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Bazzano-Nelson, Florencia Ph D, MA

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    My main area of research is the history of art criticism from and about Latin America, especially the writings of Argentine Colombian art critic Marta Traba and the development of her practice in reference to Colombia and Latin America from the postwar period to the 1970s. Another important area of concern in my research has been the work of Latin American and Latino contemporary artists, in particular Argentine-born artist Liliana Porter, who has been active in New York since the 1960s. I am developing a third area of concern in contemporary art and art criticism in Latin/o American art with a special focus on environmental /ecological art.

Khismatullin, Damir Ph D

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    Background: bubble and drop dynamics and the dynamics of multiphase and multi-component systems (multiphase flow) including bubbly liquids, emulsions, suspensions, and polymer solutions. My Ph.D. thesis was completed under the guidance of and in the collaboration with Profs. Iskander Akhatov and Robert Nigmatulin, who are internationally-recognized leaders in multiphase flow and bubble dynamics. Research experience: interdisciplinary and collaborative. Since coming to the United States as a NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, I worked in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at BU (2000-2001), the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech (2001-2003), and the Departments of Biomedical Engineering at Duke and BU (2003-2008). This allowed me to establish collaboration with research groups in several different fields ranging from Mathematics to Medicine. Primary current interests: cellular biomechanics, medical ultrasound, thrombus rheology, and application of multiphase flow to biological systems. My work with Dr. Truskey (Duke University) gave me a great understanding and experience in modeling of biological systems and biological experimentation in vitro. One of the results of the collaborative work with Dr. Truskey is development of the first realistic 3-D computational model of deformable cell adhesion. Medical ultrasound and thrombus rheology research comes from my postdoctoral work at BU at 2000-2001 (supervised by Dr. Ali Nadim) and collaboration with leading researchers in physical acoustics (Drs. Ronald Roy and R. Glynn Holt). The main objective of my research activities is to integrate computational modeling, in vitro and in vivo experiments to improve understanding of the behavior of biological systems under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Paper citation index: According to Scopus and ISI Web of Science, my papers have been cited 186 times (about 10.3 per paper), as of January 2010, which is 2.47 times higher than the five-year period citations-per-paper impact score of Physical Review E (4.19), a first-ranking journal among those publishing original contributions in the field of fluid dynamics.

Chen, Yiping Ph D, MS

Hall, Benjamin Ph D

Inglis, Fiona Ph D

Mullin, David Ph D

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    1. Technologies for production of biofuels from cellulosic agricultural waste and novel methods for recovery of biofuels. 2. Discovery of new drugs for treating infectiouse diseases caused by bacteria in humans and animals. Antimicrobial agents, Development of technologies for producing advanced liquid biofuels from cellulosic agricultural waste products

Muneoka, Ken Ph D

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    Dr. Muneoka has studied limb regeneration for more than 25 years. Contributions include the sequential regeneration barrier model for inhibited regeneration potential in higher vertebrates, the development of the in vitro digit tip regeneration model in mouse, and most recently discovery of the role of bone marrow cells and BMP signaling in mammalian digit regeneration. His research has contributed to our understanding of limb regeneration in amphibians, and limb bud and digit regeneration in higher vertebrates.

Gonzalez, Richard Ph D, MA

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    Work currently in progress is focused on the development of new synthetic methods which can effectively be used in the preparation of supported metal catalysts. In particular, we have developed a new method of synthesizing supported metal catalysts with surface areas in excess of 1100 m2/g. These catalysts are being prepared using sol-gel processing. Major advantages of these catalysts over traditionally prepared supported metal catalysts by ion-exchange or impregnation methods include high mechanical stability, high resistance to sintering and deactivation, high surface areas, and superior acid properties. Variables which can affect the balance between pore size distribution and BET surface area are being studied in order to optimize metal exposure without comprising surface area.

John, Vijay DEngSci

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    A major project that I am now working on, is in the exploitation of lipid self-assembly to induce transcutaneous vaccine delivery. Vaccine development and needle free vaccine delivery is a grand challenge problem being addressed by researchers at the Medical School and at the Uptown Campus at Tulane, and I am privileged to be part of this group. Funding for my research comes from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Herman, Michael Ph D

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    My research program focuses on two main topics in theoretical chemistry. The first research area involves the development and testing of semiclassical approximations for the quantum evolution of complex systems. Semiclassical methods, which utilize information from classical trajectories to obtain approximate quantum mechanical energies, wavefunctions, transition probabilities, etc., provide computationally very useful procedures for calculations involving the motion of atomic and molecular systems. The second area investigates the manner in which solvents influence the vibrational frequencies and population relaxation in liquids and dense gases. These interactions are important because, for instance, the equilibration of vibrational populations plays a significant role in determining the response of condensed phase systems to external perturbations.

Clum, Gretchen Ph D

Codr, Dwight Ph D, MA

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    My book project focuses on the development of a speculative ideology in the eighteenth century. Specifically, I look at the evolution of"temporal ethics," specifically the discourse concerning the ethical implications of thinking about the future.

Sloan, Dauphine Ph D

Murphy, Laura Ph D

Mendoza, Martin Ph D, M.Phil

Samarasinghe, Stanley

Varela, Roberto Ph D, MS

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    Dr. Varela’s research focuses on the development of anxiety in youth with a particular emphasis on cultural, familial, and cognitive influences in this process. Current research examines 1) individual and contextual factors that serve to maintain maladaptive post trauma responses over long periods of time, and 2) the relationship between emotion processing and anxiety development from a cross-cultural perspective. Professor Varela has a special interest in the mental health of Latino youth and a component of his research involves data collection in Latin America.

De Buhr, Elke Ph D, MS

Priou, Alex MA

Zartner, Dana Ph D, JD, LLM, MA

Cunningham, Michael Ph D, MA

Nastasi, Bonnie Ph D, MS

Gotham, Kevin Ph D

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    Social Policy, Metropolitan development, Urban revitalization, Real Estate and Housing, Tourism, Disasters One research agenda I have examines the linkages between housing policies, mortgage markets, and the transformation of the U.S. real estate sector since the 1980s. This agenda also focuses on the causes and consequences of gentrification. A second research agenda focuses on the political economy of tourism. A third research agenda is a comparative historical analysis of the political, economic, and cultural effects of the recovery and rebuilding process in New York and New Orleans following the 9/11 disaster and devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. A fourth agenda explores the conceptual and empirical connections between urban trauma, resilience, and sustainable development

Dermody, Margaret Ph D

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    Dr. Dermody's research interest involve embedding technology in Educational systems and programs for student development. She has done extensive research surrounding a large federal grant on the needed dynamics for preparing secondary faculty and both inservice and current teachers in technology training. She also investigates and is interested in "Best Practice" methodology for literacy training in urban school settings.

Didier, Elizabeth Ph.D.