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LBRN Core Personnel

Admin Core

K Gus Kousoulas

K Gus Kousoulas

Principal Investigator
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • vtgusk@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-5833
Ramesh Subramanian

Ramesh Subramanian

Program Coordinator
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • ramji@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-9619
Alexis White

Alexis White

Grant Administrator
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • alexisw@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-9683
John Quebedeaux Jr.

John Quebedeaux Jr.

Computer Manager
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • johnq@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-0062
Nayong Kim

Nayong Kim

Computer and Information Research Scientists
Louisiana State University Center for Computation & Technology
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • nykim@cct.lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-5486

BBC Core

Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor

BBC Core Director
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112
  • ctay15@lsuhsc.edu
  • (504) 568-4065
Ronald Horswell

Ronald Horswell

Associate Director
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808
  • Ronald.Horswell@pbrc.edu
  • (225) 763-2931
Seung-Jong Park

Seung-Jong Park

Associate Director
LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • sjpark@cct.lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-2209
Michal Brylinski

Michal Brylinski

Associate Director
LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • mbrylinski@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-2791
Urska Cvec

Urska Cvec

Associate Director
LSU - Shreveport
  • Shreveport, Louisiana, 71115
  • urska.cvek@lsus.edu
  • (318) 795-4266
Nayong Kim

Nayong Kim

Assistant Director
LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • nykim@cct.lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-5486
John Caskey

John Caskey

Postdoctoral Researcher
LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • jcaskey@lsu.edu
  • (225) 200-9474
Shayan Shams

Shayan Shams

Doctoral Candidate
LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • sshams2@cct.lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-3637
Seetharama Jois

Seetharama Jois

Professor
University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Monroe, Louisiana, 71201
  • jois@ulm.edu
  • (318) 342-1993
Thomas C. Bishop

Thomas C. Bishop

Associate Professor
Louisiana Tech University
  • Ruston, Louisiana, 71272
  • bishop@latech.edu
  • (318) 257-5209
Hye-Young Kim

Hye-Young Kim

Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Hammond, Louisiana, 70402
  • Hye-Young.Kim@southeastern.edu
  • (985) 549-5972
Paul Kim

Paul Kim

Assistant Professor
Grambling State University
  • Grambling, Louisiana, 71245
  • kimp@gram.edu
  • (318) 274-3738
Thomas Wiese

Thomas Wiese

Associate Professor
Xavier University of Louisiana
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, 70125
  • twiese@xula.edu
  • (504) 520-7433
Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez

Assistant Professor
Southern University
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70813
  • eduardo_martinez@subr.edu
  • (225) 771-3606

MCBR Core

Young-Hwan Lee

Young-Hwan Lee

MCBR Director
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • yhlee@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-0522
David Burk

David Burk

Associate Director
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science PBRC
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • david.burk@pbrc.edu
  • (225) 578-8246
Vladimir Chouljenko

Vladimir Chouljenko

Associate Director
Louisiana State University SVM
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • vchoul1@lsu.edu
  • (225) 578-9659
Srinivas Garlapati

Srinivas Garlapati

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • garlapati@ulm.edu
  • (318) 342-3304
Elahe Mahdavian

Elahe Mahdavian

LSU - Shreveport
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • elahe.mahdavian@lsus.edu
  • (318) 797-5227
Rebecca Giorno-McConnell

Rebecca Giorno-McConnell

Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • rgiorno@latech.edu
  • (318) 257-3665
Chris Beachy

Chris Beachy

Southeastern Louisiana University
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • christopher.beachy@southeastern.edu
  • (985) 549-3740
Weneene Dorsey

Weneene Dorsey

Grambling State University
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • dorseywc@gram.edu
  • (318) 274-2399
Harris McFerrin

Harris McFerrin

Xavier University of Louisiana
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • hmcferri@xula.edu
  • (504) 520-5011
Sanjay Batra

Sanjay Batra

Southern University
Louisiana State University Dept. of Biological Science
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
  • sanjay_batra@subr.edu
  • (225) 771-5350

Project Investigators

Currently Funded PIs

Previously Funded PIs

Shuju Bai

Shuju Bai

Modeling Protein-Substrate Interactions In The Lipoxygenase Family Using Computational Approaches
Southern University and A&M College, Department of Computer Science
Kui Chen

Kui Chen

Nanosensors For Reactive Oxygen Species And Their Roles In Carcinogenesis
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Department of Chemistry & Physics
Alan Chiu

Alan Chiu

Adaptive Coupled Neural System Model For Hippocampal Function Restoration
Louisiana Tech University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
June Feng

June Feng

Understanding The Molecular Mechanism Of Alzheimer's Disease - Quantitative Proteomics Of Oxidatively Modified Proteins Using ITRAQ Analysis And A Novel Proteomic Reactor
Louisiana Tech University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Chris R. Gissendanner

Chris R. Gissendanner

NR4A Regulation Of Organ Morphogenesis
ULM College of Pharmacy, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kinesha Harris

Kinesha Harris

Identification And Characterization Of Kola Acuminate (Bizzy Nut)-Specific Biomarkers For Prostate Cancer Prevention
Southern University and A&M College
Amal Khalil Kaddoumi

Amal Khalil Kaddoumi

Targeting Beta Amyloid Clearance As Therapeutic Approach For Alzheimer's Disease
University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Pharmacy
Yong-Yu Liu

Yong-Yu Liu

Epigenetic Effects Of Ceramide Glycosylation And Drug-Resistant Cancer Stem Cell
University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Pharmacy
Elahe Mahdavian

Elahe Mahdavian

Development Of Novel Anti-Cancer Agents
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Department of Computer Science
Eduardo Martinez-Ceballos

Eduardo Martinez-Ceballos

Regulation Of Mouse ES Cell Differentiation Into Neurons By Hoxa1
Southern University and A&M College, Department of Pathobiological Science
Teresa Murray

Teresa Murray

Newly Discovered Neural Receptor's Role In A_1-42 Pathogenesis Of Alzheimer's Disease
Louisiana Tech University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Adarsh Radadia

Adarsh Radadia

Point-Of-Care Microelectronic Diagnostics For Early Phase Rickettsial Infections
Louisiana Tech University
Seetharama D Satyanarayanajois

Seetharama D Satyanarayanajois

Role Of Extracellular Domain IV Of HER2 Protein In Cell Signaling
University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Pharmacy
Prerna Sethi Dua

Prerna Sethi Dua

Rule-Based Data Mining For Knowledge Discovery In Alzheimer´┐Żs Disease Using Microarray Databases
Department of Health Information Management
Maureen Shuh

Maureen Shuh

The Molecular Mechanisms Of Adult T Cell Leukemia Induction By HTLV-I Tax
Xavier University, College of Pharmacy
Tara Williams-Hart

Tara Williams-Hart

Assessment Of The Molecular Target Of Fusarochromanone And Its Analogues
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Department of Biological Sciences
Shizhong Yang

Shizhong Yang

Molecular Dynamics Simulation On The Interaction Between Domain I Of GK And Extracellular Domain IV Of UL20
Southern University and A&M College, Department of Computer Science
Kun Zhang

Kun Zhang

Enhancement Of MicroRNA Research Through Bioinformatics Tool Development
Xavier University, Department of Computer Science

Partner Institutes

LBRN Lead Institute

E. William Wischusen

Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

E. William Wischusen
NEED
  • 104 Life Sciences Bldg
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803

LBRN Primary Undergraduate Institutes

Theresa Bailey

Grambling State University

Theresa Bailey
Advancement and Economic Development Athletics Complex
  • GSU Box 4252
  • Grambling, LA 71245
Paul Sisson

Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Paul Sisson
Academic Affairs
  • One University Place
  • Shreveport, LA 71115
Stan Napper

Louisiana Tech University

Stan Napper
College of Engineering and Science
  • PO Box 10348
  • Ruston, LA 71272
Dan McCarthy

Southeastern Louisiana University

Dan McCarthy
Department of Chemistry and Physics
  • SLU 10878
  • Hammond, LA 70402
Wesley Gray

Southern University and A&M College

Wesley Gray
Department of Chemistry
  • PO Box 9716
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Ann Findley

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Ann Findley
Department of Biology
  • 700 University Ave
  • Monroe, LA 71209
Gene D'Amour

Xavier University of Louisiana

Gene D'Amour
Southeastern Louisiana University
  • 1 Drexel Drive
  • New Orleans, LA 70125

Committee Members

LBRN External Advisory Committee

Vincent McKoy (Chair)

Vincent McKoy (Chair)

California Institute of Technology
Tuajuanda Jordan

Tuajuanda Jordan

St Mary's College of Maryland
Jessica Kissinger

Jessica Kissinger

University of Georgia
Edward Mocarski

Edward Mocarski

Emory University
Harold Silverman

Harold Silverman

Emeritus, Lousiana State University

Former EAC Members:

Richard Hart

Richard Hart

The Ohio State University
John Quackenbush

John Quackenbush

Harvard School of Public Health

LBRN Steering Committee

K. Gus Kousoulas (Chair)

K. Gus Kousoulas (Chair)

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Urska Cvek

Urska Cvek

Louisiana State University Shreveport
Prescott Deininger

Prescott Deininger

Tulane University
Sumeet Dua

Sumeet Dua

Louisiana Tech University
Ann Findley

Ann Findley

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Wesley Gray

Wesley Gray

Southern University and A&M College, Dept of Chemistry
Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy

Southeastern Louisiana University
Stan Napper

Stan Napper

Louisiana Tech University
Jacqueline Stephens

Jacqueline Stephens

Pennington Biomedical Research Center / Louisiana State University
Michael Stubblefield

Michael Stubblefield

Southern University and A&M College
Connie Walton

Connie Walton

Grambling State University
Thomas Wiese

Thomas Wiese

Xavier Louisiana of Louisiana
Bill Wischusen

Bill Wischusen

Louisiana State University Biological Sciences