CIMED Research Day and Koster Lecture: Nancy Carrasco (Vanderbilt University) – “The tale of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS): From cloning to structure”

May 20, 2024
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Connor Auditorium (Farrell LTC, Medical Campus)

“The tale of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS): From cloning to structure”

The Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED) Research Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Koster Memorial Lecture and Reception on the afternoon of Monday, May 20, 2024.

The poster session, with refreshments is scheduled from 2:00-4:00 pm. Posters are welcomed from any interested members of the WU community, including students, staff and faculty.  Prizes of $100 will be presented to the best poster in each of the following three categories.  In each category the first author should be the presenter. The prize categories will be as follows:

  • Pre-Doctoral – includes graduate, undergraduate, technicians.
  • Post-Doctoral – includes post-Doctoral trainees and post-Doc staff members, up to and including Instructor position.
  • Translational – includes either of the above categories and will be judged with additional criteria of translational relevance.

Senior center members will be invited to judge of the posters and the prizes will be awarded at the end of the Koster lecture.

The introductory comments for the Memorial Lecture will begin at 4:00 pm and the Koster Memorial reception will follow immediately after the lecture at ~5:30 pm.

Nancy Carrasco, MD., Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University will be the Koster lecturer with a seminar entitled: “The tale of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS): From cloning to structure”. 

These and any further details will be posted on the CIMED website (   

For inquiries contact Paula Reynolds.