Lab Group Members

Lab Director: Michael J. Moore, Ph.D.

Michael was born in Kimball, NE and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He received his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering shortly after marrying his wife Lisa. They then moved to Rochester, MN, where Michael attended the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He pursued PhD research in the development of a biodegradable spinal cord implant under the direction of Prof. Michael Yaszemski and Prof. Anthony Windebank, and completed his PhD in 2005. Dr. Moore then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted postdoctoral research in drug delivery for retinal neuroprotection under the direction of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT and Dr. Michael J. Young of the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moore joined the Tulane Biomedical Engineering faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2007. He and his wife Lisa and their three children live in the Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans.

Graduate Members  

Gary Catig

Hometown: Valencia, CA

M.S. Biomaterials Science

New York University, 2009

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering

Johns Hopkins University, 2004

J. Lowry Curley

Hometown: Slidell, LA

B.S. Ceramics and Materials Engineering

Clemson University, 2007

Elaine Horn-Ranney

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Tulane University, 2008

Parastoo Khoshakhlagh

Hometown: Rasht, Iran

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology - Iran, 2008

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering

Iran University of Science & Technology, 2006

Joseph Majdi

Hometown: Houston, TX

B.S., M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Tulane University, 2011 projected

Chris Rodell

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, and B.S. Physics,

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Tulane University, 2011 projected

Undergraduate Members  

Seth Figueroa

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

B.S. Biomedical Engineering & Mathematics

Tulane University, 2011 projected

Renee Huval

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Tulane University, 2011 projected

Keishondra Sampson

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

B.S. Chemistry

Xavier University, 2012 projected

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