Masters Program

Masters Program

The Masters Program prepares graduates who plan to attend postgraduate professional schools.

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Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in independent research and receive hands-on laboratory experience.

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Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Students use fully equipped labs for modern research.

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Welcome to the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The department is deeply committed to innovative approaches in research and teaching, and these two missions are highly intertwined. We have targeted several areas to develop our research strengths, including, developmental biology, regenerative medicine and neuroscience.

As you browse these pages, you will see that our faculty and staff members enthusiastically create an environment that fosters learning through both classroom and laboratory experience. Our goal is to provide our students with broad exposure into the cellular and molecular basis of life, and to support the application of molecular techniques to medical, technological and environmental issues. With the successful integration of teaching, research and community engagement, the department trains future scientists and medical doctors and prepares these students for the challenges of the ever changing biomedical field.

Dept. Highlights

PhD student Michael Cypress recently was awarded the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship. Title: Na-Glucose Cotransporter 2 and AT1 Receptor Synergistically Increase Angiotensinogen Expression in Proximal Tubule Cells

PhD student Michael Cypress recently was awarded the National Institutes of Health Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship.Title: SGLT2 Mediates Glucose-Induced Angiotensinogen Synthesis in Proximal Tubule Cells

Dr. Shusheng Wang and his post-doctoral fellow just published an important paper describing a compound that they have patented which could have a clinical application for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. The title of their paper is “Gossypol Acetic Acid Prevents Oxidative Stress-Induced Retinal Pigment Epithelial Necrosis by Regulating the FoxO3/Sestrin2 Pathway”, published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology (Hanus, Zhang, Chen, Zhou, Jin, Liu, and Wang, Molecular and Cellular Biology 35: 1952, 2015).

Dr. Jeff Tasker received the School of Science and Engineering “Outstanding Researcher Award” this year (2015). Ken Muneoka had received this award previously in 2011.

Dr. Jeff Tasker received a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health grant for $1.8M to study how stress alters brain circuits to enhance the formation of fear memories.

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