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NOBCChE Awarded 2022 Public Service Award

Apr. 21, 2022—The National Science Board has given the 2022 Public Service Award to the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). President of the organization, Dr. Renã A.S. Robinson, is an associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Science. Read More

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Dr. Khiry Patterson Receives Award at 3rd Annual Vanderbilt AD Research Day

Apr. 4, 2022—Dr. Khiry Patterson, Postdoctoral Scholar at Vanderbilt University’s RASR Lab, was awarded 2nd place for his poster presentation titled, Establishing Quality Control Procedures for Large-Scale Discovery Based Proteomics Analysis of Human Plasma at the 3rd Annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day held on Thursday, March 31 at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. MyVU News reported that...

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Exposing the Brain Proteomic Signatures of Alzheimer’s Disease in Diverse Racial Groups: Leveraging Multiple Data Sets and Machine Learning

Mar. 23, 2022—Dr. Heather Desaire, Dr. Kaitlyn Stepler, and Dr. Renã Robinson’s paper titled “Exposing the Brain Proteomic Signatures of Alzheimer’s Disease in Diverse Racial Groups: Leveraging Multiple Data Sets and Machine Learning” was published in the Journal of Proteome Research. Read the full article here.

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VMAC Lunch & Learn – “Brain Donation, A Gift To The Future”

Mar. 23, 2022—The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) will be offering a free Lunch & Learn virtual event titled “Brain Donation, A Gift To The Future.” Facilitated by Pam Cowley, Community Outreach and Engagement Manager at Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, this online event will take place on Wednesday, April, 20, 2022, 12:00pm- 1:00pm. Register here.

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RASR Lab Team Members Attend US HUPO 2022

Mar. 10, 2022—RASR Laboratory team members attended the US HUPO 2022 conference held February 26 through March 2 in Charleston, SC. Dr. Renã Robinson served as one of four US HUPO 2022 Conference Chairs. Dr Albert Arul served as a session Co-Chair for “Automation and Large-Scale Proteomics” RASR Lab conference poster presenters included: 1.“Establishing Quality Control Procedures for...

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RASR Lab Welcomes Jessica Guerrette

Feb. 28, 2022—Jessica Guerrette joined the RASR Laboratory team in February 2022 as a Research Assistant I. She earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry from West Virginia University in December 2021. Jessica plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in research. She enjoys baking, crocheting, and hiking with her dog, Milo. 

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Jasmin Tindal Featured in VMAC Connections Newsletter

Feb. 21, 2022—Trainee Spotlight – Jasmin Tindal  Jasmin Tindal is a PhD candidate in the Vanderbilt University Department of Chemistry working under the mentorship of Dr. Renã Robinson. Jasmin’s research focuses on using quantitative proteomics to study disease-specific proteins to better understand racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease. Before joining Vanderbilt, Jasmin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from...

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science February 11

Feb. 11, 2022—In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015. The purpose of the day is...

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