The July Graduate Student of the Month is Shripa Amatya. Shripa works in the lab of Dr. Diana Cruz-Topete in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology. Her dissertation project is titled, “A Dual Role of Glucocorticoid Signaling in Modulating Inflammation in Adipose Tissue”.
Shreveport Times - During a global pandemic which has literally taken the breath away of so many, LSUHS scientists and researchers have been working to increase the safety and efficacy of emergency ventilation. The Tidal Volume Monitor project is spearheaded by the LSUHS Device group.
Dr. Lynn Harrison, Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, is the recipient of the 2021 Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award for Basic Science.
Mansoureh Barzegar, Graduate Assistant in the Alexander Laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. The Chancellor’s Award is presented annually to an outstanding graduating student.
Gaganpreet Kaur, Graduate Assistant in the Harris Laboratory, won two awards at the 2021 Interactive Discoveries Education & Awareness of Science (IDEAS) Research Symposium.
Congratulations to Luke White and Naznin Sultana Remex!
The rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is becoming a national health crisis, identifying and treating its underlying causes is a critical health challenge. A team of scientists and clinicians at LSUHS had their groundbreaking findings published in the prestigious “Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association”.
Los Angeles Times - Scientists have found that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is capable of infecting two types of brain cells — neurons and astrocytes. Scientists have been trying to understand why and how it causes these issues in the brain, said study leader Diana Cruz-Topete, a molecular endocrinologist at LSU Health Shreveport.
Dr. Kim is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Changwon Park.
New research offers an up-close view of how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to the brain. The study helps explain the alarming array of neurological symptoms reported in some patients with COVID-19, as well as why some patients suffer severe neurological effects while others experience none at all.