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Laura S. Levy , Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Molecular Virology
  • Molecular mechanisms of retroviral oncogenesis

Laura S. Levy earned the Ph.D. degree in Developmental and Cell Biology (University of California, 1982), and completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Virology (Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1982 - 84). In 1984, she joined the faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine where she presently serves as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. For the past 14 years, she has studied pathogenic retroviruses, a group of RNA-containing viruses associated with degenerative, proliferative and malignant diseases in humans and other animals.

The research in her laboratory focuses on retroviruses that induce leukemia and lymphoma in susceptible animal hosts. Her long-term research objective has been to perform a molecular dissection of retrovirally-induced lymphoid malignancy, in order to identify and understand the complex cascade of host-pathogen interactions involved in the malignant process.

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Laura S. Levy , Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-38
New Orleans, LA 70112



1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5150