Researchers Directory

Tulane School of Medicine Faculty Research Directory via KNODE


What is KNODE?

The School of Medicine is using KNODE as a cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of science experts and their scientific content (i.e. publications, patents, grants, clinical trials).

It will provide access for TUSOM faculty, staff and affiliates to connect you with the most relevant experts inside the University, and their associated scientific content.

Our partnership with KNODE provides access to the scientific content of experts outside of the University, greatly expanding the applications of the KNODE platform.

KNODE's platform automatically aggregates scientific content from publically available databases (i.e. PubMed, USPTO, NIH RePORTER,, etc.) into individual researcher expertise profiles. Integrating high quality, expert scientific content is the foundation of the KNODE platform.

What are some applications of the KNODE platform?

Collaboration: Kick off a collaboration by quickly identifying key internal Tulane faculty and external experts and related scientific content.

Grant Proposal Review: Identify internal and/or external subject matter experts for review and critique of grant proposals prior to submission.

Interdisciplinary Team Formation: Identify relevant experts from across disparate disciplines for a new project.

Decision-making: Access the most up to date information before developing a critical assay or executing an experiment.

Stay Up-to-Date: Stay abreast of what your colleagues are working on at the click of a button.

Many more…

Can I edit content on my personal KNODE profile?

Yes. Upon activation of your account you will be able to claim your profile and edit your respective scientific content, auto-generated by the KNODE platform. When you first sign into the system please be sure to review and claim your profile using the "Claim this profile" tab. Any discrepancies with your profile can be reported to KNODE using the "Report an Issue" tab or by sending an e-mail to Additional functionality, including adding missing content or linking to other data sources will be available in the coming months. Suggestions welcome!

Can I edit my expertise "tag cloud" in my profile?

Your tag cloud is derived by algorithms that examine your entire list of publications, patents, and other scientific content. Claiming and editing your profile isn't necessary, but ensures the highest level of accuracy for this process. To suggest additional keyword topics or phrases, enter them in the "Professional Interests" field in your profile. In the future, KNODE will start to take those into consideration as part of their automated process.

What do I do if I want to be included in the Tulane KNODE "portal of researchers"?

For most faculty researchers at the TUSOM, nothing is required. You are already in the "portal of researchers." However, if you find that your scientific profile is not in the portal and would like to be included, please send a request for inclusion to Merisa A. Pasternak at

How often is the profile information in the system updated?

KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing.


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