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.
Researchers from LSU’s Museum of Natural Science and the University of Kentucky have discovered the first new U.S. cavefish species in 40 years. The new eyeless cavefish is described from Indiana and named in part after the Indiana Hoosiers. The discovery was published in the open access journal ZooKeys, available at http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/7245/abstract/the-hoosier-cavefish-a-new-and-endangered. “I’m excited by… Read More
Animals incorporate a number of unique methods for detecting prey, but for the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus japonicus, it is especially tricky given the dark murky waters where it resides. John Caprio, George C. Kent Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU, and colleagues from Kagoshima University in Japan have identified that these fish are equipped… Read More
The LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, was recently selected by Intel Corporation as one of its Intel Parallel Computing Centers, or IPCC.
LSU students Brandon Oubre of Norco and Paxton Turner of Baton Rouge have been awarded the prestigious, nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, and Rachael Keller of West Monroe and Paul Koenig of Zachary received Honorable Mention.