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Conversations with Vandy Biochemistry: Celebrating Our Differences and Shared Experiences

A Conversation with Tyler Hansen

Jun. 20, 2022—Interview conducted and transcribed by Kathryn Brewer   This month on the blog, I had the opportunity to talk with Tyler Hansen, a fifth year graduate student in the Emily Hodges lab. We chatted about a little bit of everything, from the woes of coding to the possibility of starting a monthly tea time to...

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A Conversation with Dr. Manuel Ascano

Apr. 20, 2022—Interview conducted and transcribed by Alexandra Blee For this installment of our blog, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Manuel (Manny) Ascano, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry here at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ascano had some illuminating views to share; we dove right into a discussion of imposter syndrome within the context of DEI before reflecting on his...

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A Conversation with Dr. Alexandra Blee

Mar. 18, 2022—Interview conducted by Kathryn Brewer and transcribed by Alexandra Blee This is the third installment of our blog series focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our Vanderbilt and Department of Biochemistry communities. Through conversations with trainees, staff, and faculty within our department, we hope to build a culture of curiosity, a willingness to...

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A Conversation with Kathryn Brewer

Feb. 18, 2022—Interview conducted and transcribed by Alexandra Blee This is the second installment of our blog series focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our Vanderbilt and Department of Biochemistry communities. Through conversations with trainees, staff, and faculty within our department, we hope to build a culture of curiosity, a willingness to share, and mutual...

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A Conversation with Dr. Carlos F. Lopez

Jan. 31, 2022—Interview conducted and transcribed by Alexandra Blee Welcome to the first installment of a new monthly blog series focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our Vanderbilt and Department of Biochemistry communities. Through conversations with trainees, staff, and faculty within our department, we hope to build a culture of curiosity, a willingness to share, and...

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