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First step toward model brain: turning iPSCs into working blood-brain barrier

Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University engineering researchers took a major step toward building a “brain in a dish:” They cultured induced pluripotent stem cells into a successful three-dimensional blood-brain barrier model. The future of drug testing and disease research lies in creating organoids, or models of human organs, to determine efficacy and potency of medications. Duplicating the endothelial...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—  CZI awards over $51 million to fight a class of diseases that include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University, has won an inaugural Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research. The five-year, $2.5 million award supports his goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier...

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School of Engineering recruits 3 new faculty members

Sep. 4, 2015—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of three new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff. They are Hiba Baroud, Maithilee Kunda and Ethan Lippmann. After completing a Ph.D. at Oklahoma University’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hiba Baroud has joined the civil and environmental engineering department as an assistant professor....

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