The August, 2022 School of Graduate Studies Student of the Month is Anthony Domma in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
LSU Health Shreveport’s School of Graduate Studies prepares students to become biomedical scientists contributing to advances in healthcare and biotechnology, as well as educators equipped to train future generations of basic scientists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. The School of Graduate Studies offers PhD degrees in five programs, two Master of Science degrees, and a combined MD-PhD degree program. Successful applicants can enter directly into one of these programs, or PhD students can enter through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Admissions Portal (IGP). For students with broad interests who have yet to focus their research interests in a single area, the two-semester IGP provides them with the opportunity to complete core courses and lab rotations in any basic science department before deciding on a department and faculty advisor to supervise their research project and disseration.
- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, PhD
- Cellular Biology & Anatomy, PhD
- Microbiology & Immunology, PhD
- Molecular & Cellular Physiology, PhD
- Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience, PhD
CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL DISTINCTION TRACK
GRADUATE Research Day
FALL Welcome Event
The July Graduate Student of the Month is Jiyu Li and she is a student in the lab of Dr. Hong Sun.
The June Graduate Student of the Month is Md Imtiaz Khalil and he is a student in the lab of Dr. Arrigo De Benedetti.
The May Graduate Student of the Month is Julie Tobin and she is a student in the lab of Dr. Ken McMartin.
The April Graduate Student of the Month is Ryan Mackay and he is a student in the lab of Dr. Chris Pattillo.
The March Graduate Student of the Month is Julia Meyers and she is a student in the lab of Dr. Rona Scott.
The February Graduate Student of the Month is Susmita Bhattarai and she is a student in the lab of Dr. Manikandan Panchatcharam.
The January Graduate Student of the Month is Linda Rubio and she is a student in the lab of Dr. David Gross.
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”.
The November Graduate Student of the Month is Luke White. His dissertation project is titled, “Development and Experimental Validation of Emergency Ventilatory Strategies and Adjunctive Devices for Reducing Ventilator Induced Lung Injury”.
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES News
This year the LSUHS Foundation celebrated record-breaking fundraising with more than $500,000 raised in a single year from more than 100 sponsors. Funds help LSUHS recruit and retain top faculty, acquire cutting-edge technology and equipment, and support programs for students at all three LSUHS schools.
Dr. Randa Eshaq was awarded an International Society for Neurovascular Disease Travel Award at the 2022 conference.
Three students from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology receive special recognition and a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
New students in the School of Graduate Studies along with high school and college students participating in LSU Health Shreveport summer research programs enjoyed a fun summer afternoon of tie-dying white coats.
206 LSU Health Shreveport students representing the largest graduating class to date celebrated the culmination of hundreds of hours of academic accomplishment by graduating with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, or Doctorate degree on May 21, 2022. Dr. William F. Tate IV, President of LSU gave the keynote commencement address.
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 scientific accomplishments of Dr. Eric First and Dr. Shile Huang have been recognized by our institution. Each has been promoted to full Professor, effective July 1, 2022.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week was a week long celebration of our students in the School of Graduate Studies and included a Town Hall, along with wellness and social events.
The LSU Health Sciences Foundation of Shreveport hosted a Topping Out Ceremony celebrating the final structural beam being placed at the Center for Medical Education at LSU Health Shreveport on Wednesday, March 30. In addition, Ochsner LSU Health System announced an additional $8 million gift to the project.
Congratulations to Randa Eshaq, Megan Butler, and Naznin Sultana Rimi!
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.