Louisiana Leads in Science that Changes Lives

From advanced radiopharmaceutical development to breakthrough diabetes treatments, innovative genome sequencing to cutting-edge water management research, Louisiana’s life sciences sector is impacting lives across the globe and strengthening the economy at home.

Read more about organizations and individuals who are establishing the state as a hub of research, collaboration and innovation – and creating new opportunities for life science investment along the way.

Life Science Leaders

A Resource Guide

Louisiana businesses, nonprofits and universities are making important advances in life sciences research and application. Read more about the organizations across the state who are impacting lives around the world.

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Life Sciences Media

Infectious Disease Infrastructure

Susanna Lamers, founder and CEO of BioInfoExperts in Thibodaux, uses “part biology, part computational science, part statistical analysis” to investigate the genetic code of viruses like COVID-19.

Living With Water

See how Louisiana is bringing together the expertise of academia, business and government to produce world-class resiliency projects on a $100 million, 35-acre riverfront Water Campus.

Tissue Engineering

Dr. Trivia Frazier, founder and CEO of Obatala Sciences in New Orleans, is advancing research in the fields of obesity, diabetes and regenerative medicine.

Louisiana: A leader in life changing science

For decades Louisiana’s life science community has built a thriving ecosystem bettering both humanity and the state’s economy. From advanced radiopharmaceutical development to breakthrough diabetes treatments to innovative genome sequencing, Louisiana's breadth of work distinguishes the state as a major contributor to advancements in life science.

The state is home to one of the world's largest academically-based nutrition research centers, the nation’s top-ranked liver transplant program, and one of only seven National Primate Research Centers in the country. Louisiana has long been known as a powerhouse for the energy and advanced manufacturing industries, but the life sciences sector has proven to impact the betterment of lives across the globe. The research, collaboration, and innovation happens right here in Louisiana.

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