Guidelines for Preparation and Submission of Proposals: LSU Students

A total of up to sixteen awards (14-16 awards) will be available. Students are urged to select a mentor from the lists provided of Faculty within the SVM, Hansen’s Disease Center (located within the SVM), the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (located in Baton Rouge), the Tulane National Primate Research Center (located in Covington), or the LSU School of Public Health (located in New Orleans). It may be useful to contact several potential mentors. Do not limit these contacts to faculty you have had as instructors. Mentors who have active ongoing research programs will be able to help you develop and conduct your project. These projects are often a small part of an ongoing larger study in the mentor’s laboratory. It should be clear that the project will be done by you with help where needed. You will not be “just a lab helper”. There is a wide and diverse array of opportunities. Search the units’ web sites below and in the attached list for other potential faculty:

LSU SVM Departments

Comparative Biomedical Sciences 

Pathobiological Sciences

Veterinary Clinical Sciences


LSU Biological Sciences

National Hansen's Disease Program - Contact Dr. Richard Truman at 

Pennington Biomedical Research Center - Contact Dr. Jeffrey Keller at 

LSU School of Public Health - Contact is Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, PhD, MPH, MS at 

Tulane National Primate Research Center’s contact is Dr. Pyone Aye at