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 Associate Senior Vice-President for Research at Tulane University. In 2010, she was named Vice President for Research. Her responsibilities in this university-wide post are two-fold:
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