CMIC News and Events

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Speaker: Izumi Kaji, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Surgery

Title: "Functional Myosin Vb loss disrupts cellular metabolic pathways and differentiation lineages in the intestine"

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99094352538 

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CMIC Virtual Seminar Series Featuring Kathleen DelGiorno, PhD, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Speaker: Kathleen DelGiorno, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

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Speaker:  James E. Cassat, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4); Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology; and BME

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The Cancer Network featured an interview with Dr. Keith Wilson which was published in the journal Oncology.

" Dr. Wilson and his colleagues recently published a study showing that a chemopreventive drug can also act directly on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacterium that is the primary cause of gastric cancer."

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“The Gut Cell Atlas will help us uncover what happens in the gut in health and disease and will also serve as a model for building other comprehensive organ system atlases.” A VUMC team led by Dr.

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Keith Wilson, MD, VUMC’s principal investigator and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Mucosal Inflammation and Cancer, said the effort will help bridge the bench-to-bedside gap between discovery science and improving treatment options for patients. “This is a good beginning,” he said, “the tip of the iceberg.”

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Dr. Keith T. Wilson has been elected into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP).

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Virtual CMIC Seminar Series:

Speaker: Elizabeth Scoville MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Title: “Biomarkers for Prediction of Biologic Treatment Response in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”

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Wilson and his colleagues began using cell cultures to explore the enzymatic pathways that produce nitric oxide and alternative products. Their studies led them to molecules called polyamines, which are produced by the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) and which have been shown to be both detrimental and beneficial to cells, depending on the context.

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