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LSU Health Shreveport
Molecular & Cellular Physiology
BRI Room F4-23
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103

Office: (318) 675-6974
Lab: (318) 675-6975
Fax: (318) 675-6005

Christopher B. Pattillo, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Bachelor of Science, Biophysics (2001) - Centenary College of Louisiana
Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering (2004) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis
PhD, Engineering (2007) - Temple University
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012) - Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport



May 2019, Boston, MA - The Pattillo Lab attended the 2019 ATVB Vascular Discovery meeting and presented two posters. Dr. Shrestha presented a poster titled "Antioxidant Glutathione Regulation of Pro-angiogenic Immune Factors During Ischemia." Dr. Rashdan presented a poster titled "Glutathione Regulates Arterial Calcification via Altered Matrix Remodeling." Well done everyone!


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February 2019 - The Pattillo lab was awarded an NIH R01 award for 5 years. This work focuses on the role of glutathione in shear mediated arteriogenesis. Congratulations Team!


May 2018, San Francisco, CA - Dr. Shrestha was awarded a travel award for Young Investigators from the ATVB/PVD council at the AHA conference for a second year in a row. Congratulations Bee!


May 2017, Minneapolis, MN - Dr. Shrestha was awarded a travel award for Young Investigators from the ATVB/PVD council at the AHA conference. Congratulations Bee!



Arteriogenesis is the process that occurs when small caliber arterioles become larger and capable of carrying much more blood flow. This process usually occurs due to increased shear rates in the arterial tree. Our R01 is focused on the effect that glutathione plays on proteins involved in the process of arteriogenesis. Preliminary data suggest that protein glutathionylation may play a role in both the inflammatory and the cellular signaling cascades responsible for artery remodeling.


Selected Publications

  1. Prasai PK, Shrestha B, Orr AW, Pattillo CB. Decreases in GSH:GSSG activate vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) in human aortic endothelial cells. Redox Biol. 2018 Oct;19:22-27. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2018.07.015. Epub 2018 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 30096614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6086407.
  2. Shrestha B, Prasai PK, Kaskas AM, Khanna A, Letchuman V, Letchuman S, Alexander JS, Orr AW, Woolard MD, Pattillo CB. Differential arterial and venous endothelial redox responses to oxidative stress. Microcirculation. 2018 Oct;25(7):e12486. doi: 10.1111/micc.12486. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 29923664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6226026.
  3. Kolluru GK, Prasai PK, Kaskas AM, Letchuman V, Pattillo CB. Oxygen tension, H2S, and NO bioavailability: is there an interaction? J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jan 15;120(2):263-70. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00365.2015. Epub 2015 Sep 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 26384410.

Complete List of Publications



Bandana Shrestha Ph.D.

My focus is investigating the role of oxidative state in regulation of macrophage activation during ischemia and associated angiogenesis.

If not working or working out, you’ll find me enjoying a good read, in a food coma, or chasing the wind on my Ninja!


Nabil Rashdan Ph.D.          

Nabil has a B.S. in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, a M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Physiology, and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. Nabil's research experience has primarily focused on vascular physiology and in particular the role of fluid shear stress and in mechanisms of mineralization. Nabil's current focus is the role of glutathionylation on the regulation of endothelial physiology, specifically VEGF receptor signaling.

An avid cloner, Nabil enjoys generating novel probe and reporter vectors.


Sharon Li

Sharon's work focuses on the influence of glutathione levels on chemotherapeutic resistant tumors.

A Senior at Caddo Magnet High School, Shreveport, LA


Larsen Jennings

Cancer cell chemotaxis.

A Senior at Caddo Magnet High School, Shreveport, LA


Previous Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ph.D. Students

Priya Gopalakrishnan  Ph.D.

Priya's research in the lab centered on the redox regulation of VEGFR2 signaling.

At UNC Chapel Hill as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Loeser Lab.


Undergraduate Students

Harry Lee Hooker III

Harry's project focused on the regulation of macrophage polarization through glutathione manipulation. This work was funded through an R25 awarded from the NIH.

A student at Grambling State University, Grambling, LA


Sunjay Letchuman


A student at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Amir Kaskas


A student at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA


Ankur Khanna


A student at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Vijay Letchuman


A student at UMKC School of Medicine 6 year B.A./M.D., Kansas City, MO 


Lab Opportunities

Post-doctoral Fellows

While we are not currently recruiting Post-doctoral Fellows, quality candidates will always be considered.  To enquire about opportunities, contact Dr. Pattillo at

Graduate Students

Graduate students interested in conducting research in the Pattillo lab should review the current laboratory research directions and contact Dr. Pattillo at

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate students who would like to develop scientific laboratory skills. To enquire about opportunities, contact Dr. Pattillo at

Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows

The Pattillo laboratory has a number of research projects available for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows. Those interested should contact Dr. Pattillo at for more information.

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