News


2019
News Source Date
Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Nastase on accepting a Scientific Advisor position with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati! Group News September 16, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Julie Engers on her promotion to Research Assistant Professor! Group News August 23, 2019
We have extended our drug discovery and development collaboration with Ono Pharmaceuticals once again!

Group News August 12, 2019
Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Mark Fulton for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!

Best of luck in your postdoc at Harvard!
Group News June 21, 2019
Congratulations to Chris Presley for accepting a Research Specialist Sr. position within the VCNDD! Happy to have you on overseeing the pharmaceutical sciences within the VCNDD! Group News June 7, 2019
Congratulations to Kristen Gilliland-Meisenheimer for accepting a Drug Discovery Scientist I position within the VCNDD! After a year sabbatical form Cal Poly, Kristen just could not leave us! We are very happy to have Kristen as a member of our schizophrenia efforts! Group News June 7, 2019
Welcome new summer undergrads from the Mighty [sic] Chico State: Juan Caravez, Madison Wong, and Kendall Block! Group News June 7, 2019
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley for winning the 2019 Robert Scarborough Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry!

Group News May 14, 2019
Dr. Lindsley was just awarded an Adjunct Appointment as a Professor (Research) in Drug Discovery Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University!

Monash University is a leading Australian and international university. Monash has earned its place among Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight universities through a culture of innovative research and its dedication to the highest educational standards. The category of adjunct appointments is in widespread use in eminent international universities and is well recognized in most international jurisdictions and by international research funding agencies as a distinguished academic title.

Group News May 6, 2019
The 2019 Fellows Induction Ceremony took place at Space Center Houston in the Space Center Theater. 125 Fellows were inducted by NAI President Paul R. Sanberg, who began the ceremony with his annual State of the Academy. The State of the Academy presented a review of the NAI's activities over the past year, as well as goals for 2019.

Ed Schons, president of the Florida High Tech Corridor, introduced keynote speaker Drew Hirshfeld, U.S. Commissioner for Patents for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Hirshfeld highlighted the accomplishments of this year's inductees and gave updates on how the USPTO is working to further innovation on a national level.


President Paul R. Sanberg, Dr. Lindsley, and Drew Hirshfeld.
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Group News May 1, 2019
Dr. Lindsley's (and all the other 2018 NAI Fellows) name was officially read into the Congressional Record by Hon. Michael T. McCaul of Texas on Monday, April 15, 2019! (Dr. Lindsley's name is on page E466, 2nd column, about mid-way down)

Congratulations Dr. Lindsley!
Group News April 18, 2019
Congratulations to Caitlin Kent on her acceptance to the Vanderbilt Chemistry Graduate Program for Fall 2019! Group News April 15, 2019
Congratulations to Chemistry Graduate Student Carson Reed for passing his qualifying exam! Group News March 12, 2019
Dr. Lindsley was quoted in the recent C&EN article Drug hunters explore allostery's advantages!

Read the article here.
C&EN March 11, 2018
Congratulations to Daniel Jeffries for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!

Good luck at Harvard Dr. Jeffries!
Group News March 8, 2019
Congratulations to Prof. Andrew Felts on his promotion to Research Assistant Professor! Group News February 13, 2019
Congratulations to Chemistry Graduate Student Jeanette Bertron for passing her qualifying exam! Group News February 4, 2019
Dr. Lindsley was recognized by The Tennessean in their People in Business section!

Check out the write up here.
The Tennessean February 4, 2019
Check out the full list of NAI 2018 Class of Fellows here. Group News January 28, 2019
ACS Chemical Neuroscience is celebrating its 10th year! Check out the anniversary issue here!

Group News January 28, 2019
Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Childress on accepting a Drug Discovery Scientist I position within the VCNDD! Group News January 25, 2019
The VUMC Reporter published an article about Dr. Lindsley.

Read it here.
VUMC Reporter January 24, 2019
Congratulations Charlotte Park on being accepted to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine! Group News January 24, 2019
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley for being selected as the 2019 Robert Scarborough Award winner!

Group News January 14, 2019
Congratulations Nathan Kett for winning the Basic Sciences Research Staff Award!

Group News January 10, 2019
Read The VUMC Reporter article on Dr. Lindsley's recent ASPET award here. VUMC Reporter January 10, 2019
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley for winning ASPETs inaugural Scientific Achievement Award in Drug Discovery and Development!

Dr. Lindsley will give a lecture, and be presented with the award Monday April 8, 2019 during the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2019 in Orlando, FL, from 1:00PM – 1:45PM.

Check out the list of all the winners here.

ASPET January 9, 2019
Check out the press releases about our partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim here, here, here, here, here, here, and here!

January 3, 2019
2018
News Source Date
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley on being named to the National Academy of Inventors Fellows!

Read about Dr. Lindsley's accomplishment here, here, here, here, here, and here.


December 20, 2018
December 11, 2018
Check out the top trending ACS Chemical Neuroscience articles for 2018 here.

ACS Chemical Neuroscience December 18, 2018

In honor of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month, ACS Publications has published a Virtual Issue focused on the tau hypothesis of Alzheimer's Disease. In the issue there are articles, reviews, and viewpoints on the neuroscience, pharmacology, and imaging (PET) of tau pathology (e.g. hyperphosphorylation, fibrils, and tangles), as well as emerging therapeutic strategies.

Check out the Virtual Issue here.
ACS Publications November 27, 2018
Vanderbilt News published an article about our collaboration with Ancora!

Read the article here.
myVU
November 26, 2018
Congratulations to Jordan O'Neill on his promotion to Research Assistant II! Group News October 30, 2018
Important notice for all future/current Lindsley Lab employees:


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Group News October 29, 2018
Congratulations to Rory Capstick on his promotion to Research Assistant II! Group News October 25, 2018
The Prof. H. Alex Brown Memorial Symposium program has been released.

You can view and download a copy of the schedule here.
Group News October 19, 2018
The ACS Chemical Neuroscience special issue Dark Classics in Chemical Neuroscience has been published!


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Group News October 17, 2018
Congratulations to Mark Fulton on accepting a postdoctoral fellow position at Harvard University with Prof. Matthew Shair! Group News October 15, 2018
Check out the pictures from Prof. Arthur Christopoulos and Vinnie Vincent's (Kiss) lab tour! (click pictures to view larger)

Group News October 14, 2018
The Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor level for fall 2019.
Interested candidates can apply here.


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Group News October 8, 2018
Announcing the Prof. H. Alex Brown Memorial Symposium: November 5, 2018, 8:00AM - 5:00PM in the Commons Center 235/237. All are invited!


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Group News October 1, 2018
Everyone should consider checking out/attending the ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation at the Frontier of Chemistry and Life Science December 2-4, 2018 in Beijing, China. Dr. Lindsley will be presenting at one of the sessions!

Group News September 24, 2018
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley on receiving the Smissman Award!


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Group News September 24, 2018
The VICB published an article about our mGlu1 project!

Read the article here.
Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology September 10, 2018
The University of Kansas has posted more details regarding Dr. Lindsley's upcoming Smissman lecture.

Read the article here.
The University of Kansas September 10, 2018
Check out the new Pharmacology Online Website! Group News August 27, 2018
Dr. Lindsley's Smissman Memorial Lecture Series lecture is coming up next month! Good Luck!


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Group News August 20, 2018
Congratulations to former graduate student Pedro Garcia Barrantes for being named one of C&EN Talented 12!

Read the article here.

C&EN August 20, 2018
Congratulations to Daniel Jeffries who was awarded a Senior Warren Fellowship for his final year in Grad School form the Department of Chemistry! Group News July 25, 2018
Everyone interested in drug discovery should consider attending the Pharmacology departments Summer Drug Discovery Bootcamp. The first boot camp will be June 26th to June 28th 2019, and will focus on From Synthesis to Patient. You can find more information and registration information here. Group News July 23, 2018
Congratulations to Matt Mulder on his promotion to Drug Discovery Scientist II! Group News July 12, 2018
Congratulations to graduate student Daniel Jeffries on accepting a postdoctoral positon at Harvard University in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Shair! Group News July 11, 2018
Research News @ Vanderbilt published an article about the launch of Appello Pharmaceuticals.

Read the article here.
Research News @ Vanderbilt June 29, 2018
The VCNDD is proud to announce the launch of Appello Pharmaceuticals (with financing from Deerfield and Mountain Group Partners), who licensed our mGlu4 PAM compounds to advance the lead compounds into the clinic!

Multiple news outlets have already picked up the story, find them here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.


Meet the Appello management team: Christopher Rand, P. Jeffrey Conn, Brian Laden, Joe Cook Jr., and Craig Lindsley.


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June 28, 2018
Dr. Lindsley will be presenting the Session 7 webinar for the ACS' 2018 Drug Design and Delivery Symposium on July 26, 2018 @ 1-2pm (Central) titled How to Optimize Central Nervous System Therapeutics: Med Chem Strategies, Tactics, and Workflows.

The cost is free, and you can register here.


ACS Webinars June 27, 2018
Check out the new Chemistry of Clinical Neuroscience virtual issue from ACS Chemical Neuroscience!

Group News June 14, 2018

ACS Chemical Neuroscience, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, and Journal of Medicinal Chemistry are excited to announce a Special Issue collaboration on allosteric modulation for early 2019. In anticipation of the respective issues, we hope you enjoy the selected articles from each journal on this topic.

For further information about each Special Issue, please see the following Editorials:
ACS Chemical Neuroscience: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00077
ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.8b00174
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00171

If your research falls in the area of allosteric modulation, we hope you will consider submitting a manuscript to these Special Issues.
Group News June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Ali Gregro on her promotion to Drug Discovery Scientist II! Group News June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Paul Spearing on his promotion to Drug Discovery Scientist II! Group News June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Madeline Long on her promotion to Research Assistant II! Group News June 4, 2018
Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Dexter Davis on accepting a Scientist (Medicinal Chemistry) position at Enanta Pharmaceuticals in Boston!

Way to go Dexter and best of luck!
Group News June 1, 2018
Dr. Lindsley will be the fall 2018 J.D. Smith/Larry Winter seminar speaker at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Medicinal Chemistry! Group News May 29, 2018
The VCNDD has once again expanded our collaboration with Ono Pharmaceuticals! Group News May 8, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Julie Engers for winning best poster at the 2018 National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium! Group News May 3, 2018
The 36th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium is under way! Click here to see photos from the symposium so far (more will be added as we get them). Group News April 29, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Darren Engers on his promotion to Research Assistant Professor!

Way to go, and well deserved Professor Engers!
Group News April 18, 2018
Congratulations to former postdoctoral fellow Joshua Wieting on accepting a Senior Scientist position at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)! Group News April 18, 2018
Congratulations to former graduate student JT Brogan on accepting a new position as Regulatory CMC Manager at Seattle Genetics! Group News April 18, 2018
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley on your promotion to University Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology! Group News March 20, 2018
Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Aaron Bender on accepting a Drug Discovery Scientist I position within the VCNDD!

Welcome aboard the allosteric modulator train!
Group News March 5, 2018
Congratulations to former graduate student Dr. Cody Wenthur, on accepting a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the School of Pharmacy, with a joint appointment between the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice divisions!

Congrats Professor Wenthur!
Group News March 5, 2018
The VCNDD got a mention in Chancellor Zeppos' "What's On My Mind" column!

Check out the column here.
myVU
February 15, 2018
Coherent News has published an article about our collaboration with Lundbeck!

Read the article here.
Coherent News
February 13, 2018
Research News @ Vanderbilt published an article about Craig's recent AAAS honors!

Read the article here.
Research News @ Vanderbilt February 2, 2018
The Ledger published an article about Alzheimer's treatments that discusses our VU319 project.

Read the article here.
The Ledger January 19, 2018
Congratulations to postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Kevin McGowan on accepting a position at Pharm Agra in North Carolina!

Best of luck in your new position!
Group News January 19, 2018
Research News @ Vanderbilt published an article discussing our M4 muscarinic project.

Read the article here.
Research News @ Vanderbilt January 18, 2018
Dr. Lindsley's appointment to the International Advisory Board of ChemMedChem has been extended another four years!

Group News January 15, 2018
ASPET recently wrote an article on the VCNDD and our successes with VU319.

Read the article here.
ASPET January 11, 2018
News Medical and Technology Networks have also reported on our collaboration with Lundbeck.

Read the press releases here and here.
January 11, 2018
Check out this VCNDD mention in C&EN! Keep up the great work! C&EN January 9, 2018
Check out all the 2017 AAAS election results here, and Craig's election anouncement here.

AAAS January 9, 2018
Lundbeck and the VCNDD have entered in to a new drug discovery collaboration for the next generation treatment for schizophrenia.

Read the press releases here, here, here, here, and here.

January 8, 2018
Congratulations Dr. Lindsley for being awarded Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry!

Group News January 3, 2018