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Dept. of Entomology Jerry B. Graves Distinguished Seminar Series

by LBRN | 18 Oct 2017

Dr. W. Kelley Thomas

Title: Environmental genomics : Can sequencing open the biodiversity “Black Box”?

  • Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
  • Location: LSU Life Sciences Annex, A101 Auditorium

Dr. W. Kelley Thomas: Hubbard Endowed Chair and Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences & Director, Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Thomas is currently the Director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core for the New Hampshire INBRE and the Director of the Research Core for the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research, a COBRE at the University of New Hampshire. Key goals of Dr. Thomas’ research program are to increase the understanding of the mechanisms of molecular change and develop critical links between molecular and organismal evolution.

Current research in his lab focuses on the application of next generation sequencing technologies to increase the understanding of response of organisms to environmental change and patterns of global biodiversity. Developing bioinformatics modules for workshops and curricula is a major output from his program.

After receiving his B.S. from University of Redlands (CA), Dr. Thomas was awarded his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology from Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada).

Dr. Thomas has published over 170 peer reviewed publications, as well as numerous book chapters. He has received numerous national and international awards of distinction. In 2011, he received the UNH Excellence in Research Award. In 2014, Dr. Thomas was elected Fellow of the Society of Nematologists. Recently, he was named STEM Research Exemplar, Washington University (NIH sponsored program).

Dr. Thomas has had sustained funding from prestigious national and international funding sources, including National Science Foundation: BAC Libraries from Diverse Crustacean Taxa Phylum Nematoda; Integrating Multidisciplinary Expertise Infrastructure for Resolving Relationships in a Major Branch of the Tree of Life; Accelerating the Molecular/ Morphological Inventory of Meiofauna; Marine Nematodes of Mexico’s Threatened Gulf of California.

National Institutes of Health: The Rate and Molecular Spectrum of Spontaneous Mutations; Daphnia Functional Comparative Genomics Resource; Bioinformatics “Train the Trainer” T3; The Integration of Bioinformatics into the Undergraduate Curriculum Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: Genomic Responses to the Deepwater Horizon event and development of high-throughput biological assays for oil spills

LBRN Competition for Research Projects

by LBRN | 09 Aug 2017


The purpose of this release is to solicit Letters of Intent for new project proposals to be funded by the LBRN. The RFAs for each funding programs listed here can be accessed using the clicking on the respective title. The expected start date for these projects is May 1, 2018. The selection and distribution of these projects by the Steering Committee will be based on the quality of the proposal and the needs of the LBRN program. Proposed projects should be consistent with the program’s focal research areas. All interested researchers are encouraged to contact Dr. Ramesh Subramanian prior to submitting a proposal to ensure that the proposed research is eligible for inclusion in this program. The letter of intent should be submitted using the LBRN-InfoReady-Review online form (use the links below) no later than 4:30 pm on September 11, 2017. Only those applicants who submit the LOI will be able to submit a proposal.

RFAs (click on title to download proposal information)

  1. Letter of Intent for LBRN Full Projects 2018-2021
  2. Letter of Intent for LBRN Pilot Projects 2018-2019
  3. Letter of Intent for LBRN Shared Instrumentation 2018-2019
  4. Letter of Intent for LBRN Startup Projects 2018-2020
  5. Letter of Intent for LBRN Translational Projects 2018-2019


  • Letter of Intent - September 11, 2017, 4:30pm

NIH Multi-Institute Small Business Workshop 2017

by LBRN | 04 Aug 2017

NIH Conferences & Events

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is hosting a Multi-Institute Small Business Workshop for SBIR/STTR stakeholders in and around Louisiana. Biotechnology entrepreneurs from Socially or Economically disadvantaged backgrounds, new faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and all other innovators who are interested in starting new biomedical enterprises are encouraged to attend.


  • Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Location: New Orleans Downtown Marriott, 859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

Panel discussions will include the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the Center for Scientific Review (CSR).

More Information Here

24th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF)

by LBRN | 26 Jul 2017


The Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), will be held Friday, July 28th, 2017 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in LSU’s Union’s Cotillion Ballroom. All is welcome.

  • Poster Setup: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • SURF Speaker Introduction: 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm
  • Surf Guest Speaker: 1:05 pm – 1:20 pm
  • SURF Poster Session: 1:20 pm to 4:00 pm

The 24th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) where undergraduate students from across the LSU campus present their summer research projects. SURF includes students from research programs such as CCT REU, CHE REU, CIMM REU, LBRN, McNair, NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program, Physics & Astronomy REU, Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures REU and other REU’s as well as individual student researchers in various laboratories across LSU. The students will be on hand to discuss their work, which ranges widely across a variety of scientific fields - chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, math, computer science, biochemistry and physics will be represented. Students come from LSU, colleges from all across the state, and universities all across the country.

Please come and ask the participants about their summer research!

Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Information

Summer Research 2017 Tuesday Seminars

by LBRN | 25 Jul 2017

Summer Research 2017 Tuesdays

Research seminars for the LBRN 2017 Summer Research Program are underway for faculty, graduate, and undergraduates being held at LSU Life Sciences Annex Auditorium Room A101 and also available at select sites via ViewMe Client - use meeting alias "LBRN-SummerResearch".

First seminar today from 9 to 10am, July 25, 2017:

Dr. Yogesh Saini: Cystic Fibrosis: Single Gene Defect and a Complex Lung Disease.

Second seminar today from 10 to 11am, July 18, 2017:

Dr. Becky Carmichael: Delivering Your Research.

Summer Research 2017 Tuesday Seminars

by LBRN | 18 Jul 2017

Summer Research 2017 Tuesdays

Research seminars for the LBRN 2017 Summer Research Program are underway for faculty, graduate, and undergraduates being held at LSU Life Sciences Annex Auditorium Room A101 and also available at select sites via ViewMe Client - use meeting alias "LBRN-SummerResearch".

First seminar today from 9 to 10am, July 18, 2017:

Dr. Rhonda Cardin: Models of Cytomegalovirus Pathogenesis and Latency.

Second seminar today from 10 to 11am, July 18, 2017:

Dr. Todd Monroe: Photoactivated Genetic Therapies and Microfluidic Cellular Sensors.

DELTA Training

by LBRN | 05 May 2017

Delta Cluster Spectrum Application Center Training

We are happy to announce that the 1st Delta Training Workshop will be held on May 26, 2017 at Digital Media Center (CCT), LSU, Baton Rouge from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The DELTA training workshop will be on use of the “Delta Cluster Spectrum Application Center”. Please see Flyer attached. We are limiting the number of available slots to 15 for the first training session. Account and startup allocation will be provided to all attendees.

*Agenda Updated May 16, 2016.*


15 Slot Capacity Reached, but registration open for Waitlist and future DELTA Training planning. i.e. register if you're interested in future DELTA Training.

Workshop Registration

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