The overall laboratory research resources include the Section's laboratories and programs in collaborating laboratories in the Tulane University Health Sciences Center and at the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center.
In addition, interested second-year Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with investigators outside Tulane, such as the Hansen's Disease Center in Baton Rouge for those interested in mycobacteriology, and the Infectious Diseases Section at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for those interested in sexually-transmitted disease research.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Medical School has a number of basic scientists working on laboratory projects in mycology, bacteriology, molecular biology, vaccines, and virology which serve as suitable sites for supervised research experience.
The Tulane Regional Primate Research Center at Covington, Louisiana, offers several research opportunities in infectious diseases: malaria, microfilaria, simian AIDS (SAIDS), Lyme disease and other primate models of infectious diseases.
Second-year fellows are expected to participate in scholarly work, such as writing a manuscript for publication,an abstract or poster for a national meeting or presenting their research/project locally. This work may be from a specific case, chart or data review or laboratory research. When the opportunity arises, fellows are invited to co-author a book chapter with a faculty member. First-year fellows are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor who will supervise their research.
Fellows pursuing the MPH in their second year carry out a Capstone research project as part of their formal education exercises.