Traci GoodchildDirector, Cardiovascular Center Translational Core Laboratory; Associate Professor, Pharmacology at LSUHSC - New Orleans
Traci Goodchild received her B.A. in English from University of California, Santa Barbara and Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. In 2003, Dr. Goodchild started as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and rose through the ranks of Staff Scientist, Senior Scientist up to Principal Scientist at Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute, a contract research organization in Atlanta, Georgia. While at SJTRI, Dr. Goodchild served as Study Director where she successfully conducted numerous non-GLP and multiple GLP studies (and survived all FDA inspections) evaluating safety and efficacy of stem cells, medical devices and tissue-engineered bio-scaffolds for cardiovascular disease indications. In 2014, Dr. Goodchild moved from industry back into academia and currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Director of the Translational Core Laboratory within the LSUHSC – New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Since joining LSU, Dr. Goodchild has focused on generating small and clinically-relavent large animal cardiovascular disease models including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and peripheral artery disease. As a large animal translational laboratory, Dr. Goodchild has over 18 active projects including work in cardiac regeneration, mitochondrial DNA repair treatments, and development of a new drug-coated guidewire for use in cardiovascular interventions.