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Brunger leads $1.5 million NSF project to develop advanced brain organoids

Jan. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.49 million National Science Foundation grant to advance the science of organoids with cells that organize themselves and mimic development of human brain structures. Organoids are lab-produced groups of cells that serve as research models for human physiology in development and disease, including design and testing of drugs and other...

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Vanderbilt civil engineer partners with TDOT to seek ways to mitigate opioid epidemic

Jan. 6, 2021—One of the largest obstacles for patients seeking effective substance abuse treatment is a lack of transportation to the treatment facilities. Vanderbilt University researcher Janey Camp, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is working on a project to help clear those roadblocks. Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) Camp is leading an 18-month, in-depth analysis of...

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Neuroengineer joins School of Engineering Jan. 1, 2021

Dec. 16, 2020—Christos Constantinidis has been appointed professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering beginning Jan. 1, 2021. At Vanderbilt, he also will be a member of the university’s Brain Institute and the Vision Research Center. He joins the School of Engineering from the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Constantinidis’ research focuses on uncovering how neuronal activity...

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Computer science team wins global contest with AI model that translates English to code

Dec. 14, 2020—IBM will use Vanderbilt model as end-user scripting assistant in its open-source Command Line AI Project One day, a deep learning model will translate the sentence you type in English to computer code that will accomplish what you stated in the sentence. A team of Vanderbilt computer scientists has shortened the distance with a top...

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Michael Goldfarb elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 8, 2020—Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. The NAI Fellows Selection Committee chose Goldfarb, also, a professor of electrical engineering and physical and medical rehabilitation, for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of...

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Researchers develop unique process for producing light-matter mixture

Dec. 7, 2020—Discovery provides insight for developing next generation optoelectronic and infrared devices In groundbreaking new research, an international team that includes a Vanderbilt engineer has developed a unique process for producing a quantum state that is part light and part matter. The discovery provides fundamental new insights for more efficiently developing the next generation of quantum-based...

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Mahadevan-Jansen and Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center resume lab activity with renewed purpose during Research Ramp-up

Dec. 4, 2020—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, directed by Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, conducts research on clinical photonics, neurophotonics and multiscale photonics to develop optical technologies that improve patient care. When Vanderbilt ramped down in-person research activities in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahadevan-Jansen and her team did...

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CZI grant expands training and access to high-end imaging techniques

Dec. 2, 2020—With a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging Scientists program, a research assistant professor of biomedical imaging will extend the accessibility of specialized microscopy equipment and expertise within Vanderbilt University to a broader pool of researchers, including students. Bryan Millis, also a research assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, develops microscopy and imaging technologies...

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