CBE News: 2015–2016

Spring 2016 | Fall 2015

Top ⇑Spring 2016

Professor receives grant to improve stem cell survival  fall 2016

Kim O'Connor, a professor in Tulane University's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a three year $599,638 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to improve the survival of mesenchymal stem cells once they are implanted in patients. Mesenchymal stem cells can change into different types of cells including bone, cartilage or muscle.

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Congratulations to Our 2016 Class! Spring, 2016

Class of 2016

Grad Focuses on Cancer Research  Spring 2016

madelinesell_resize For two years, Madeline Sell, a 2016 graduate of Tulane University, split time between hitting the books and working in a lab at the Tulane Cancer Center. The 20-year-old chemical and biomolecular engineering major from Phoenix collaborated with an innovative research team there, examining the roles of toxic metals nickel and cadmium as cancer-causing agents.

Top ⇑Fall 2015

Vijay John One of 3 Tulane PI's to be Funded in Latest Gulf (GoMRI) Program
Fall 2015

Vijay T. John Proposals from three Tulane University researchers are among 22 being funded by the latest Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) program. More than $4 million will be awarded to scientists in the School of Science and Engineering, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

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Tulane Science and Engineering Students Conduct Lab Tours Fall, 2015

Tulane Science and Engineering Students Conduct Lab ToursCBE undergraduate, Carson Discher describes his research on adult stem cells to K-12 students and their families during the Tulane Science and Engineering Research Lab Tours for Homecoming 2015.

Congratulations to Senior Wilson Jeter Fall, 2015

Congratulations to Senior Wilson JeterCongratulations to senior Wilson Jeter, recipient of a scholarship from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). SAME is "the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and man made disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.

Pictured left to right: Dr. W Godbey, Wilson Jeter, Dr. Anne Robinson

Dr. Julie Albert Awarded Early-Career Research Fellowship Fall, 2015

Dr. Julie AlbertDr. Albert has been selected as one of eight recipients of the prestigious Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences to conduct research on nanoporous membranes for enhanced oil recovery from oil spills. The fellowship recognizes recipients for their leadership, past performance, and potential to improve oil system safety and protect human health and the environment. Fellows receive a $76,000 research grant over 2-years and are paired with two mentors to assist the fellow in areas of professional development.

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Dr. Anne Robinson to Receive Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Publication Fall, 2015

Dr. Anne RobinsonProf. Anne Skaja Robinson is the recipient of the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Publication, which will be presented at the AIChE meeting in Salt Lake City in November 2015. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature in biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineering and related fields. The award celebrates excellence and foundational contributions to the biotechnology and biological engineering studies of membrane proteins.

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