News: Vanderbilt University Center in Molecular Toxicology

Molecular Toxicology Leadership Transitions

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Internationally known toxicologist F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D., is stepping down as director of the Vanderbilt University Center in Molecular Toxicology, a position he has held for 30 years. Effective this month, Michael Aschner, Ph.D., became the new principal investigator (PI) of the center’s P30 core grant and the T32 training grant in Environmental Toxicology. […]

Fungus Toxin Gets in the Way in DNA

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Aflatoxins – carcinogenic toxins produced by fungi – contaminate food. Aflatoxin B1 has been implicated in the development of human liver cancer. A metabolite of aflatoxin B1 reacts with DNA, forming adducts that cause mutations. To understand how different chemical forms of such adducts induce differing levels of mutations, Surajit Banerjee, Ph.D., Kyle Brown, Ph.D., […]