Meet Our Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience Researchers
A major emphasis of the Department is research in the areas of neuropharmacology, neuroscience, and toxicology. Visit the labs below to learn more about their research.
Faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students meet regularly to discuss research findings and new developments in pharmacology, toxicology and neuroscience. Seminar speakers include students and faculty from the department, invited faculty from LSU Health Shreveport departments and scientific experts from outside the institution.
Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research (SUPER)
Goeders Lab - Neuropsychopharmacology of addictive disorders
Nam Lab - Neuropharmacology of alcoholism and psychiatric disorders, Neuroproteomics
Lu Lab - Molecular Genetics, Neuropsychopharmacology, and Therapeutic Genome Editing for Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders
McMartin Lab - Toxicology, kidney function, and therapeutic interventions
Murnane Lab- The etiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, neurobiology, and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system (CNS)
Salinas Lab - Neurobiology of alcohol & substance use disorders, neuromodulators, neurodegenerative disorders, synaptic plasticity
Zhao Lab - Molecular mechanisms in cancer
Schmoutz Lab - Behavioral neuropharmacology of zebrafish models of neuropsychi atric disorders
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
For information about our graduate program or summer internship programs, please contact:
Important Research Links
- Office of Research
- School of Graduate Studies
- Research Core Facility
- Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
- Center for Brain Health
- Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
- American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
- Society of Toxicology
- Society for Neuroscience
- American Association for Cancer Research
- The College on Problems of Drug Dependence
- American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
- American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
Biostart Program for High School Seniors
Our Department has coordinated the BioStart Program successfully since 2009, introducing high school seniors from Southwood’s Biotechnology Academy to hands-on, intensive laboratory research. Students conduct research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor involved in translational and clinical research at LSU Health Shreveport. The primary purpose of the BioStart program is to increase the quality and quantity of area graduates in the medical, biotechnology and life sciences fields with the expectation that many of these students will continue on to earn advanced degrees and participate in the regional workforce as medical professionals, research scientists, teachers and technicians. For more information, please visit Southwood's website.
Other research internships
LSU Health Shreveport Medical Students Research Program - For more information, please visit the Student Affairs webpage.
Faculty Sponsored Summer Research - Contact individual faculty members to determine availability.
Louisiana Biomedical Research Foundation (LBRN) - For more information, please visit the LBRN website.
Office of Diversity Affairs
In addition to our departmental undergraduate program, high school and undergraduate students also have the opportunity to explore research through various programs offered at LSU Health Shreveport. Learn more.
Student worker positions - To apply for a position, please visit the application page.