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Pharmacology researcher to present final lecture in New Frontiers series

Louisiana Tech University will close its 2014-2015 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series with a presentation by Dr. Bruce Bunnell, professor of pharmacology and director of the Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at Tulane University. Bunnell will present a lecture titled, “Mesenchymal Lineage Stem Cells are Potent Anti-Inflammatory Mediators” at 3:30 [more]

Doctoral student selected as finalist at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Varun Kopparthy, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, was selected as one of five finalists during a special innovation pitch session of the New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW) as part of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Entrepreneurship Network. PathoRADAR, a novel thermal-based detection technology for identifying pathogenic contamination developed by Kopparthy [more]

Louisiana Tech wins EDA grant award for I-20 Corridor Maker’s Innovation Network

– Funding awarded through Regional Innovation Strategies Program National Competition – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Monday that Louisianan Tech University is among 17 winners of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) i6 Program national competition designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country. Louisiana Tech will receive $499,959 [more]

Kinesiology department to host open house, unveil new laboratory

The kinesiology department in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 17 in room 108 of the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium to unveil its new Sport and Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL.) The SMSL is a 2,000 square feet interdisciplinary research and teaching space within [more]

Kinesiology faculty present, student honored at national conference

Louisiana Tech University kinesiology faculty Dr. Jean Chen, Dr. Ali Brian and C. Smiley Reeves were invited to present research posters at last week’s 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s National Convention and Expo in Seattle, Washington. Joining Chen, Brian and Reeves was Jordan Ward, a graduate student in kinesiology at Louisiana [more]

Physics professor to lead discussion following “Particle Fever”

Dr. Lee Sawyer, director of chemistry, physics and nanosystems engineering and professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University, will lead a discussion following a screening of “Particle Fever,” Monday, March 16 at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, as part of the second annual National Evening of Science on Screen. Sawyer is one of the [more]

Renowned breast cancer researcher to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. Robert Clarke, dean for research at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C., as the featured speaker for the fifth installment of its New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Clarke will present a lecture titled, “Modeling Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer” at 3:30 p.m. March 23 in [more]

Trenchless Technology Center making international impacts

Louisiana Tech University’s Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), an industry-leading research facility for the development of technologies influencing almost every aspect of trenchless construction methods, is continuing to lead the field of underground infrastructure development across the globe. Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the TTC, recently traveled [more]

Macromolecular scientist, engineer to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the fourth installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series at 3:30 p.m., February 9 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. “Biomimicry vs. Bioklepticism: Biofunctionalization of Extruded Polymer Nanofibers and [more]

HIIM professor featured on national medical association website

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has selected Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, to feature nationally as part of their “Faces of AMIA” website showcase. Dua, who also serves as director of the health informatics master’s degree program at Louisiana Tech, is one of just [more]