Expertise

Leading Science Meets Advanced Technology

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.

Cancer: Biology

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.

Blask & Hill Labs: Holistic Oncology Approach

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Tulane Cancer Center Bioinformatics Core

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Gragert Lab: Population Genetices & Informatics for Transplantation

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Lu Lab: Activation and Regulation of p53

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Tulane Cancer Center Overview

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Safah Lab: Stem Cell Transplants to Treat Blood Disorders

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Surgical Urology Cancer Group

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Lee Lab: Modeling Rare Sarcomas & Stem Cells

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Coy Lab: Peptide Chemistry & Design

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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.

Tulane Cancer Center Overview

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Machado Lab: Understanding the Early Stages

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Burow & Collins-Burow Labs: Triple Negative Cancer from Biology to Bedside

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Jackson Lab: Senescence and Recurrent Cancer

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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.

Tulane Cancer Center Overview

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Belancio Lab: Environmental Influences

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Deininger Lab: Retrotranspoon-Mediated DNA Damage & Repair

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Han Lab: Retrotransposon-Mediated DNA Damage & Repair

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Pursell Lab: Beyond Basic DNA Biochemistry

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Jackson Lab: Senescence and Recurrent Cancer

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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.

Dong Lab & Atomwise: AI Generated Cancer Drugs

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Dong Lab: Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer & Androgen Receptor Splice Variants

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Dr. Oliver Sartor: The Prostate Cancer Group

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You Lab: Prostate Cancer & Inflammatory Signaling

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Zhang Lab: Androgen Receptor Splice Variants

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Tulane Cancer Center Overview

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Safah Lab: Stem Cell Transplants to Treat Blood Disorders

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Surgical Urology Cancer Group

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Clinical Trials: Sports Medicine & Connective Tissue Research

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Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences Overview

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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.

Batuman Lab: Kidney Biology & Disease

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Chen Lab: Clinical Trials in Kidney & CV Disease

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Fonseca and Mauvais-Jarvis Labs: Diabetes Trials & Research

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Hering-Smith Lab: Kidney Function, Diabetes, and Citrate

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Krousel-Wood Lab: Caridovascular Disease and Medication

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Lindsey Lab: Estrogen Signaling in Cardiovascular Health

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Mauvais-Jarvis Lab: Type 1 Diabetes Research

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Nakhoul Lab: Acid/Base Balance & Kidney Disease

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Prieto Lab: Kidney Biology & Hypertension

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Saifudeen Lab: Optimizing Nephron Endowment

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Woods Lab: Cardiovascular Disease and Co-Morbidities

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Steele Lab: Fungal Allergy and Asthma

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McLachlan Lab

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Pociask Lab: Immunology of Flu Infection

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MacLean Lab: HIV in the CNS

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Braun Lab: Engineering T-Cells to Treat HIV

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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 Diagnostic

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Embers Lab: Lyme Disease

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Zwezdaryk Lab: Herpes and Cell Metabolism

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Pociask Lab: Immunology of Flu Infection

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Kaur Lab: Chronic Viral Infection

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Ling Lab: Eliminating HIV Reservoirs

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Panganiban Lab: RNA Viruses

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MacLean Lab: HIV in the CNS

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Bitoun Lab: Infectious Disease Vaccine Development

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Morici Lab: Pathogen/Host Interactions and Vaccinology

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Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation

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Zika Virus Research Overview

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Braun Lab: Engineering T-Cells to Treat HIV

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Wimley Lab: Applications of Membrane-Interacting Peptides

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Tulane Cancer Center Overview

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Lee Lab: Modeling Rare Sarcomas & Stem Cells

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Burow & Collins-Burow Labs: Triple Negative Cancer from Biology to Bedside

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Clinical Trials: Sports Medicine & Connective Tissue Research

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Circadian Animal Models

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Hayward Genetics Center

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Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation

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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.

Mostany Lab: Real-Time Imaging of Neurons

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Tulane Brain Institute Overview

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Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences Overview

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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.

Kaur Lab: Chronic Viral Infection

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Ling Lab: Eliminating HIV Reservoirs

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Panganiban Lab: RNA Viruses

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MacLean Lab: HIV in the CNS

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Embers Lab: Lyme Disease

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Zika Virus Research Overview

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Braun Lab: Engineering T-Cells to Treat HIV

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Bunnell Lab: Cell & Gene Therapy

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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: Peptide Chemistry & Design

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Coy Lab Overview

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Zadina Lab: Pain Therapeutics

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Wimley Lab: Applications of Membrane-Interacting Peptides

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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

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McLachlan Lab

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Bitoun Lab: Infectious Disease Vaccine Development

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Morici Lab: Pathogen/Host Interactions and Vaccinology

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Research Expertise Overview

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James Zanewicz

Mobile : +1 504-919-3800

Email : zanewicz@tulane.edu

Clay Christian

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Email : Christian@tulane.edu

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