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 development of mental health disorders.
The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow Jeffrey Tasker and his team in the Cell... more
Tulane University has received a $5 million commitment to fund a Presidential Chair from alumni Marcela Villareal de Panetta and Bernard J. Panetta II.
Ms. de Panetta is a member of the Board of Tulane and the Dean’s Council of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her husband... more
In her cross-disciplinary Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Laboratory, Stacy Drury, MD, PhD, and her colleagues study the relationship between childhood experiences and genetic and epigenetic factors, striving to understand how this shapes a child’s long-term development and health.... more
From early in development to the golden years of aging, Tulane University neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology Jill Daniel studies brain mechanisms by which hormones affect one’s ability to learn and remember.
Daniel is the founding director of the transdisciplinary Tulane Brain Institute,... more
When Sophie Rhines arrived at Tulane University, she was not set on a specific major or a specific path for post-graduation plans. She knew she enjoyed science, but she also wanted to fit her love of dance into her college education.
Now, as a brand-new alumna of the Class of 2018, Rhines will use... more
Amy Feehan, center, a fourth-year PhD candidate with the Tulane Brain Institute, answers questions about her research on treating chronic inflammatory pain during the 29th annual Health Sciences Research Days, which took place Monday and Tuesday at the J. Bennett Johnston building on the downtown... more
A Tulane University researcher is studying why males have more impulse-control issues than females, with the ultimate goal of developing more effective preventative and treatment strategies.
Psychology and neuroscience professor Jill Daniel, director of the Tulane Brain Institute, received a two-... more
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 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
Tulane University formally launched its new Brain Institute, a university-wide initiative created to coordinate and support brain-related research and neuroscience endeavors at Tulane.
The Institute combines expertise and research from faculty, postdocs and students (from undergraduates to Ph.Ds)... more