Associate VC for research candidate’s presentation Aug. 16

Konstantin "Gus" Kousoulas
Konstantin "Gus" Kousoulas

Konstantin "Gus" Kousoulas, a candidate for associate vice chancellor for research, will make a public presentation at 3 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, room 212 (Unity Room). The presentation is open to faculty, staff and students.

Kousoulas, a virologist and biotechnologist, has led Louisiana State University's Division of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine since 2002. He also is director of the LSU-Tulane Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research, a National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence. Kousoulas has a bachelor's degree in physics from Fairleigh Dickenson University; and a master's degree in biophysics and doctorate in molecular and cellular biology, both from Pennsylvania State University. Kousoulas' CV is available at

Kousoulas is the fifth of six finalists for two associate vice chancellor for research positions. These new positions will play major leadership roles in helping UNL achieve research and economic development growth goals. One position will have campuswide general responsibilities for research development, growth and compliance. The other will focus on physical sciences and other research related to Department of Defense projects.

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