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Vanderbilt bioengineer’s trailblazing cancer research receives $1M W. M. Keck Foundation grant

Jul. 14, 2020—A bold engineering approach by a Vanderbilt University researcher to sort breast cancer cells based on their behavior first has produced compelling data that show less migratory cells create more metastases, contradicting the prevailing hypothesis on how cancer spreads. Expanding this ambitious research by Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, to other highly metastatic...

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Like geese and race cars, cancer cells draft their way to new sites

Mar. 25, 2019—Finding gives boost to fighting through cell metabolism NASCAR has nothing on cancer cells when it comes to exploiting the power of drafting, letting someone else do the hard work of moving forward while you coast behind. Building on the relatively new discovery that metastatic cancer cells leave tumors and travel in clusters, not singles,...

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Engineering researcher wins Stand Up to Cancer award for ‘smart’ nanoparticles

Apr. 4, 2017—John Wilson, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering, has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). (photo by John Russell) An assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). John Wilson,...

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Amy Shah receives Vanderbilt’s Lai Sulin Scholarship

Jan. 15, 2016—Amy T. Shah, a biomedical engineering doctoral candidate, has received the 2015 Lai Sulin Scholarship. The award, given to a Vanderbilt University graduate student who conducts research in an area related to cancer, carries a $5,000 stipend and will be presented in early 2016. Shah’s current research with biomedical engineering professor Melissa Skala applies optical...

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Engineering graduate student selected to attend Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Mar. 4, 2014—School of Engineering graduate student Alex Walsh has been selected to attend the 64th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, this summer. The Lindau Meeting brings together graduate students and junior researchers with Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and physiology and medicine for a weeklong series of lectures, informal meetings and discussions. The...

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New technique tracks breast cancer subtypes, treatment effectiveness

Oct. 21, 2013—Ph.D. biomedical engineering candidate Alex Walsh and colleagues are studying new imaging techniques to distinguish breast cancer subtypes and determine if specific therapies are working against cancer cells. (photo by John Russell) A group of Vanderbilt researchers has used laser technology and a custom-built multiphoton microscope to distinguish breast cancer subtypes and determine if specific...

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Mahadevan-Jansen elected a director of international optics society

Oct. 18, 2013—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen has been elected to the Board of Directors of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Her three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2014. Mahadevan-Jansen, an acknowledged leader in biomedical photonics, is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of neurological surgery. As director of optical diagnostics research in...

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