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Biomedical Engineering

Kimberly L. Foster, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999

Dean, School of Science and Engineering
Professor (by courtesy)
Biomedical micro devices, Interdisciplinary research, Microsensors

Donald P. Gaver, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1988
Alden J. "Doc" Laborde Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Michael Moore, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2005
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Tissue engineering, Biomaterials, Central nervous system regeneration

Yu-Ping Wang, Ph.D., Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1996
Multi-scale Bioimaging, Medical Imaging, Geonomic Imaging, Bioinfomatics

Ronald C. Anderson, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1987
Associate Professor
Biomechanics, Orthopaedic materials

Carolyn Bayer, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2009

Associate Professor
Ultrasound, Photoacoustic Imaging, and Imaging Contrast Agents

J. Quincy Brown, Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 2005
Associate Professor
Paul H. and Donna D. Flower Early Career Professor in Engineering
Application and translation of quantitative spectroscopy and imaging tools for the improvement of cancer management in the clinical setting

Damir Khismatullin, Ph.D., Bashkir University, 1998
Associate Professor
Computational Bioengineering, Biofluid Mechanics, Cellular Biomechanics, Medical Ultrasound, Multiphase Flow

Mark Mondrinos, Drexel University, 2011
Assistant Professor

Eiichiro Yamaguchi, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
Research Assistant Professor
Development of optical diagnostics methods, such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), for microscale flow systems. Study of micro-fabrication techniques

Mic Dancisak, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000
Senior Professor of Practice
Director, Center for Anatomical and Movement Science

Motor control and thermocouple to enhance performance for individuals working in extreme environments

Katherine Raymond, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2007

Senior Professor of Practice
Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mechanics, Engineering Materials

Khaled Adjerid, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Professor of Practice


Cell and Molecular Biology

YiPing Chen, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1993
Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

The John L. and Mary Wright Ebaugh Chair in Science and Engineering
Molecular mechanisms and genetic control of vertebrate organogenesis

Jeffrey G. Tasker, Ph.D., University of Bordeaux, France, 1986
Professor Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience
Intracellular and patch-clamp electrophysiology using in vitro brain slices; Study of membrane electrical properties, synaptic circuits and hormone regulation of hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells

Shusheng Wang, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004
To dissect the epigenetic mechanisms of retinal vascular development and disease using genetic mouse model and in vitro system, with a focus on microRNAs and chromatin factors

Fenglei He, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2009
Associate Professor
Stepping Stone Early Career Professor

Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying craniofacial morphogenesis and malformations

Hai Huang, Ph.D., Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, 2005
Associate Professor

David Mullin, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1983
Associate Professor
New chemical class of antimicrobial agents; identifying the cellular target of 4-DDP1956, testing the therapeutic potential of 4-DDP1956 in mice. Bacterial fermentation end products to produce liquid fuels for automobiles

Laura A. Schrader, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1997
Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and learning and memory

Jennifer Fang, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010
Assistant Professor

Maria Galazo, Ph.D., Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain, 2007
Assistant Professor

Stryder M. Meadows, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2008
Assistant Professor
Understanding the molecular underpinnings of vascular development and disease using a combination of mouse genetics and in vitro experimental approaches

Laura Harrison, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1998
Research Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Abboud, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2007
Senior Professor of Practice
Antibody engineering and Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus

James Cronin, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1990
Senior Professor of Practice
Neurophysiology of epilepsy and developing viral-vector based techniques for gene transfer to the nervous system

Robert Steven Dotson, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1998
Senior Professor of Practice
Neuroendocrinology; Signal transduction in response to cytokines and growth factors

Manjong Han, Ph.D., Sogang University, 1998
Senior Professor of Practice
Human embryology; Cell and molecular mechanisms of regeneration and development in vertebrates

Meena Vijayaraghavan, Ph.D., University of Madras (India), 1994
Senior Professor of Practice
Environmental carcinogenesis, cancer studies and pediatric nephrology

Christian Burr, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Professor of Practice

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Henry S. Ashbaugh, Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1998
Classical Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Molecular Simulation, Solution Thermodynamics, Multi-Scale Modeling of Self-Assembly and Nanostructured Materials

Vijay T. John, D. Eng. Sci., Columbia University, 1982
Leo S. Weil Professor in Engineering

Self-Assembly and Nanostructured Materials, Polymer/Nanoparticle Composites, Biomolecular Materials, Microemulsion Systems, Clathrate Hydrate Thermodynamics

Brian S. Mitchell, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1991
Nanostructured Materials, Processing, Additive Manufacturing

Kim C. O'Connor, Ph.D., California Institute of Technolgy, 1987
Cell and Tissue Engineering: Biocomputation, Biokinetics, Oncology, Stem Cell Technology, Tissue Assembly.

Kyriakos D. Papadopoulos, D.Eng. Sci., Columbia University, 1982
Transport and Stability in Liquid-Emulsion Membranes, Transport of Multiphase Systems Through Porous Media, Marine Engine Lubricants

Daniel F. Shantz, Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2000
Entergy Chair in Clean Energy Engineering

Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecuar Engineering
New Materials to Address Challenges in Energy and Sustainability

Julie Albert, Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2011
Associate Professor
Nanostructured Polymeric Materials, Stimuli-responsive Materials, Thin Film Morphologies, Surface Science, Combinatorial Methods, Solar Energy, Cancer Metastasis

W T. Godbey, Ph.D., Rice University, 2000
Associate Professor
Gene Delivery, Cellular Engineering, Molecular Aspects of Nonviral Transfection, Biomaterials

Noshir S. Pesika, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2005
Associate Professor
Nanomaterial Synthesis and Characterization, Surface Functionalization and Rheology, Bio-Inspired Materials, Surface Science, Electrochemistry

Matthew M. Montemore, Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder, 2014
Assistant Professor
Robert and Gayle Longmire Early Career Professor in Chemical Engineering

New materials for energy applications, including catalysts, solar cells, and batteries

Nicholas Sandoval, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2011
Assistant Professor
Genome Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Biofuels, biosensors, sequence-function elucidation

Katie Claire Russell, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2012
Senior Professor of Practice
Stem Cell Technology, Clonal Heterogeneity, Flow Cytometry, Sort Strategies for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Enrichment


Alexander L. Burin, Ph.D., Moscow Institute for Physics and Engineering, 1989
Discipline: Physical Chemistry
Research Topics: Physical, Charge Transfer and Current-Induced magnetism

Larry D. Byers, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1972
Discipline: Biochemistry
Research Topics: Enzyme Mechanisms and Inhibitors

James P. Donahue, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1998
Discipline: Inorganic Chemistry.
Research Topics: Transition Metal Thiolate Chemistry – Inorganic

Mark Fink, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1983
Discipline: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Polymer Materials
Research Topics: Organometallic, Main Group and Organosilicon Chemistry

Bruce C. Gibb, Ph.D., Robert Gordon's University, 1992
Discipline: Organic Chemistry
Research Topics:  Supramolecular Chemistry, Host-guest interactions

Scott Michael Grayson, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Joseph H. Boyer Professorship in Chemistry

Discipline: Organic, Polymer Materials and Biochemistry
Research Topics: Organic, Material, and Biochemistry

Michael Herman, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980
Discipline: Theoretical Chemistry.
Research Topics: Physical, Theoretical, Polymers

Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Discipline: Bio-Organic Chemistry
Research Topics: Nanobiotechnology, Molecular Recognition, Self-Assembly

Brent Koplitz, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1985
Discipline: Physical Chemistry
Research Topics: Physical, Lasers, and Materials

Joel Mague, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965
Discipline: Inorganic, Organometallic Chemistry
Research Topics: Inorganic, Organometallic, X-ray Crystallography

Robert Pascal, Ph.D., Rice University, 1980
Bernard Villars Baus Chair in Chemistry

Discipline: Biochemistry, physical organic chemistry
Research Topics :  Supramolecular Chemistry, Host-guest interactions

Igor V. Rubtsov, Ph.D., Institute for Chemical Physics, 1992
Chair, Department of Chemistry

Discipline: Physical Chemistry.
Research Topics: 2D Infrared Spectroscopy and applications

Russell Schmehl, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1980
Discipline: Inorganic Chemistry.
Research Topics: Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Light Harvesting, Sensors

Mark Sulkes, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1978
Discipline: Physical Chemistry.
Research Topics: Physical, Laser Spectroscopy, Molecular Beams

Nathalie Busschaert, Ph.D., University of Southampton, 2013
Assistant Professor
Discipline: Bio-Organic Chemistry.
Research Topics: Supramolecular Chemistry, Anion Transport, Biomimicry

Alex McSkiming, Ph.D., University of New South Wales, 2013
Assistant Professor
Discipline: Inorganic Chemistry.
Research Topics: Bioinorganic chemistry, transition metal complex synthesis, ligand design

Heiko Jacobsen, Ph.D., University of Calgary, Canada, 1996
Senior Professor of Practice
Discipline: Computational Inorganic Chemistry

Carol Zhang, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1997
Senior Professor of Practice
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, design and synthesis of molecules of therapeutic interest

Folasade Faulkner, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2017
Professor of Practice

Courtney Lopreore, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2001
Professor of Practice

Computer Science

Lu Peng, Ph.D.
Chair, Yahoo! Founder Chair in Science and Engineering

Carola Wenk, Ph.D., Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2002
Chair, Department of Computer Science
Algorithms and Data Structures, Computational Geometry, Shape Matching, Computational Biology, Discrete Mathematics

Aron Culotta, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2008
Associate Professor
Social network analysis, natural language processing, data science, machine learning.

Allan Ding, Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2018
Associate Professor
Algorithms, Machine Learning, Computational Biology

Jihun Hamm, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Associate Professor

Ramgopal Mettu, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2002
Assistant Professor
Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Jiang Ming, Ph.D.The Pennsylvania State University, 2016. 
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Mattei, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2012
Assistant Professor

Brian Summa, Ph.D., University of Utah, 2013
Assistant Professor
Large data processing, Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics, Scalable Algorithms, Digital Photography

Zizhan Zheng, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2010
Assistant Professor

Anastasia Kurdia, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 2010
Senior Professor of Practice

Aaron Maus, University of New Orleans, 2019
Professor of Practice

Alireza Shirvani, Ph.D., University of Isfanhan
Professor of Practice

Brent Venable
Research Professor

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mead Allison, Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1993
Professor and Chair, Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering

Sedimentary Processes of Continental Margin Environments

Cynthia Ebinger, Ph.D., MIT-WHOI Joint Program, 1988
Marshall-Heape Chair in Geology

Solid Earth Geophysics, Earthquake and Volcano Seismology, Crustal Dynamics

Dan Friess, Ph.D.University of Cambridge, 2009
Professor, Cochran Family Professorship in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Blue carbon, Sea level rise, Deforestation, Policy and Restoration

Kyle M. Straub, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sediment transport from land through the ocean into the stratigraphic record, Continental Slope Morphodynamics, Submarine Morphodynamics

Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Ph.D., Utrecht University, 1993
Vokes Geology Professor

Quaternary geology, Fluvial and deltaic sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, Sea-level change, Applied geochronology, Paleoclimatology

Nancye H. Dawers, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1997
Associate Professor
Structural Geology, Neotectonics, Fault growth and interaction using scaling relations in evolving fault populations

George C. Flowers, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
Associate Professor
Theoretical geochemistry, Sedimentary geochemistry, Environmental geochemistry of estuarine sediments

Nicole M. Gasparini, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
Associate Professor
Fluvial geomorphology, Landscape evolution, Sediment delivery from hillslopes to rivers, Interactions between climate and tectonics through erosion, Impacts of climate change on river networks

Brent M. Goehring, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2010
Research Professor
Cosmogenic nulcides and surface exposure dating, Glacial geology and geomorphology, Paleoclimatology, Neotectonics

Colin Jackson, Ph.D., Brown University, 2014
Assistant Professor
Solid Earth geochemistry and petrology, High temperature and pressure synthesis, Planetary Science

Jennifer Whitten, Ph.D., Brown University, 2014
Assistant Professor
Ken and Ruth Arnold Early Career Professor in Earth and Ecological Sciences

Planetary Science, Volcanism, Impact Cratering, Geomorphology, Radar

Nathan Lyons, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2014
Research Assistant Professor
Fluvial and Tectonic Geomorphology, Stream Incision and Hillslope Response to Climatic and Tectonic Forcing, Erosion and Sediment Flux in Mountainous Regions

Jeffrey G. Agnew, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2008
Senior Professor of Practice
Geoscience education, Paleobiology, Paleoecology, Taphonomy, Taxonomy

Keena Kareem, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2005
Professor of Practice
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Low and High Temperature Geochemistry, Chemistry of the Archean Mantle, Volcanology, and Petroleum Geology

Jennifer Veilleux, Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2014
Professor of Practice
Geography, Transboundary Watershed Management, Water Security, Water Rights, Indigenous Water Rights and Relationships, Complex Systems, Global Rivers

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Henry L. Bart, Jr., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1985
Director, Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute

Ecology and Systematics of Freshwater Fishes and Amphibians

Keith Clay, Ph.D., Duke University, 1982
Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Species interactions, community ecology, biodiversity, disease, and symbiosis

Jordan Karubian, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2001
Sexual Selection, Tropical Ecology, Conservation Biology

Caroline (Caz) Taylor, Ph.D., University of California Davis, 2004
Population Biology of Migratory and Invasive Species, Wetlands Ecology

Sunshine Van Bael, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
Associate Professor
Tropical ecology, plant-insect-fungal interactions, agroecology, coastal and wetland ecology

Emily Farrer, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2010
Assistant Professor
Plant Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Global Change Biology, Invasive Species, Wetland Ecology, Population Genetics, Botany

Kathleen Ferris, Ph.D., Duke University, 2014
Assistant Professor

Hannah Frank, Ph.D., Stanford University, 2017 
Assistant Professor
Host-pathogen interactions, evolutionary ecology, molecular evolution, disease ecology, vertebrate immunology

Alex Gunderson, Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
Assistant Professor
Physiological and evolutionary ecology, global change biology, herpetology

Donata R. Henry, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2005
Senior Professor of Practice
Levy Professor in Integrated Discovery and Community Engagement

Ornithology and Ecology.

Timothy Irvin McLean, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001
Senior Professor of Practice
Molecular Marine Microbiology

Renata Ribeiro, Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis, Chapel Hill, 2008
Senior Professor of Practice
Avian ecology, behavior, conservation and evolution

Dorothy Cheruiyot, Ph.D., Auburn University, 2012
Professor of Practice
Plants and animal interactions, elemental defense, biointeraction between elements and organic defense chemicals, trophic transfer of elements


Mahir Can, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Algebraic Combinatorics and Geometry

Ricardo Cortez, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1995
William Larkin Duren Professor in Mathematics
Director, Center for Computational Science

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing, Biological Fluid Flow Applications

Lisa J. Fauci, Ph.D., New York University, 1986
Nola Lee Haynes Professor in Mathematics

Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology

Robin Forman, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1985
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Combinatorial Methods in Topology and Geometry

Nathan Glatt-Holtz, Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2008

Tài Huy Hà, Ph.D., Queen's University, 2000
Chair, Department of Mathematics

Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra, Computational Algebra, Combinatorics

Ken McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Chair, Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Chair in Mathematics

Victor H. Moll, Ph.D., New York University, 1984
Classical Analysis, Symbolic Computation, Special Functions and Number Theory

Frank J. Tipler, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1976
Mathematical Physics, Cosmology

Gustavo Didier, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2007
Associate Professor
Stochastic Processes, Time Series Analysis, Multiscale (Wavelets) and Multivariate Methods, Applications

Maurice Joseph Dupré, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1972
Associate Professor
Application of Topological and Differential Geometric Methods and Bundle Theory in Functional Analysis and Physics

Rafal Komendarczyk, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
Associate Professor
Geometric Topology, Geometric Analysis, Contact and Symplectic Geometry, Topological Hydrodynamics

Michelle Lacey, Ph.D., Yale University, 2003
Associate Professor
Phylogeny Reconstruction and Evolutionary Models, Bioinformatics

Scott McKinley, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006
Associate Professor

Norbert Riedel, Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, 1977
Associate Professor
Functional Analysis, Operator Algebras

David DaGang Yang, Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1986
Associate Professor
Riemannian Geometry, Analysis on Manifolds, Differential Geometry

Kun Zhao, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
Associate Professor
Analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations PDEs, Hyperbolic conservation/balance laws, Mathematical fluid mechanics, Mathematical Biology

Olivia Beckwith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Daniel Irving Bernstein, Ph.D.North Carolina State University, 2018
Assistant Professor
Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Applied Algebraic Geometry

Tommaso Buvoli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, and High Performance Computing

Xiang Ji, Ph. D., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2017 
Assistant Professor
Statistical Phylogenetics, Statistical Computing and Software development, Bioinformatics, Viral and Multigene Family Evolution

Kalina Mincheva, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2016 
Assistant Professor
Tropical and Algebraic Geometry

Sam Punshon-Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2017
Assistant Professor
Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Stochastic Analysis,  Fluid Mechanics, Mixing, Turbulence, Linear and Nonlinear Instability, Kinetic Theory, Particle Systems, Hydrodynamic Limits

Tewodros Amdeberhan, Ph.D., Temple University, 1997
Senior Professor of Practice
Combinatorics, Number Theory, Special Functions, Partial Differential Equations, Computer Algebra, Algorithmic Proof Theory, Harmonic Analysis

Marie Dahleh, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1990
Associate Dean for Strategic Innovation and Program Development
Senior Professor of Practice

Michael Joyce, Ph.D., Brown University, 2005
Senior Professor of Practice

Mentor Stafa, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2013
Professor of Practice


* Denotes Undergraduate Advisor

Aimee Aysenne, M.D., MPH.
Vice Chair for Clinical Neuroscience and Inpatient Neurology
Director of Neurocritical Care
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Email: aaysenne@tulane.edu

Lydia Bazzano, M.D., Ph.D.
Lynda B. and H. Leighton Steward Professor in Nutrition
Director, Center for Lifespan Epidemiology Research
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Email: lbazzano@tulane.edu

*Katie Black, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice in Neuroscience
Email: kblack6@tulane.edu

Daniel Burnston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Email: dburnsto@tulane.edu

David W. Busija, Ph.D., M.D. [Hon]
Regents Professor & Chair of Pharmacology
Email: dbusija@tulane.edu

Partha Chandra, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor in Pharmacology

Email: pchandr1@tulane.edu

*Sara Clark, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of Practice in Neuroscience
Email: sclark4@tulane.edu

*Paul Colombo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Email: pcolomb@tulane.edu

David M. Corey, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of Practice of Psychology
Email: dave@tulane.edu

Elizabeth Crabtree, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Email: ecrabtre@tulane.edu

James Cronin, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of Practice of Cell & Molecular Biology
Email: cronin@tulane.edu

*Jill M. Daniel, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Email: jmdaniel@tulane.edu

Andrei Derbenev, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
Email: aderben@tulane.edu

Aaron S. Dumont, M.D.
Charles B. Wilson Professor
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

Email: adumont2@tulane.edu

Jonathan P. Fadok, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Burk-Kleinpeter Early Career Professorship in Science &Engineering

Email: jfadok@tulane.edu

Elizabeth Fucich, Ph.D
Professor of Practice in Neuroscience
Email: efucich@tulane.edu

Maria Galazo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
Email: mgalazo@tulane.edu

Bruce C. Gibb, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Email: bgibb@tulane.edu

*Thomas J. Hebert, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of Practice of Psychology
Email: thebert1@tulane.edu

*Harry Howard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Member of the Linguistics Program

Email: howard@tulane.edu

Hai Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
Email: hhuang5@tulane.edu

Suttira "Joy" Intapad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Email: sintapad@tulane.edu

S. Michal Jazwinski, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry
Director of the Tulane Center for Aging

Email: sjazwins@tulane.edu

Prasad V.G. Katakam, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Email: pkatakam@tulane.edu

Woong-Ki Kim, Ph.D.
Chair of Microbiology Division, 
Associate Director of Research at the Tulane Primate Center
Email: wkim6@tulane.edu

Norman Kreisman, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chairman of Physiology
Email: nkreism@tulane.edu

Jean-Pyo Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine
Email: jeanpyol@tulane.edu

Sarah Lindsey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Email: lindsey@tulane.edu

Michele Longo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Email: michele.longo@tulane.edu

Andrew MacLean, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane National Primate Research Center

Email: amaclean@tulane.edu

Julie Markant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email: jmarkant@tulane.edu

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, M.D., Ph.D.
Price-Goldsmith Professor of Nutrition Research
Professor of Medicine
Director, Tulane Diabetes Research Program

Email: fmauvais@tulane.edu

Stryder Meadows, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
Director of the Tulane Transgenic Core Facility

Email: smeadows@tulane.edu

Debasis Mondal, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Email: dmondal@tulane.edu

Michael J. Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Email: mooremj@tulane.edu

Ricardo Mostany, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Director of the Neuroscience PhD Program
Email: rmostany@tulane.edu

Stephen Nelson, M.D. Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Email: slnelson@tulane.edu

Jeffrey C. Rouse, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Email: jrouse@tulane.edu

Iboyla Rutkai Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Email: irutkai@tulane.edu

*Laura Schrader, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology
Email: schrader@tulane.edu

Gregory W Stewart, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
W. Kennon McWilliams Professor
Director of Sports Medicine

Email: gstewart@tulane.edu

Di Tian, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of Neuropathology
Co-Director of Molecular Pathology

Email: dtian2@tulane.edu

*Jeffrey Tasker, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience

Email: tasker@tulane.edu

Yu-Ping Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Director of Multiscale Bioimaging and Bioinformatics Lab

Email: wyp@tulane.edu

*Beth E. F. Wee, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in School of Science & Engineering
Director of Master's & Undergraduate Neuroscience Programs
Senior Professor of Practice in Psychology

Email: bwee@tulane.edu

Lu Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Structural & Cellular Biology
Email: lxu4@tulane.edu

James Zadina, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Neuroscience Laboratory, VA Medical Center & Tulane University

Email: jzadina@tulane.edu

Andrea Zsombok, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Email: azsombo@tulane.edu

* Denotes Undergraduate Advisor

Physics and Engineering Physics

Douglas B. Chrisey, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1988
Cornelia and Arthur Jung Chair in Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering

Kimberly L. Foster, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999
Dean, School of Science and Engineering

Biomedical micro devices, Interdisciplinary research, Microsensors

Lev Kaplan, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1996
Quantum Chaos and Quantum Information

Wayne F. Reed, Ph.D., Clarkson, 1984
Professor of Physics
Murchison-Mallory Professor of Physics

Polymer Physics & Biophysics

Diyar Talbayev, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2004
Ken and Ruth Arnold Early Career Professor in Science and Engineering

Condensed Matter and Optical Spectroscopy

Fred Wietfeldt, Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1994
Chair, Dept. of Physics and Engineering Physics

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Jianwei Sun, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2010
Associate Professor
Materials Theory and Computation/Density Functional Theory

Jiang Wei, Ph.D., University of Washington, 2010
Associate Professor
Nanodevice Physics

Denys Bondar, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 2010
Assistant Professor
James M. MacLaren Early Career Professorship in Physics

Quantum Science and Technology

Matthew Escarra, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011
Assistant Professor
Photonic Materials and Devices

Ryan T. Glasser, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2009
Assistant Professor
Quantum Information and Nonlinear Optics

Shao-Kai, Jian, Ph.D., Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University (2019)
Assistant Professor

Xin Lu, Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, 2017 (Spring 2021)
Assistant Professor

Michael Naguib, Ph.D., Drexel University, 2014
Assistant Professor
Novel Energy Materials

Zhiqiang Mao, Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China, 1992
Research Professor
Quantum Materials

Matt Barrios, Ph.D., Florida State University, 2011
Senior Professor of Practice
Cryogenic Engineering

Jessica Graber, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2003
Senior Professor of Practice

Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Ph.D., Stanford University, 2011
Senior Professor of Practice
Director, Center for K-12 STEM Education
Levy Professor for Integrated Discover and Community Engagement

Paralinguistic Speech Problems

Timothy M. Schuler, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004
Senior Professor of Practice
Experimental Solid State Physics and Physics Instruction

Khazhgery "Jerry" Shakov, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004
Senior Professor of Practice
Assistant Department Chair, Department of Physics & Engineering

Physics Quantum Control and Physics Instruction

Ryan Gelfand, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2013
Professor of Practice
Optics and Photonics

Nick Sparks, Ph.D.Tulane University, 2017
Professor of Practice
Mathematical Physics


Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Emory University, 1994
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

Examines pathways of success and challenge in African American children and adolescents

Jill M. Daniel, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2000
Director, Tulane Brain Institute

The impact of estrogens and androgens on memory and cognition across the lifespan

Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1986
Culturally appropriate health promotion and health risk prevention programming for children, adolescents and adult populations

Laurie O'Brien, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002
Associate Chair, Department of Psychology

Prejudice and stigma from the perspective of both targets and perpetrators

Stacy Overstreet, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1995
Examines the impact of trauma on youth and the effectiveness of interventions to address the needs of trauma-exposed youth

Janet B. Ruscher, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1991
Chair, Department of Psychology

Stereotyping and prejudice in communication

Courtney N. Baker, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2010
Associate Professor
Dissemination and implementation research, early childhood, prevention of socioemotional and academic problems, community-based participatory research

Paul J. Colombo, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Associate Professor
Effects of music-based mentoring on neural development and cognition.

Sarah A. O. Gray, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2013
Associate Professor
Examines relational and contextual risk and protective factors that contribute to young children's psychosocial and educational adjustment, with a particular focus on violence exposure and parenting

Michael Hoerger, Ph.D., Central Michigan University, 2010
Associate Professor
Health psychology, adult mental health, psycho-oncology

Lisa Molix, Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia, 2007
Associate Professor
Intergroup relations, overall health and well-being among marginalized populations

Damian Murray, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2013
Associate Professor
The implications of infectious disease threat for social behavior, personality, and cultural differences

Ben Deen, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
Assistant Professor
Cognitive neuroscience, social reasoning

Jonathan Fadok, Ph.D.,  University of Washington, 2010
Assistant Professor
Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. Professorship in Science and Engineering

Neuronal circuits regulating emotion and adaptive behavior

Julie Markant, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2010
Assistant Professor
Interactions between developing attention and memory systems; early brain development

Kate Baker, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1992
Research Professor

Jeffrey J. Lockman, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980
Research Professor
Perception-action and cognitive development

Bjorn (Sascha) Kahrs, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2012
Research Assistant Professor

Matthieu Maroteaux, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Lindsay H. B. Weixler, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2012
Research Assistant Professor

Julie A. Alvarez, Ph.D., Emory University, 2005
Senior Professor of Practice
Psychological assessment and clinical neuropsychology

David M. Corey, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1999
Senior Professor of Practice
Cognitive neuroscience and quantitative methods

Thomas J. Hebert, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1996
Senior Professor of Practice
Behavioral neuroscientist with interests in hormones and behavior

Kimberly Sherman, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2008
Senior Professor of Practice
Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), school-based academic and behavior risk prevention and intervention services

Beth E. F. Wee, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1986
Senior Professor of Practice
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Biological rhythms (seasonal and circadian), Neuroendocrinology, Reproduction, Learning and Memory, and Animal Behavior

Carrie L. Wyland, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 2004
Senior Professor of Practice
Social psychologist with a focus on understanding the self and how people understand others

Alexandra Sims, Ph.D., Tulane University, 2015
Professor of Practice
School Psychology

River-Coastal Science and Engineering

Mead A. Allison, Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1993
Chair, Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering

Sedimentary Processes of Continental Margin Environments

R. C. (Charlie) Berger, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Adjunct Professor

David S. Biedenharn, Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1995
Adjunct Professor
Hydraulics, river mechanics, engineering and management, sediment transport, regional sediment management, channel restoration, and fluvial geomorphology

Sönke Dangendorf, Ph.D.University of Siegen, Germany, 2010
David and Jane Floweree Assistant Professor
Sea level change and variability, spatial and temporal sea level and climate reconstructions, sea-level budgets, extreme value statistics, time series modelling, design water levels, climate change, detection & attribution, proxy reconstructions

Kelin Hu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Barbara A. Kleiss, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1995
Research Professor
Water chemistry of aquatic systems, wetlands biogeochemistry, and restoration of rivers and wetlands, and interdisciplinary studies of the Mississippi River and its floodplains

Ehab Meselhe, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1994
Coastal wetland hydrology, sediment transport, and computer modeling of coastal wetland, estuarine, and riverine systems

Annalisa Molini, Ph.D.University of Basilicata and University of Genova, Italy, 2002
Associate Professor
Water-plant-atmosphere interactions; Hydroclimatology and hydrological extremes; Micro-meteorology; Ecohydrology; Food-water-energy nexus and sustainable development.

Jennifer C. Murphy, M.S., Vanderbilt University, 2011
Adjunct Professor
As a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, I study how river water quality changes over time and explore the major drivers of these changes. I develop and apply various techniques for characterizing surface water quality trends at regional and national scales. Recently, I became the Harmful Algal Blooms team lead for a project charged with developing nationally scalable proxy approaches.

Amanda J. M. Oliver, M.S., Saint Louis University, 2006
Adjunct Professor
Habitat assessment and temporal habitat change and its relationship to abiotic and biotic characteristics focusing on Mississippi River aquatic habitats and the species that rely on them.

John L. Sabo, Ph.D.
Director, ByWater Institute