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New Frontiers lecture series welcomes distinguished chemist, chemical biologist




Louisiana Tech University will host a presentation by Dr. Wilma K Olson, the Mary I. Bunting Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, on February 15 for the next installment of its 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series. Olson’s presentation titled, “Insights into Gene Expression and Packaging from Computer Simulation” will [more]

Louisiana Tech merges Department of Agricultural Sciences, School of Forestry




Louisiana Tech University has received approval from the Board of Regents and the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors to merge its Department of Agricultural Sciences and School of Forestry in to a single School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry within the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. The merger of these two units, [more]

Sports concussion researcher to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Li-Shan Chou, professor and chair of the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, will present a lecture titled “Tracking Functional Deficits Following Concussion Using Movement Analysis” on December 14 as the next installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Chou’s presentation will begin at 3:30pm in the [more]

Kinesiology, Agricultural Sciences students collaborate to beautify campus




Students from the Department of Kinesiology in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education partnered recently with students from the agricultural sciences student organization, Greenscape, as well as staff from the Louisiana Tech Greenhouse for a “Plant & Trim Memorial Gym” project. The group spent time planting a beautiful new plant and flower bed in front of [more]

HIIM professor receives national health information management award




Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, has been honored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) with its 2015 Triumph Award for research. The AHIMA Triumph Awards recognize the excellence, dedication and service of health information management (HIM) professionals who have made steadfast efforts to [more]

Research chemist to present next installment of New Frontiers seminar series




Dr. Bryant Nelson, staff research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will present a lecture titled “Fundamental Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials with DNA and DNA Repair Proteins,” on October 19 as part of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series. The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. [more]

Louisiana Tech to host renowned researcher, BRAIN Initiative pioneer




Louisiana Tech University and its Center for Biomedical Engineering Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) is proud to welcome Dr. Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., who will present highlights from his research in neuroscience and neural signal processing, and answer questions about the BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Initiative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. The presentation is free and will take [more]

Biomedical engineer, Louisiana Tech alumnae to begin New Frontiers lecture series




The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on September 21with a presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Louisiana Tech alumnae. Dawson, whose research is focused on manipulating cell mechanics to control [more]

Louisiana Tech to launch 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series




Interdisciplinary collaborations, alumni spotlights and features, and research discussions by renowned guest speakers will form the foundation for the 2015-2016 edition of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research seminar series at Louisiana Tech University. A presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson titled, “Mechanics and Malignancy: Biophysical Approaches for Understanding Cancer” will begin the 2015-2016 series on [more]

Interdisciplinary research leading to new UAV technologies




— P9000 customizable UAV provides industries with new mapping, imaging opportunities — Faculty from a number of academic disciplines at Louisiana Tech University are working together to develop new and innovative technologies in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that could impact industries from public safety to forestry to oil and gas exploration. Wesley Palmer, instructor of [more]