LSU’s Brent Christner and Colleagues Document the Existence of Microbial Life Below the Surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in Nature Publication In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and planets elsewhere in the solar system, LSU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brent Christner and fellow… Read More
LSU Professor’s Research on Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking to be Published in Scientific Journal
LSU Sociology Professor Samuel Stroope is the lead author of a new study, “Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking among Older Mexican American Men,” that will appear in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Stroope – and co-authors at Baylor University and the University of Texas Medical Branch – found that older Mexican-American men are… Read More
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander announced the creation of the LSU Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center, which will pursue major federal and commercial research projects in applied technology fields. Initially, the TTCRC will be funded in part by the State of Louisiana and LSU in a challenge… Read More
Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana is one of six states to receive $3.25 million from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). A total of nearly $18 million will be awarded to three regional partnerships that will collaborate on science and engineering research, education, and outreach to accelerate progress on… Read More
The pilot phase of the LSU LIFT2 Grant Program has concluded, and 15 grants totaling $500,000 will be awarded to support proof of concept innovations. The LIFT2 grants will support projects ranging from a number of disciplines from all five of LSU’s research campuses.
The LSU-Tulane Center for Biomedical Research Excellence-Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research was established in 2004 and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences with approximately $22 million from 2004-2015. After a national competition, the center has been funded with an additional $6 million from 2014-2019 for… Read More
On Thursday, June 19, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined leaders from higher education systems across Louisiana to sign HB 1033 by Speaker Chuck Kleckley to create a new higher education workforce incentive initiative and increase higher education funding by dedicating $40 million to better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.
Jacob Esselstyn, curator of mammals at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science, was part of a research team that discovered a carnivorous water rat in central Indonesia. The species was previously known only to local people in the western highlands of Sulawesi Island, and has been used as a talisman by area residents to protect homes… Read More
A decadeslong fight over cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated riverbeds has posed a difficult question: how to safely remove enough toxic material from New Jersey’s Passaic River to fill two MetLife Stadiums.