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Hua Lu, PhD

Hua Lu, MB (US MD equivalent), PhD

Professor and Chair
Reynolds and Ryan Families Chair in Translational Cancer

Research Interests:
Molecular dissection and translational research of the p53 and c-myc networks in controlling cell growth, senescence, death, differentiation, and tumorigenesis.

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Diane Blake

Diane Blake, PhD

Research Interests: Antibody structure and function; creation of novel recombinant antibody libraries and high throughput library screening; development of new antibody-based sensors for environmental analysis and clinical diagnosis; drug delivery devices for use in ophthalmic disease and cancer. 

Appointments:
Professor
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology


Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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David Franklin, PhD

David Franklin, PhD

Research Interests:
The role of RET gene products in cell cycle regulation

  • Role of the RET proto-oncogene in cell cycle regulation and Endocrine tumorigenesis
  • Use and mechanisms of G. lucidum as an alternative medicine

Appointments:
Professor of the Practice of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Professor of Biochemistry Tulane Cancer Center Member

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Jeffrey Han

Jeffrey Han, MD, PhD

Research Interests:
Molecular and Cell Biology of Transposition, DNA Rearrangements and Genome Instability, Transposition in Human Disease and Development.

Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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James Jackson

James Jackson, PhD


Research Interests: 
Breast cancer tumorigenesis and drug response, cellular senescence, mouse models, mouse genetics, tumor suppressor mechanism of action, p53

Appointments:
Assistant Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Samuel Landry

Samuel J Landry, PhD

Research Interests:
Protein folding and protein-protein interactions; molecular chaperone proteins; antigen processing

Appointments:
Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Yu-Teh Li

Yu-Teh Li, PhD

Research Interests:
Glycobiology – Biomedically useful glycosidases and biochemical basis of inborn lysosomal diseases

Appointments:
Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry; Human Genetics

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Hong Liu, PhD

Hong Liu, PhD

Research Interests: 
Molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation

Appointments:
Assistant Professor

Affiliated Departments: 
Biochemistry and Molecular BIology

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Arthur Lustig

Arthur J Lustig, PhD

Research Interests:
Role of telomere dynamics in chromosome stability and transcriptional regulation

Appointments:
Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry
Human Genetics
Tulane Cancer Center Member

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Heather Machado

Heather L. Machado, PhD


Research Interests:  Mammary Gland Biology, DCIS and Breast Cancer Progression, Inflammation and Cancer, Cancer Stem Cells

Appointments:
Assistant Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Hee-Won Park, PhD

Hee-Won Park, PhD


Research Interests:
Biochemical & Molecular Pharmacology, Structural Biology

Appointments:
Research Associate Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Zachary Pursell, PhD

Zachary Pursell, PhD

Research Interests:
DNA polymerases; DNA replication; DNA damage and repair

Appointments:
Assistant Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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William Wimley, PhD

William C. Wimley, PhD

Research Interests:
Fundamental principles of the folding and structure of peptides and proteins in membranes

Appointments:
Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Research Faculty

 

 


Ivana Celic

Ivana Celic, PhD

Research Interests:
Mammalian retrotransposons in development and disease


Appointments:
Research Assistant Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Sheyla Zeng, MB

Sheyla X. Zeng, MB (US MD equivalent)

Research Interests:
Molecular dissection and translational research of the p73 and c-myc networks in controlling cell growth, senescence, death, differentiation, and tumorigenesis.

Appointments:
Research Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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Yiwei Zhang

Yiwei Zhang, PhD

Research Interests:
molecular dissection and translational research of the p53 family (including MDM2/MDMX-p53 pathway and its targets, p63 and its targets) in controlling cell metabolism, growth and death, organogenesis, and the relationship between metabolic homeostasis and tumorigenesis, using cell culture system and animal models.

Appointments:
Research Assistant Professor

Affiliated Departments:
Biochemistry

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