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Tulane researcher awarded grant for study on weed invasion
Noxious weed invasions represent a major threat to the productivity of rangelands, and in the U.S., invasive plants occupy over 100 million acres of rangeland estimated to cause $5 billion in annual losses. “We need to understand what factors promote invasion, so that those factors can be targeted...
Oct 05, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Kathleen Ferris, an assistant professor in the Tulane University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant for research that could lead to a better understanding of how organisms adapt to harsh environments and how new species are formed. The five-year...

Oct 02, 2020 - Tulane Today

Alexander B. Simon and Alexander D. Wise, both recent graduates from Tulane’s chemical and biomolecular engineering program, participated in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, or NSF I-Corps, program this past summer.  Their team, Articular Solutions, included Noshir Pesika, chemical...

Sep 28, 2020 - Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering (SSE) has received a $2 million gift to establish and endow the Charlotte Beyer Hubbell Chair in River-Coastal Science and Engineering. Hubbell has also contributed $1 million to create the River-Coastal Science and Engineering Excellence Fund....

Sep 24, 2020 - Tulane Today staff

As Climate Week draws to a close, Tulane faculty are reflecting on what they have learned through their lectures and participation in climate change events across the country over the past week. One emerging theme is the growing demand for a climate-educated workforce. With global economies...

Sep 22, 2020 - Barri Bronston

A team of researchers at Tulane University used Google search data to examine trends in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and based on that search, say panic attacks could be affecting millions. The study was led  by Michael Hoerger, an assistant professor of psychology in the Tulane...

Sep 21, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Bruce C. Gibb, a professor of chemistry at the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has received a rare and coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Creativity Extension Award.   The two-year NSF Creativity Extension honor will be for his NSF-funded project titled “...

Sep 10, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common liver cancer with poor prognosis. With symptoms not discovered until later stages, it is considered the most fatal malignant liver cancer worldwide. But a research team in the Tulane University Department of Biomedical Engineering is developing a novel cancer...

Sep 02, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Tulane University will team up with partners in Louisiana and Israel to lead one of the country’s three inaugural U.S.-Israel Energy Centers aimed at improving the safety, efficiency and sustainability of offshore natural gas production. The five-year, $27 million initiative of the U.S. Department...

Aug 31, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Nicholas Mattei, an assistant professor of computer science who specializes in artificial intelligence, is the recipient of two recent awards. Mattei received an IBM University Research Award for research that will help the next generation of AI technologies to learn, adapt and decide in complex...

Aug 03, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Panic disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with nearly 5 percent of the population suffering attacks that cause extreme disruption in their daily lives. The cause of panic disorder is not fully understood, but it is likely attributable to altered neuronal...

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