Frequently Asked Questions

What would a research collaboration with Tulane University bring to my business?

Tulane University is a strong, capable and flexible partner for industry collaboration.  Last year, our faculty worked on more than 700 projects sponsored by government agencies, private foundations and industry partners.

Tulane offers a wide range of options for interaction with corporate partners, including research, device and materials testing, assistance with hiring, mentorship, or student internships.  Flexibility of arrangements is a hallmark of industry partnerships with Tulane. Corporate partners will have access to a talented faculty, highly qualified and motivated students, a full service Career Center, equipment and facilities and an experienced Technology Transfer office.

The Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development at Tulane offers a responsive, professional staff and a long history of success based on the discoveries and innovations of our faculty.  The office currently manages 29 active licenses with 25 different companies.  We have issued 94 patents based on the discoveries of our faculty since 1991.  Tulane continually ranks among the top 30 institutions in the United States in annual royalty revenue, at present representing approximately 5% of our total sponsored research budget.

The Tulane Career Center offers employers a full range of services to employ Tulane students as interns or full time employees.  Our staff will help you advertise your employment opportunities, arrange for on campus interviews, register your organization to participate in any of our career fairs, and provide you access to view résumés of Tulane students online.  

What research strengths does Tulane University offer for collaboration?

An advantage of working with a major research university like Tulane is that our internationally recognized talents and strengths cross many areas of the sciences and engineering.  We welcome corporate interest in these and other areas of research activity at Tulane:

•    Materials science
•    Polymers
•    Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
•    Vaccine development
•    Diagnostics
•    Peptide-based and other novel therapeutics
•    Cardiovascular disease treatment and intervention
•    Cancer therapeutics
•    Cell-based therapies
•    Clinical trials capacity
•    Software development
•    Digital arts and music
•    Architecture and urban planning
•    Statistics and data analysis

In addition to the opportunity for research collaboration with our faculty, we also offer state of the art equipment and expertise to meet your testing and analytical needs through the Tulane Coordinated Instrumentation Facility.

How do I proceed?

Our staff is committed to a quick turn-around time on your inquiries and requests.  
To learn how the faculty and resources of Tulane University can complement your company’s interests, please contact:

Office of Research
Laura S. Levy
Vice President for Research

The Vice President for Research is a university-wide post responsible for overseeing all aspects of research at Tulane University. Priorities for the office include fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, building research relationships with corporate and government partners, aiding in the recruitment and retention of leading investigators, and building the research portfolio in a manner compliant with federal regulation.

Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development
John M. Christie
Executive Director

The Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development can assist with licensing of Tulane’s intellectual property; development of confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and cooperative research and development agreements; and patent, trademark and copyright processes on behalf of Tulane.

Career Services Officer
Tulane Career Center
Amjad Ayoubi, Director

Amjad Ayoubi oversees the Tulane Career Center and The Academic Advising Center at Tulane.  Dr. Ayoubi can assist you with free job and internship postings, campus interviews, career fairs, and access to Tulane students for jobs and internships.

Centers and Enterprises of Potential Interest to Corporate Partners

Tulane Coordinated Instrumentation Facility
George Flowers, Director

Tulane Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC)
Wayne Reed, Director

Tulane Institute for Macromolecular Engineering and Science (TIMES)
Daniel C. R. DeKee, Director

Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
Bruce Bunnell, Director

Tulane Cancer Center
Prescott Deininger, Director

Tulane Energy Institute
Geoff Parker, Director

Matrix DNA Diagnostics
Charlotte Crain, Laboratory Supervisor

Center for Bioenvironmental Research
John McLachlan, Director

Tulane City Center for Applied Urban Research and Outreach
Scott Bernhard, Director

Tulane National Primate Research Center
Andrew Lackner, Director

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