The October 2022 School of Graduate Studies Student of the Month is Maggie Mott in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience.
Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience
What is Pharmacology?
Pharmacology is a biomedical science devoted to studying the mechanisms and effects of drug action. Elucidating these mechanisms requires an understanding of the various basic and biomedical sciences, such as chemistry and biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. The study of pharmacology is unique, in that pharmacologists use drugs and other chemicals to explore complex cellular and subcellular processes not previously understood. For more information on pharmacology, please browse the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics website.
Graduate study in pharmacology emphasizes training in research design and implementation to prepare students for challenging careers in industry, government, and academia.
Career opportunities are vast within the field of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience. Many of our recent graduates have progressed to work as research scientists in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, forensic toxicologists, university faculty, patent attorneys and biomedical engineers. Our program offers an enrichment series that familiarizes students with career paths and opportunities, and provides the tools to successfully navigate graduate school and beyond.
We also offer many research opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and medical students.
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Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone: (318) 675-7850
Fax: (318) 675-7857
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KSLA12 - Researchers and scientists who have been working with LSU Health Shreveport doctors to further their education finished out their summer program on Friday, July 29. Each of these students spent the past eight weeks practicing with with state-of-the-art equipment and resources under the leadership of their certified mentors and educators.
The Scientist - A new tool called PRISM draws on virus-host interactions and a DNA repair pathway to help researchers visualize how cellular stress may contribute to neurodegenerative disease.
WKRG5 - Dr. Nicholas Goeders, Director of the Louisiana Addiction Research Center at LSUHS, responds to recent viral post about a fentanyl overdose from touching a dollar bill and shares the science on the matter.
We are saddened to share the news of the recent passing of two former School of Graduate Studies faculty members. The work of Dr. Dunn and Dr. Reed will live on through the countless students and post-docs that they taught throughout their careers. We extend our deepest sympathy to their families during this difficult time.
The May Graduate Student of the Month is Julie Tobin and she is a student in the lab of Dr. Ken McMartin.
Dr. Alan Kaye, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neurosciences at LSUHS has been chosen as the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Racz Excellence Award by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) given to one physician annually.
LSU Office of Research - While almost all research on addiction to stimulants (such as meth and cocaine) remains focused on dopamine and the body’s pleasure-and-reward system, a researcher at LSU Health Shreveport, Nicholas Goeders, took a different approach. Instead of reward, he looked at stress.
The December Graduate Student of the Month is Tyler Reekes. Tyler entered the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience in the summer of 2017. His dissertation project is titled, “Sex specific cognitive differences in age-related neurodegenerative diseases”.
PRNewswire — JanOne Inc. (Nasdaq: JAN), a company focused on developing treatments for conditions that cause severe pain and drugs with non-addictive, pain-relieving properties, today announced the appointment of Nicholas E. Goeders, Ph.D. to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Goeders is considered one of the world’s leaders on the role of stress in drug addiction.
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.