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Tulane professor wins Early Career Award to tame massive supercomputer datasets
Supercomputers are so powerful that the datasets they can produce —huge troves of information needed by scientists, doctors, business leaders, government officials and others — are too massive to easily share or study. A Tulane University computer scientist has been awarded $750,000 over five years...
Oct 10, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s Shantz Lab has received a two-year grant of $110,000 from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund to find a solution to one of the chemical industry's most demanding transformations, the direct conversion of benzene to phenol.    Phenol is used to make...

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...

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...

Sep 28, 2017 - Samah Ahmed

The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering is partnering with the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) organization to host a graduate school information session called “So you think you want to go to graduate school?” on Monday, Oct. 2. The event will feature breakout sessions and...

Sep 26, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Lawrence Pratt, a chemical engineering professor in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University, has won a prestigious American Chemical Society award. Pratt was named winner of the 2018 Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids sponsored by...

Sep 26, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University geologist has concluded a study on climate change, which will help develop climate models that simulate the effects of climate change and the Earth’s response to it. The study by co-author Kyle Straub, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences...

Sep 22, 2017 - Leslie Cardé

The world of bioinnovation is the science that propels mere mortals known as scientists into visionaries who solve the most complicated medical conundrums today. In the relatively new field that constantly strives to solve the perplexing puzzles at the nexus of mechanics and biology, Tulane...

Sep 19, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

Members of Tulane University’s Shantz Lab will work with industrial scientists to assist in the development of next-generation materials designed to reduce harmful automotive emissions.  The three-year-old lab and its group of students have received a grant and equipment resources from SACHEM, Inc...

Sep 19, 2017 - Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

Small test tubes of processed tissue stand ready to be analyzed for genotyping in the lab of professor Fenglei He. The information will be used to verify cleft-lip abnormality in affected embryos compared to normal ones.

Sep 12, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

East Africa may be a long way from the Crescent City, but it is top of mind for Tulane PhD student Sarah Oliva, who is studying data from volcanoes and earthquakes in that region. Her goal is a better understanding of how a 3,000-kilometer long deep valley — the East African rift system — formed....

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