Robin Broussard

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Dr. Robin Broussard is the Director of the Office of Research Integrity at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

She assists the University research community with compliance to federal and state regulations and guidelines. Robin oversees development of policies, guidelines, inspections, forms and training for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee and Export Control Compliance.

She has research experience with recombinant DNA, cancer research models, cell culture and microscopy (SEM, TEM, and light). She is well-versed in regulatory requirements that impact researchers and actively assists them in navigating the requirements impacting their areas of research. 


B.S., 1988
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ph.D., 1993
University of Louisiana at Lafayette


  • Chen X, Schneider-Broussard R, Hollowell D, McArthur M, Jeter C, Benavides F, DiGiovanni J, and Tang DG. Abnormal differentiation, hyperplasia and embryonic/perinatal lethality in BK5-T/t transgenic mice. Differentiation 77: 324-334, 2009
  • Bhatia, B., Jiang, M., Suraneni, M., Patrawala, L., Badeaux, M., Schneider-Broussard, R., Multani, A.S., Jeter C.R., Calhoun-Davis T., Hu, L, Hu, J. Tsavachidis, S. Zhang, W., Chang S. Hayward, S.W., Tang D.G. Critical and distinct roles of p16 and telomerase in regulating the proliferative life span of normal human prostate epithelial progenitor cells. J. Biol. Chem. 283(41):27957-72, 2008. 
  • Bhatia, B., Multani, A.S., Patrawala, L., Chen, X., Calhoun-Davis, T., Zhou, J., Schroeder, L., Schneider-Broussard, R., Shen, J., Pathak, S., Chang, S., Tang, D.G. Evidence that senescent human prostate epithelial cells enhance tumorigenicity: Cell fusion as a potential mechanism and inhibition by p16INK4a and hTERT. Int. J. Cancer. 122(7):1483-95, 2008.
  • Patrawala, L., Calhoun-Davis, T., Schneider-Broussard,. R., and Tang, D.G. Hierarchical organization of prostate cancer cells in xenograft tumors: the CD44+ alpha2beta1+ cell population is enriched in tumor-initiating cells. Cancer Res 67(14):6796-805, 2007. 
  • Tang, D.G., Patrawala, L., Calhoun, T., Bhatia, B., Choy, G., Schneider-Broussard, R., Jeter, C. Prostate cancer stem/progenitor cells: identification, characterization, and implications. Mol. Carcinog., 46(1):1-14, 2007
  • Tang, D.G., Bhatia, B., Tang, S., Schneider-Broussard, R. 15-Lipoxygenase 2 (15-LOX2) is a functional tumor suppressor that regulates human prostate epithelial cell differentiation, senescence, and growth (size). Prostaglandins & other Lipid Mediators 82: 135–146, 2007.
  • Patrawala, L., Calhoun, T., Schneider-Broussard, R., Li, H., Bhatia, B., Tang, S., Reilly, J.G. , Chandra, D., Zhou, J., Claypool, K., Coghlan, L., and Tang, D.G., Highly purified CD44+ prostate cancer cells from xenograft human tumors are enriched in tumorigenic and metastatic progenitor cells. Oncogene. 25(12):1696-1708, 2006
  • Patrawala, L., Calhoun, T., Schneider-Broussard, R., Zhou, J-J., Claypool, K., and Tang, D.G. Side population (SP) is enriched in tumorigenic, stem-like cancer cells whereas ABCG2+ and ABCG2- cancer cells are similarly tumorigenic. Cancer Research. 65(14): 6207-19, 2005.
  • Rounbehler, R.J., Schneider-Broussard, R., Conti, C.J., Johnson, D.G. Myc lacks E2F1’s ability to suppress skin carcinogenesis. Oncogene. 20(38):5341-5349, 2001.
  • Wang, A.*, Schneider-Broussard, R.*, Kumar, A.P., MacLeod, M.C. and Johnson, D.G. regulation of BRCA1 expression by the Rb-E2F Pathway. J. Biol. Chem. 275(6):4532-4536, 2000. * These authors contributed equally to the work.
  • Pierce, A.M., Schneider-Broussard, R., Gimenez-Conti, I.B., Russell, J.L., Conti, C.J. and Johnson, D.G. E2F1 has both oncogenic and tumor-suppressive properties in a transgenic model. Mol. Cell Biol., 19(9):6408-6414, 1999.
  • Pierce, A.M., Gimenez-Conti, I.B. Schneider-Broussard, R., Martinez, L.A., Conti, C.J., and Johnson, D.G. Increased E2F1 activity induces skin tumors in mice heterozygous and nullizygous for p53. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA., 95:8858-8863, 1998.
  • Pierce, A.M. Schneider-Broussard, R., Philhower, J.L. and Johnson, D.G. Differential activities of E2F family members: Unique functions in regulating transcription. Molec. Carc., 22:190-198, 1998.
  • Schneider-Broussard, R., Felder, D.L., Chlan, C.A., and Neigel, J.E., Tests of phylogeographic models with nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in the stone crabs. Menippe adina and Menippe mercenaria. Evol., 52(6): 1671-1678, 1998.
  • Schneider-Broussard, R., and Neigel, J.E. A large subunit mitochondrial ribosomal DNA sequence translocated to the nuclear genome of two stone crabs (Menippe). Mol. Biol. And Evol., 14(2): 156-165, 1997.