Dr. Laura S. Levy earned a B.A. in life sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.S. in parasitology from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. in developmental and cell biology from the University of California. She then received postdoctoral training in molecular virology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. She has been a member of the faculty at Tulane University School of Medicine since 1984, where she currently serves as professor of microbiology and immunology. Her research interests focus on the virus-mediated induction of lymphoma as a model to understand the early stages of malignancy, the defining events of the disease process, and the role of oncogenes.
In 2004, Dr. Levy assumed the role of Vice President for Research (VPR). As an advocate and champion for high quality research, scholarship and creative endeavor, the VPR seeks to maintain a clear understanding of the opportunities for Tulane faculty and the barriers to their productivity, to build and operate an efficient, user-friendly research infrastructure compliant with government regulation of research, and to enhance the level of scholarly accomplishment, intellectual environment and national reputation of Tulane University.
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