March 24, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
Join Office of Undergraduate Research's Research Pathways Speakers Series to learn from Tulane faculty about how they became a researcher in their field, the struggles they faced, what it means to be a researcher, and how you can join the research mission of the university, even as an undergraduate.
This month's speaker is Dr. Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, Professor of Organic and Biochemistry in the School of Science and Engineering. Dr. Jayawickramarajah's research interests include nanobiotechnology, molecular recognition, and self-assembly.
Dr. Jayawickramarajah received his B.S. degree (with honors) in chemistry and a minor in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. He obtained a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. For his graduate work on molecular recognition and self-assembly of synthetic nucleic acid bases, he has received the Dorothy Banks Research Fellowship and The College of Natural Sciences Dean's Excellence Award. After completion of a postdoctoral stint at Yale University focusing on protein recognition and DNA self-assembly, he joined the faculty at Tulane (August 2007). Currently, his research focuses on the development of designer molecules that have the unique ability to undergo specific molecular recognition events in a stimulus responsive manner.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Please make your food selections here at least twenty-four hours in advance of the lecture. Lunch pickup will take place on the porch of Cudd Hall beginning one hour before the lecture. Thank you.