Principal Investigator


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 and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2013. He became the Weatherhead Professor-in-Residence in 2014 lives with his wife Lisa and their three children in the Weatherhead Residential College on the Tulane campus.

mooremj@tulane.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

J. Lowry Curley

Hometown: Slidell, LA
Ph.D. & M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2012
B.S. Materials Engineering
Clemson University, 2007

jcurley@tulane.edu

Graduate Members

Gary Catig

Hometown: Valencia, CA
M.S. Biomaterials Science
New York University, 2009
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, 2004

gcatig@tulane.edu
Parastoo Khoshakhlagh

Hometown: Rasht, Iran
M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2013
M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering
Iran University of Science & Technology, 2006

pkoshalk@tulane.edu
Ashwin Sivakumar

Hometown: Chennai, India
M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2013
B.S. Biomedical Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2012

asivakum@tulane.edu
Devon Bowser

Hometown: Seneca, SC
B.S. Bioengineering
Clemson University, 2013

dbowser@tulane.edu

Undergraduate Members

Conor Vickers

Hometown: Conifer, CO
B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2015 (Projected)

cvickers@tulane.edu
Clayton Ford

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI
B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2015 (Projected)

cford3@tulane.edu
Daniel Sazer

Hometown: Newton, MA
B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2015 (Projected)

dsazer@tulane.edu