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

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

Tulane offers a wide range of options for interaction with corporate entities, including research, device and materials testing, assistance with hiring, mentorship, or student internships.  Flexibility of arrangements is a hallmark of industry collaborations with Tulane, which has 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 over 30 active licenses with 25 different companies.  We have over 90 issued 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.  

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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:


Senior Research Officer

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 entities, aiding in the recruitment and retention of leading investigators, and building the research portfolio in a manner compliant with federal regulation.


Technology Transfer Officer

John Christie
Executive Director
Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development

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; 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. 

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