Welcome to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Physiology is the study of how biological systems perform their functions to maintain the steady-state internal environment of living organisms. We can study these processes at the genetic, cellular, organ system or whole-animal level. Our departmental name reflects the increasing application of molecular biology techniques in the understanding of physiological function. Understanding the basic concepts of physiological control of organ systems in the human body is key to identifying regulatory processes during organ dysfunction and disease states which, in turn, may elucidate a novel approach in therapeutic intervention.


Graduate Program Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 / 21 Academic Year.

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Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health Shreveport
Physical Address:
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

Mailing Address:
PO Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone:  (318) 675-6011


Spring 2020 Seminar Series

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The Spring 2020 Seminar Series will begin on January 29. The scheduled speaker is Jeffery Chancellor, Ph.D. He is an Assistant Professor of Physics at LSU Baton Rouge.


Latest Department News

Bhuiyan Lab Group

LSU Health Shreveport researchers recently presented preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions that use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users.

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Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Molecular and Cellular Physiology