Post on Women's Issues and follow #RipplesofDoubt on Twitter.
Brain on a Chip Funded!
The McLaughlin lab joins Vanderbilt colleagues in creating a one of a kind biofluidics platform for drug discovery. Find out more here
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We support the excellent position statement of the Society for Neuroscience on the ethical and humane use of animals in lifesaving medical research. Find out more here
Tennesseans - Demand your children get taught science and not religion, in science class. Read Roger Cone's OpEd here.