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WT GodbeyWT Godbey, PhD
Paul H. & Donna D. Flower Assistant Professor in Engineering
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane Cancer Center Member in the Signaling Program

Contact Information
Phone: 504-865-5872
Address: 300 Lindy Boggs Center, Uptown Campus
6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5684

Biographical Narrative

W T. Godbey is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University in 1988. After a successful period that involved starting his own software design and development company in Dallas, Texas, he joined the fields of science and engineering and earned his Ph.D. as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow from the Institute for Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2000. From 2000-2003 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Children's Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School. He joined the Tulane faculty in 2003. Gobdey's research interests are centered on gene therapy and the manipulation of cell at the genetic level. He has published several papers on the subjects of cellular processing of non-viral gene delivery agenst and the use of gene therapy for treatment of bladder cancer. His current research interests include the use of gene therapy for carcinoma treatment, controlled release applications for efficient gene delivery, and the use of gene delivery for cellular engineering.

Selected Publications
Zhang X, Turner C, and Godbey WT. Comparison of Caspase Genes for the Induction of Apoptosis following Gene Delivery. Molecular Biotechnology (2009) 41: 236-246.

Ramgopal Y, Mondal D, Venkatraman SS, Godbey WT, and Yuen GY. Controlled release of complexed DNA from polycaprolactone film: Comparison of lipoplex and polyplex release. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. (2009) 89: 439-447.

Grayson SM and Godbey WT. The role of macromolecular architecture in passively targeted polymeric carriers for drug and gene delivery. J Drug Target. (2008) 16: 329-356.

Ramgopal Y, Venkatraman SS, and Godbey WT. In vitro release of complexed pDNA from biodegrdable polymer films. J Appl Polym Sci. (2008) 108: 659-664

Zhang X, Atala A, and Godbey WT. Expression-targeted Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Transitional Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Gene Ther. (2008) 15: 543-552

Godbey WT, Zhang X, and Chang F. The Importance of and a Method for Including Transfection Efficiency into Real-time PCR Data Analyses. Biotechnol Bioeng. (2008) 100: 765-772 *Spotlighted by the journal*

Ramgopal Y, Mondal D, Venkatraman SS, and Godbey WT. Sustained release of complexed and naked DNA from polymer films. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. (2008) 85: 496-503.

Zhang X and Godbey WT. Viral Vectors for Gene Delivery in Tissue Engineering. Adv Drug Del Rev. (2006) 58: 515-534.

Godbey WT and Atala A. Directed apoptosis in Cox-2-overexpressing cancer cells through expression-targeted gene delivery. Gene Ther. (2003) 10: 1519-1527.


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