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“Engineering endosomolytic nanocarriers of diverse morphologies using confined impingement jet mixing” published in Nanoscale, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Feb. 15, 2024—Co-first author Hayden Pagendarm is a 4th year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering program advised by Dr. John T. Wilson. His research is focused on the development of novel technologies to induce antigen-specific immune tolerance, with a focus on engineered proteins and extracellular vesicles. Co-first author Payton Stone is a 4th year PhD student in...

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Researcher Highlight: Payton Stone

Jan. 22, 2024—Payton Stone, 4th year Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate in the Wilson Lab Summary of Research: Peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids make up many of the recently developed cancer immunotherapies, which function by activating intracellular pathways to elicit downstream signaling cascades, which in turn result in robust anticancer immune responses. However, the clinical success and efficacy...

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VINSE Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments in the 17th Annual Fall Faculty Celebration

Oct. 11, 2023—The 17th annual VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration was held on October 10, 2023, recognizing accomplishments of our community and celebrating faculty promotions. WELCOME TO VINSE Xiaoguang Dong | Mona Ebrish | Marjan Rafat | Krishnendu (Krish) Roy | René Colehour | Jasmine Zhang FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Shihong...

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Dissertation Defense: Jessalyn Baljon, Biomedical Engineering

Feb. 20, 2023—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Jessalyn Baljon, Biomedical Engineering *under direction of Dr. John Wilson “Engineering Nanocarriers with Synergistic Adjuvants to Enhance Responses to Cancer Vaccines” 2.27.23  |  1:00PM CST  |  Buttrick Hall 101  |  Zoom Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) has revolutionized cancer treatment and has led to complete and durable responses, but only for a minority of...

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VINSE NanoDay! Jacket Drawing Winners

Nov. 7, 2022—Congratulations to the winners of the NanoDay! jacket drawing! This is the third year that registered attendees had the opportunity to win a VINSE jacket, and it has quickly become a highly anticipated part of the event. Check out the winners below! Katja Diaz-Granados Madeleine Fort Chloe Frame Matthew Galazzo Blaise Kimmel Paul Laibinis Weifan...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in 16th annual fall faculty celebration

Sep. 27, 2022—Please join in welcoming new members of the VINSE community and congratulate the VINSE faculty on recent accomplishments and promotions. WELCOME De-en Jiang  |  Megan Dernberger  |  Jamie Kuntz  |  Benjamin Schmidt FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs John T. Wilson – named Chancellor Faculty Fellow Promotion & Tenure Joshua D. Caldwell –...

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VINSE to recognize faculty accomplishments at 16th annual Fall Faculty Celebration

Aug. 26, 2022—The 16th annual Fall Faculty Celebration will be held on September 26th. At the event, which is by invitation only, VINSE will recognize the accomplishments of our community, celebrate faculty promotions, and welcome new VINSE members.  

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“Chemical and Biomolecular Strategies for STING Pathway Activation in Cancer Immunotherapy” published in Chemical Reviews, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Jul. 21, 2022—About the authors: Co-first author, Kyle Garland earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2021 under the direction of Prof. John Wilson and is currently working for Brooklyn Immunotherapeutics, Inc. in San Diego, California as an R&D scientist investigating in vivo gene editing. His dissertation focused on the development of innate immune activators for local...

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Wilson named 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Jun. 15, 2022—VINSE faculty John T. Wilson joins 13 outstanding faculty members from across the university as the 2022 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. “Vanderbilt’s faculty drive the pathbreaking research and transformative education that set our university apart,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in annual fall faculty celebration

Sep. 15, 2021—Join in welcoming new members of our community, recognizing the accomplishments of our community, and celebrating faculty promotions. WELCOME Michael J. Valenti & Christina L. McGahan FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs Craig L. Duvall – named Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair Joshua D. Caldwell – named Flowers Family Chancellor...

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