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Tulane researcher studying link between stress and mental health disease

A Tulane neuroscience professor has won a $2.1 million grant to study the effects of stress on the brain and how severe stress contributes to the... more

Three faculty members named Duren Professors for 2018-19 Sep 21, 2018 Roger Dunaway

Newcomb-Tulane College has appointed Laurie Earls, Adam McKeown and Christopher Oliver as Duren Professors for 2018-19. The trio was selected on the basis of their commitment to undergraduate teaching and their innovative proposals.  The Duren Professorship Program is designed to encourage team-... more

Brain games Aug 28, 2018 Photo by Sally Asher

From a lab in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering, Sabrina Kragness, a PhD candidate in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, checks the oxygenation of artificial cerebrospiral fluid. The findings will aid in the study and understanding of age-dependent cognitive effects.

'Dean Jean' scholars display passion for research Aug 20, 2018 Faith Dawson

, Anne Caffery, a senior majoring in cell and molecular biology with a public health minor, hopes to go to medical school one day. In the meantime, her interest in research prompted a project in northern India that was made possible by the Jean Danielson Memorial Scholarship Fund. “I wanted to do... more

New Tulane study explores root causes of hearing loss Aug 07, 2018 Barri Bronston

A Tulane University researcher has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to develop a better understanding of healthy human hearing and lay the groundwork for future treatment of hearing disorders. The five-year grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)... more

2018 Weiss Fellows shine in the classroom May 16, 2018 New Wave staff

The recipients of the 2018 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowships are Laura Rosanne Adderley, associate professor of history in the Department of History in the School of Liberal Arts and director of the Africana Studies program, and Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan, senior professor of... more

Study looks at link between traumatic stress and alcohol abuse Oct 24, 2017 Barri Bronston

Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to abuse alcohol, but Tulane University researcher Jeffrey Tasker is hoping a study of the brain can provide insight into the problem and catch it before it escalates. “Humans with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to... more

Tulane Brain Institute researchers focus on epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia Oct 03, 2017 Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s Laura Schrader, a cell and molecular biology professor and Brain Institute member, received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health to study the role of a Shox2, a protein in the brain important for development and function of the thalamus. Schrader is exploring... more

Pipe down Oct 03, 2017 Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

A graduate student in the lab of Stryder Meadows uses a pipette to load protein into a gel, which can be further analyzed to determine expression levels of specific proteins within biological samples. This process helps researchers understand the effects of abnormal protein levels in various... more

Upward Bound student learns the lab Aug 17, 2017 New Wave staff

On the cusp of her senior year at Edna Karr High School, Tulane Upward Bound student N’Dea Preatto hoped her summer internship would be a chance to apply her interest in forensic biology. In the end, the depth of exposure her lab time in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering provided would... more

Get SMART with summer research opportunity Feb 02, 2017 Barri Bronston

The Tulane School of Science and Engineering is accepting applications for a summer undergraduate research opportunity on Tulane’s uptown campus. The Summer Materials Research at Tulane (SMART) program is a 10-week multidisciplinary research experience for undergraduates incorporating the... more