Dr. Graca Vicente serves as the Special Assistant to the Vice President and received her doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of California-Davis in 1990. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Bourgogne in France (1991), the University of Geneva in Switzerland (1991-1993), and ITQB (Research Institute) in Portugal (1993). She is Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemotherapy/Materials in the Department of Chemistry at LSU in Baton Rouge. Her research interests include the physiochemical and biological properties of new fluorescent porphyrin-based macrocycles and their development of for application in medicine--e.g. diagnosis, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) of cancer.
Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Director, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program
Bachelor's Degree(s): University of Aveiro, 1986
PhD: University of California Davis, 1990
PostDoc: Univ Bourgogne 1991, Univ Geneva 1992, ITQB 1993