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Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) at Tulane University! OGPS advances graduate education and enhances postdoctoral training through program oversight, policy development, and implementation of focused activities. OGPS is part of the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

News & Events

OGPS is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Cunningham as the new Director of OGPS and Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Research.   We thank Dr. Brian Mitchell for his outstanding service as previous Director of OGPS and Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Research.  Dr. Mitchell will return to the faculty and research full-time.

  • The deadline for Terminal Degree Marketing Grant is Friday, October 10th. Find out more details about the Terminal Degree Marketing Grant here.

  • The Fall 2014 Postdoctoral Mixer will be held October 18th from 4-6:00 PM on the Uptown Campus. For more information or to RSVP, please email OGPS@tulane.edu

  • Careers in Academia I: Initiating the Job Search will be held on Tuesday, November 4th from 5-7 pm. Registration information will be available soon.

  • Careers in Academia II: The Interview Process will be held on Tuesday, November 18th from 5-7 pm. Registration information will be available soon.

  • External Funding Resources
    Check out our list of external funding resources for fellowships, research grants, and postdoctoral training.

 

Holly Hobbs

Tulane doctoral student Holly Hobbs is collecting oral histories from some of hip-hop’s most prominent artists for a new archive that becomes available in December. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

Hip Hop Archive Comes to Tulane

Mannie Fresh may headline shows across the country, but he got his start in New Orleans.  

“When other kids got bikes, I got turntables, I got a mixer, I got a keyboard or drums,” he said. “And at first I wasn’t really interested in it but my room started piling up so I started tinkering with all this stuff and just fell in love with it.”

His story is one of dozens of interviews included in the NOLA Hip-hop Archive, a collection of interviews with local rap and bounce artists through the Amistad Research Center on the Tulane University uptown campus.

Holly Hobbs, a Tulane doctoral student in ethnomusicology, recorded the voices of artists with New Orleans roots, including Mannie Fresh, Fiend and Mystikal, for the digital archive that will be available online starting Dec. 15.

Read more at the Tulane New Wave.

 

 

 


Little discoveries mean big things for treatment

Taylor Fuselier

With a three-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute, doctoral candidate Taylor Fuselier is looking for peptides that can pass through cell membranes to aid drug delivery of therapeutics normally unable to enter the interior of a cell. (Photo by Ryan Rivet)


The best minds in research work to find cures to our deadliest diseases. But what if those miracle cures weren’t able to reach the part of cells that needed them most? 

Tulane University School of Medicine doctoral candidate Taylor Fuselier is working to find ways for those life-saving cures to make the most impact.  


“This is a very general type of drug delivery,” Fuselier said. “I like to think that we’re offering a Swiss Army knife for other researchers to aid in delivering their drugs.” 

Under the guidance of biochemistry professor William C. Wimley, Fuselier works to find peptides that aid in delivering compounds that normally would not enter cells. Wimley’s lab searches for sequences of amino acids that interact with cell membranes. Fuselier is looking for peptides that can pass through cell membranes to aid drug delivery of therapeutics normally unable to enter the interior of a cell.

Read more at the Tulane New Wave.

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