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Dr. Roger Laine

That’s Very Funny, Dr. Laine

How one LSU researcher made some “funny” discoveries in his lab, ended up with 31 U.S. patents, a possible cure for cancer and is being inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors next week.




Yellow Cardinal

Birds of a Feather

Scientists have reconstructed the tree of life for all major lineages of perching birds, also known as passerines. LSU researchers led the massive project using 221 bird specimens from 48 countries.




Thomas Corbitt

Hello, Quantum Vacuum, Nice to See You

Thomas Corbitt, associate professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, and his team of researchers measure quantum behavior at room temperature, visible to the naked eye, as reported today in the journal Nature.




2018 Rainmakers

LSU Rainmakers 2018

These six outstanding scholars rained resources and research results on LSU in 2018.







Illustration of lungs

A Breath of Fresh Air for Pulmonary Research

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded more than $11.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to launch the Center for Lung Biology and Disease to augment research in the molecular and cellular immunological mechanisms of pulmonary diseases.




Jonathan Dowling and Ward Plummer

LSU Gears Up for Quantum Race

When China launched the world’s first quantum science satellite in August of 2016, Jonathan Dowling, LSU professor and Hearne Chair of Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, called it a “Sputnik moment.” Now scholars from across the U.S. will gather on LSU campus for a two-day workshop about quantum research.






Marsha Cole, Isiah Warner and Alicia Williams

The Chemistry of Diversity

Among the remarkable accomplishments of LSU Boyd Professor Isiah Warner, one stands out on a national scale. A few years into his tenure, Louisiana State University became the top producer of women and African-Americans with a Ph.D. in chemistry among all universities in the U.S. His students have a lot to say about him.



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