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. Graduate study in pharmacology emphasizes training in research design and implementation to prepare students for challenging careers in industry, government, and academia. For more information on pharmacology, please browse the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics website.

We also offer many research opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and medical students.


Graduate Program Information

Read more about our graduate program in Pharmacology. The application period for the fall of 2021 is now open. The deadline to apply is January 31. Apply below or view our admission requirements here.



Administrative Staff

Darrell Cooley - Business Manager

Ty Martinez - Coordinator of Academic Area

Tanya Patterson - Administrative Assistant 4

Technical Staff

Lauryn Cain                 Robbie Dayton

Sarah Harold                Valeria Hebert

Courtney Keller, PhD   Kelsea Keys     

Xiaohui Ma, MD           Anna Ryder


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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

For information about our graduate program or summer internship programs, please contact:

Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD
Graduate Student Recruiter
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience
Phone: (318) 675-7850
Email: nicholas.goeders@lsuhs.edu

Ty Martinez, MBA
Academic Coordinator
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience
Phone: (318) 675-7851
Email: ty.martinez@lsuhs.edu

Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience

Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience