Vanderbilt University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Dr. Phillip Ko, Vanderbilt University - The Decline of Memory Resolution

The clarity of one's memories is referred to as memory resolution.

Dr. Phillip Ko, a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University, is studying the sharpness of memory in order to better understand the aging of the brain, memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer's. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Dr. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University – Magnetism and Dark Matter

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Robert Scherrer of Vanderbilt University lays out a hypothesis that could explain dark matters elusive nature. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University – The Milky Way’s Violent Merger

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann of Vanderbilt University reveals the evidence for a violent merger of the Milky Way with another galaxy.


Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her research interests include galaxy dynamics, N-body simulations, supermassive black holes, and gravitational waves.

About Dr. Holley-Bockelmann

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Dr. Tom Dillehay, Vanderbilt University – Human Migration into the Americas

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tom Dillehay of Vanderbilt University explains the debate over exactly how and when humans migrated into North and South America. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Megafauna Diets and Extinction

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University reveals what North America’s largest predators were eating just before they died out.

Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.  Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.  She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Mammal Survival and Deep Time

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University explains the evolutionary strategy that allowed mammals to survive multiple shifts in the Earth’s climate.

Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.  Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.  She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Dr. David Zald, Vanderbilt University – Brain Chemistry and Work Ethic

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Zald of Vanderbilt University reveals why some people are more willing to go the extra mile for a potential reward.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Dr. Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Newhouse of Vanderbilt University explains research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University – Neurology of Alcohol Addiction

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Danny Winder of Vanderbilt University explains why the effects of alcohol can vary widely among individuals.

Danny Winder is an associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University where his research lab focuses on understanding the synaptic mechanisms behind anxiety and addiction. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.

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