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aNew Faculty member Shanna Arnold receives VA Career Development Award

Shanna A. Arnold, PhD, MSCI, who  joined the PMI faculty on May 1 as Instructor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology in the Division of Investigative Pathology, has received a five-year, $900,000 Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs for her study entitled "ALCAM as a Biomarker of Treatment Response and Progression in Urogenital Cancers."  Dr. Arnold completed post-doctoral training in the laboratory of PMI faculty member Andries Zijlstra, PhD prior to her faculty appointment. She has also been appointed as a Research Scientist at the VA.


aa Cooperative Agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Office (ARO) that is worth up to $16.5 million over five years. 
A trans-institutional effort, the Vanderbilt project consists of three teams:

The Biology Team – led by Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Host-Pathogen Interactions as well as Director of the Program in Microbial Pathogenesis in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

Borden Lacy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and of Biochemistry, is a faculty member of this team.  Click for complete article


skaar Investigator seeks to debug cancer's "bad software"

Oliver McDonald, Assistant Professor - Excited by the new field of epigenetics — how gene expression can be changed without altering the underlying DNA sequence.  
Dr. McDonald received a five-year $600,000 "Pathway to Leadership Grant" in 2012 from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the American Association for Cancer Research to support his work.   The Reporter, Jan 9, 2014.   Read more…


LacyAndries Zijlstra newscast on FOX 17

Groundbreaking research right here in Nashville may help doctors predict when cancer is about to spread. Vanderbilt scientist, Andries Zijlstra, has teamed up with doctors in Canada to make what could be a life-saving discovery. 
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Groundbreaking research right here in Nashville may help doctors predict when cancer is about to spread. Vanderbilt has teamed up with doctors in Canada to make what could be a life-saving discovery.

Read More at: http://fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/vanderbilt-research-could-predict-cancers-spread-john-dunn-18163.shtml#.UqGTbBbO4gE
Groundbreaking research right here in Nashville may help doctors predict when cancer is about to spread. Vanderbilt has teamed up with doctors in Canada to make what could be a life-saving discovery.

Read More at: http://fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/vanderbilt-research-could-predict-cancers-spread-john-dunn-18163.shtml#.UqGTbBbO4gE
Groundbreaking research right here in Nashville may help doctors predict when cancer is about to spread. Vanderbilt has teamed up with doctors in Canada to make what could be a life-saving discovery.

Read More at: http://fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/vanderbilt-research-could-predict-cancers-spread-john-dunn-18163.shtml#.UqGTbBbO4gE
Groundbreaking research right here in Nashville may help doctors predict when cancer is about to spread. Vanderbilt has teamed up with doctors in Canada to make what could be a life-saving discovery.

Read More at: http://fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/vanderbilt-research-could-predict-cancers-spread-john-dunn-18163.shtml#.UqGTbBbO4gE
Groundbreaking research right here in Nashville may help doctors predict when cancer is about to spread. Vanderbilt has teamed up with doctors in Canada to make what could be a life-saving discovery.

Read More at: http://fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/vanderbilt-research-could-predict-cancers-spread-john-dunn-18163.shtml#.UqGTbBbO4gE

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Four PMI Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows
 

 

 

Christopher Aiken, Ph.D.; Paul Bock, Ph.D.; Timothy Cover, M.D.; Samuel Santoro, M.D., Ph.D

Four PMI faculty members were among the 18 Vanderbilt University faculty members recently elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."  
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