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Anne-Marie Jacob Job, PhD  (she/her/hers)

1440 Canal Street, Suite 939
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-3290

Dr. Anne-Marie Job serves as Director of Research Proposal Development at Tulane University. She draws from her own experience in biomedical research, scientific writing, and proposal development to assist faculty in the preparation and submission of complex federal grant proposals for large, multi-investigator research programs or centers, primarily in the areas of medicine, public health, engineering, and physical, biological, and social sciences. Dr. Job holds BSE, MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University.


Katie Carzoli, PhD
Assistant Director
1440 Canal Street, Suite 939
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-3292

Dr. Katie Carzoli is the Assistant Director of Research Proposal Development dedicated to assisting faculty in the preparation and submission of large, multi-investigator grants (e.g., program projects, center proposals, U awards). She holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Florida State University, joining our team after the completion of two postdoctoral positions at LSU Health Sciences Center. Katie’s background in research and time spent as a freelance editor in the life sciences and medicine remains an asset in providing Tulane faculty with comprehensive support for the development of team science grant proposals.


Loula Burton, MA
1440 Canal Street, Suite 939
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-3295

Ms. Loula Burton serves as Editor for the Office of Research Proposal Development. She assists the Director and Officers with assembling, editing, and proofreading all components of grant proposals. She also manages the annual Health Sciences Research Days and edits manuscripts for Tulane faculty as time allows. Loula has been in the Office of Research since 2010, and previously served as Editorial Assistant for Peptides, an Elsevier journal. She holds an MA in Linguistics from LSU.


Carter A. Lea, PhD  (they|them|theirs)
Research Proposal Development Officer
School of Science & Engineering
6823 St. Charles Avenue

Dr. Lea is the Research Proposal Development Officer for Science & Engineering and Liberal Arts. They hold a B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Ecology & Biodiversity from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and have received research grants from organizations and agencies in the US, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition to science, they have professional interests in graphic and information design.


Rebecca Gonzales, MLIS  (she/her/hers)
Research Proposal Development Officer
1440 Canal Street, Suite 939
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-8637

Rebecca Gonzales assists faculty from all disciplines with the preparation and submission of federal grant proposals for research funding. She has several years of experience providing administrative coordination and editorial support in pre- and post-award roles in basic, clinical, and translational research projects. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.


Sarah Melvin, MSPH
Team Biostatistician
1440 Canal Street, Suite 939
New Orleans, LA 70112

Sarah Melvin is our team Biostatistician. In this role, she assists faculty with calculating sample sizes, conducting power analyses, and developing methods for federal research proposals. Sarah holds an MSPH in Biostatistics from the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and plans to pursue a PhD. She brings additional proposal development experience to the team from her work with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South and the Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) Research Network. Sarah also holds a license in nursing and served for eight years as a nurse on a cardiac unit earlier in her career.


Eithne OBrien
Research Proposal Development Officer
School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., Rm. M004
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-5461

Eithne OBrien serves as the Research Proposal Development Officer for the School of Medicine. She brings over 15 years of experience in pre- and post-award management from schools such as Harvard University and University of California - Berkeley. She has extensive experience with both the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation.


Sara Slaughter, MFA  (she/her/hers)
Research Proposal Development Officer
Tulane National Primate Research Center

Sara Slaughter serves as Research Proposal Development Officer for the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC). She has worked at Tulane for over 10 years in research communications and pre- and post-award management. Sara assists TNPRC faculty and affiliates with proposal preparation and submission in the areas of immunology, bacteriology, molecular biology, neurobiology, pathology, parasitology, virology, and resource development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Vassar College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College.


Nicholas Winningkoff  (he/him/his)
Administrative Program Coordinator
1440 Canal Street, Suite 939
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-8636

Nicholas Winningkoff serves as the Administrative Program Coordinator for the Office of Research Proposal Development. In this role, he provides administrative support to the department by coordinating and organizing meetings, assisting with document requests and submissions, preparing purchase requisitions, and performing corporate card reconciliations. Nicholas holds a BA in Sociology from St. Edward’s University.