Tulane University School of Science and Engineering
Fall 2018
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Accolades

Earth and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Brent Goehring was awarded $152,000 from the NSF to study the variation in glacier extent during the last 10,000 years from the Arctic to the Antarctic in North and South America to better understand the sensitivity of glaciers to changing climate.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor Caz Taylor was awarded $185,921 from the National Science Foundation to study population dynamics and parasite infection of monarch butterflies in New Orleans.

Physics and Engineering Professor Wayne Reed and his PolyRMC team were awarded an additional $96,000 from Moderna Therapeutics to continue research another year on therapeutic lipid nanoparticles, in a collaboration that began in 2017, bringing to-date two-year funding from Moderna to $186,000.

Psychology Assistant Professor Jonathan Fadok was awarded $157,639 by the LA Board of Regents to study the neuronal mechanisms controlling fear intensity.

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Message from the Dean

Kimberly Foster, Dean

Kimberly Foster, DeanI am pleased to welcome everyone to Tulane for the 2018 fall semester. I hope the summer left you all excited and energized for another great year. It is my great pleasure to join you as your new Dean of Science & Engineering. I come to Tulane after 19 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. During my time at UCSB I served as Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department for 5 years and was most recently Associate Director of the Center for Bioengineering, and Co-Chair of the UCSB Brain Initiative. My research in nonlinear micromechanical systems, most recently applied to bio-inpsired sensors and adhesives, and in developing tools for bioengineering exploration, has benefitted from fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing me to utilize my expertise on everything from basic discovery to technological innovation.

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Tulane University Chemistry Professor Bruce C. Gibb Researcher Awarded $1.65M to Study Fundamentals Behind Protein Build-Up Linked to Alzheimer’s

Article by Barri Bronston

Tulane University chemistry professor Bruce C. Gibb has been awarded a $1.65 million grant for research that could shed light on the molecular details of such diseases as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable Gibb and his team to study how poorly solvated ions in water can induce the Reverse Hofmeister Effect (RHE)—the phenomenon in which a substance such as a protein, becomes less soluble in water in the presence of certain salts.

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Robert and KiKie Priddy of the Priddy Family Foundation Tulane Brain Institute receives
$1 million pledge from the
Priddy Family Foundation

Article by Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s Brain Institute has received a $1 million pledge from the Priddy Family Foundation to endow and establish the Priddy Family Spark Research Endowed Fund. The fund will provide competitive awards to faculty for early-stage research support that advances the research priorities of the brain institute.

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Tulane University Materials Physics and Engineering Scientist Michael Naguib Tulane Scientist Wins Two International Awards

Article by Barri Bronston

Michael Naguib, a Tulane University materials physics and engineering scientist, has been selected to receive two international awards.

Naguib, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, is the winner of the annual KROTO Award from the NANOSMAT Society as well as the American Ceramic Society's Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars of 2018.

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Neuroscientist and Pharmaceutical Executive Dr. Steven Paul Neuroscientist, Pharmaceutical Executive Dr. Steven Paul Named to Board of Tulane

Article by Roger Dunaway

Neuroscientist and pharmaceutical executive Dr. Steven Paul, president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Voyager Therapeutics, has joined the Board of Tulane, the university's main governing body.

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School of Science and Engineering Board of Advisors & New Dean Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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