A Note From the Director:

“Wow!” That was the universal comment I received whenever I showed anyone the inaugural issue of VRN. The feedback on last year’s issue has been nothing short of phenomenal, and this year’s edition looks to be equally exceptional! I carry a copy of VRN with me whenever I travel – whether to conferences, to talk at other universities, to study section, etc. When at these venues, I make it a point to show my colleagues the issue, and to watch their faces drop as they leaf through the pages. In today’s increasingly electronic age, I’ve been surprised and delighted that something so tangible as a copy of VRN can be such an effective advertisement for the quality of the research and training endeavors within the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Program. We should all be proud to be a part of this remarkable endeavor. A special thanks goes out to Caleb Doll and Mariam Eapen, who have worked tirelessly to begin to assume the reins of editorial leadership from the founding father – Chris Ciarleglio.

Yours in science,
Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute