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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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“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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Congratulations to Justus Ndukaife & John Wilson who received a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 30, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cybele Raver and Faculty Senate Chair Mark Magnuson, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, presented awards to 13 faculty members during the Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 26. The awards recognize teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity, and recipients are honored...

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Spotlight Podcast Episode 30: Daniel Shae– cancer vaccine that enhances the body’s immune response to tumor cells

Dec. 8, 2020—Episode 30 of the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Daniel Shae tells Alice Leach about a cancer vaccine that enhances the body’s immune response to tumor cells.  Daniel’s paper “Co-delivery of Peptide Neoantigens and Stimulator of Interferon Genes Agonists Enhances Response to Cancer Vaccines” was published in ACS Nano.  Daniel graduated in 2019 from Professor John Wilson’s...

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NSF seed grant supports biomanufacturing of new drug delivery technologies

Oct. 21, 2020—One of the challenges of drug delivery systems is to optimize their targeting properties so therapeutic compounds used in smaller amounts reach only a specific area of the body and result in little or no side effects. The ability to engineer the content of extracellular vesicles and target these EVs to specific sites offers the...

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Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

Jan. 29, 2020—An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of...

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John Wilson receives NSF Career Award

Apr. 5, 2016—John T. Wilson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award. The five-year, $500,000 grant – Engineering Polymeric Nanomaterials for Programming Innate Immunity – will allow Wilson to develop new synthetic materials for “encoding” immunological messages and tightly regulating their delivery to the organs, cells,...

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VINSE Welcomes John Wilson, Assistant Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Oct. 4, 2014—John T. Wilson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering B.S., Oregon State University, 2002 Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009 Wilson’s research interests focus on developing molecularly engineered materials for biomedical applications, with an emphasis on intracellular delivery of biologics, cancer immunotherapy and cell-based therapy for diabetes. His group brings together expertise in advanced...

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