Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz and Dr. Melanie Ehrlich are two of the doctors taking part in Tulane's partnership with Microryza, a crowdfunding website that allows scientists to raise money for early stage research. Our doctors have 45 days to raise up to $15,000 each.
Dr. Morava-Kozicz project, Is Sugar the Answer to Diagnosing and Treating Diease?, will help her and her research team better understand how to find and treat children born with a recently discovered genetic disease called Cogenital Glycosylation Defect (CDG), which affects sugar metabolism and leads to severe low blood sugar levels in children. Dr. Ehrlich's project, Muscle and Skin Have the Same Genes: Why Are They So Different?, will test her hypothesis that naturally occurring chemical tags on genes (DNA methylation) are important in novel ways for directing muscle formation and repair.
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Prof. Morava-Kozicz Awarded LA CaTS Grant To Develop New CDG Screening Test and Treatment
In collaboration with Prof. Michael Marble at Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Dr. Morava has been funded to develop screening at the Hayward Genetics Biochemical Genetics Lab for a new category of metabolic diseases involving abnormal glycosylated proteins. Dr. Morava-Kozicz will also evaluate the effectiveness of dietary galactose treatment on a subset of these patients. The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) was established to develop inter-institute collaborations.
Pediatricians Offered Advanced Course on Neurometabolic Disorders
Pediatricians were offered an advanced course on neurometabolic disorders over a four day span in March 2013. More than 60 participants registered for the training, including neurologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, fellows and biochemical geneticists from Hong Kong and China. The training included lectures, workshops and diagnostic sessions. The highly interactive meeting was a great success.
International team from:
All seminars will take place on Fridays from 11:00 - 12:00
"Stem Cells and Cancer"
Alexander Nikitin, MD, PhD
January 10th, LSU Health Sciences Center
"Epigenetics: Shaping the Genome During Muscle Cell Differentiation & Its Relevance to Cancer"
Melanie Ehrlich, PhD
January 17th, Room 4150
"Legal Barriers and Potential Solutions to the Electronic Exchange of Genetic Information"
Kristin Lyman, JD, MHA
January 24th, Room 4150
Welcome Class of 2014
This year there are 14 students entering the Human Genetics Master's program. We have an outstanding group of students from all over the country.
Welcome New Faculty Members
Eva Morava-Kozicz, MD, PhD and Tamas Kozicz, MD, PhD, have joined the Hayward Genetics Center. Dr. Morava-Kozicz is appointed as Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Tamas Kozicz is appointed as an Associate Professor of Anatomy and will be teaching and conducting research in the Department of Structural Cellular Biology and at the Hayward Genetics Center.
One-year Master’s Program applications are open from October 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014. To apply click here.
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Welcome New Staff Member!
Dr. Arivudainambi (Nambi) Ramalingam has recently joined the Human Genetics program as a Molecular Genetics fellow following a post doctoral research fellowship at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics. He is interested in the clinical aspects of inherited human disorders and syndromes, especially, in epigenetic defects and also in understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and progression.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
Another fine group of students have completed their Masters in Human Genetics in May. Within this class of 17, students are headed to medical schools (University of South Carolina), PhD programs in genetics (Baylor, LSU), genetic counseling programs (Arcadia) and science jobs (NIH, Tulane, Vanderbilt, LI Jewish Hospital). We wish each of them well and will follow their progress with pride.
Congratulations to our Faculty!
Dr. Karen Weissbecker, Course Director, was nominated for her course in Medical Genetics for the Best First Year Course in the medical school. This nomination, among 3 courses total, is outstanding, especially considering we are a much shorter course than others. Also, Dr. Hans Andersson was nominated and won honorable mention for Best T1 Lecturer.
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