Dr. Sona Vasudevan, is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She also serves as an adjunct senior bioinformatics scientist for Protein Information Resource (PIR) and directs the dual-degree program (MD/MS) in systems medicine, a program she created. Her expertise is in structural biology, structural bioinformatics, homology modeling, protein-ligand interactions, antibody-antigen interactions, drug-discovery and systems medicine.
Dr. Raul Andino studies several processes of the replication cycle of RNA viruses, including the mechanism of RNA replication, expression, and RNA packaging. His lab has also developed a method of adapting positive-stranded RNA as a vaccine vector to express antigenic determinants derived from diverse pathogens.
Dr. Gus Kousoulas is an Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development at LSU. Dr. Kousoulas joined the LSU faculty in 1988 and became full professor in 1994. He is currently professor of virology and biotechnology at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, with adjunct appointments at the LSU Department of Biological Sciences, LSU College of Science and the the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and the LSU Health Sciences Center’s Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center in New Orleans. He also holds an appointment in the School of Animal Sciences at the LSU AgCenter, and he is an affiliate member of the Tulane National Primate Research Center located in Covington, La.
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