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American Physiological Society honors Goldenring


3/08/2012 - James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., vice chair of Research in the Section of Surgical Sciences, was named 2012 Takeda Distinguished Research Scientist by the American Physiological Society (APS).

James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D.

James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D.

The Takeda Award is given annually to an outstanding investigator who is internationally recognized for contributions to research in gastrointestinal and liver physiology.

Goldenring, the Paul W. Sanger Professor of Experimental Surgery, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, and staff physician at the Nashville VA Medical Center, will receive the award at the APS Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego on April 24.

Goldenring’s ongoing research on the cell biology of epithelial cell vesicle trafficking and signaling and precursors to gastric cancer have been published extensively in such journals as Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Gastroenterology.

His work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“The Takeda Distinguished Research Scientist Award represents well-deserved recognition of numerous important contributions that Dr. Goldenring has made in the fields of gastrointestinal epithelial cell biology and pathophysiology,” said R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery.

“His contributions span the areas of epithelial cell polarity, vesicle trafficking, epithelial cell differentiation, organogenesis and carcinogenesis. We salute our colleague and friend in this important recognition.”

As co-director of the Vanderbilt Epithelial Biology Center (EBC), Goldenring is a leader in the fields of epithelial cell biology and gastric cancer research.

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