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Tulane has a breadth of research, innovations and facility strengths for use and collaboration across all stages of the research continuum - basic, applied, advanced and clinical.

Below we spotlight a selection of areas in which we excel. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us directly with your inquiry to see if Tulane’s research capabilities and related expertise can meet your needs.

Tulane National Primate Research Center

Established in 1964, the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is one of only seven National Primate Research Centers, and is recognized as one of the country’s premier infectious disease research facilities.

It functions as a regional and national resource for research using nonhuman primates; and is the site of one of 13 Regional Biosafety Laboratories (BSL3) in the NIH/NIAID National Biodefense Program. It offers strengths in NHP research and model systems for a multitude of diseases.

Embers Lab
Lyme Disease
Zika Virus
Bunnell Lab
Cell & Gene Therapy

Infectious Disease Therapeutics & Prevention

Tulane engages in a wide range of research activities relating to adult and pediatric infectious diseases, from clinical to epidemiological. Areas of strength include HIV/AIDS, ebola, mycoses, mycobacteria and tropical medicine.

Embers Lab
Lyme Disease
Morici Lab
Infectious Disease
McLachlan Lab
Zika Virus

Cardiovascular & Complex Chronic Conditions

Tulane is focused on the prevention and treatment of adverse events and conditions relating to the continuum of cardiovascular health, i.e.: Hypertension and Diabetes.

We are also the home of the Bogalusa Heart Study, and the related wealth of clinical information and expertise derived from years of studying these conditions.

Woods Lab
Diabetes, Stroke & CV
Batuman Lab
Kidney & Oncology
Chen Lab
Kidney & CV Disease
Prieto Lab
Nephrology & CV Disease

Cancer Biology & Treatment Innovation

Our cancer/oncology program spans boundaries — both within Tulane and at the joint enterprise of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center.

Areas of research include molecular genetics, tumor biology and signaling, population sciences and prevention, clinical and translational research, cancer health disparities, circadian cancer, leukemia/lymphoma, and prostate, breast and gynecologic cancers.

Belancio Lab
Circadian Oncology
Blask & Hill Labs
Circadian Oncology
Burow & Collins-Burow Labs
Breast Cancer Biology
Deininger Lab
DNA Damage & Repair
Flemington Lab
Jackson Lab
Breast & Senescence
Lu Lab
p53 & Cancer Biology
Machado Lab
Early Breast Cancer
Pursell Lab
Cancer Biology DNA
Sartor Group
Prostate Cancer
Zhang Lab
Prostate & Androgen
Coy Lab
Targeted Immunotherapeutics
Batuman Lab
Kidney & Oncology

Neuroscience & Interdisciplinary Research

Neuroscience at Tulane is truly interdisciplinary, and focuses on research areas including neuroendocrinology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and neurosurgery — as well as cognitive, behavioral and developmental neuroscience.

Tulane is the home of an innovative teaching laboratory, molecular neuroscience core facilities, and a neurobiotechnology confocal microscopy core.

Center for
Clinical Neurosciences
Tulane Brain Institute
Transdisciplinary Neuro

Regenerative Medicine

Tulane is a proven innovator in regenerative medicine. Research in this field includes cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering and non-human primate research.

New therapies for common diseases are developed including: osteoarthritis, stroke, diabetes, oncology and autoimmune diseases, and the TNPRC Division of Regenerative Medicine conducts research that utilizes vector-based gene therapies and cell-based interventions for genetic and acquired diseases.

Bunnell Lab
Cell & Gene Therapy

Peptides Chemistry

Tulane has broad strengths in peptides research, from our Peptides Research Laboratories run by Dr. David Coy to the lab of Dr. Jim Zadina.

The lab of James Zadina studies the societal epidemic of opioids and their role and mechanisms of action in alleviating pain and inducing side effects, currently research lines being based on modifications of naturally occurring peptide opioids.

Coy Lab
Targeted Immunotherapeutics
Zadina Lab
Animal Pain Therapeutics

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Research Expertise Overview

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