The School of Graduate Studies welcomed 15 new PhD students to campus this week. Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research, shared, "Graduate school can be very stressful but it can also be very exciting because you are in the lab and you are making discoveries that no one has made before."
The School of Graduate Studies offers PhD degrees in five programs, an MS degree in Biomedical Science, and a combined MD-PhD degree program. Successful applicants can enter directly into one the five programs or can enter though the Interdisciplinary Graduate Admissions Portal (IGP) in which students choose a mentor and program after the first semester.
The School of Graduate Studies was established as part of the LSU Medical Center (known as LSU Health Shreveport today) in 1965, with degrees offered in five basic science departments. The first class was accepted in 1974 and the first PhD degree awarded in 1978. On March 25, 2004, the Louisiana Board of Regents approved administrative separation of the School of Graduate Studies in Shreveport from the School of Graduate Studies in New Orleans. The School of Graduate Studies in Shreveport was placed under the leadership of the LSUHS Chancellor in 2004. Dr. Sandra Roerig was appointed the first Dean of the school on April 1, 2004 and served in this role until her retirement in 2017.
Working with supportive faculty mentors, our students are preparing to become biomedical scientists, contributing to advances in healthcare and biotechnology, and educators, training the next generation of basic scientists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Learn more about our Student Achievement.
Dr. Lynn Harrison, Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, is the recipient of the 2021 Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award for Basic Science.
Mansoureh Barzegar, Graduate Assistant in the Alexander Laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. The Chancellor’s Award is presented annually to an outstanding graduating student.
KTAL/KMSS - A team of scientists and clinicians at LSU Health Shreveport made a groundbreaking discovery for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Dr. Karen Stokes said the new finding could be extremely impactful on Alzheimer’s disease because it will allow doctors to detect the disease early and monitor the progression better.
We had a great participation for our School of Graduate Studies 2021 Graduate Research Day. We want to congratulate all of our poster and presentation winners!
We are excited to announce that the paper "3D Printing for Bio-Synthetic Biliary Stents" is nominated for the 2020 Best Paper
Award from Bioengineering journal.
Congratulations to Dr. Arrigo De Benedetti, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dr. Nadejda Korneeva, Assistant Professor of Emergence Medicine, who have been awarded an intramural COVID-19 grant in amount of $50,000.
Rick Rowe, KTBS-3 News, talks to EVT Lab scientists and researchers at LSUHS about the work they are doing that is saving lives.
The Shreveport Times reached out to Professor Andrew Yurochko, Carroll Feist endowed chair of viral oncology and department vice-chair of microbiology and immunology, LSUHS, with the Emerging Viral Threat lab which began processing COVID-19 samples last Wednesday.
Zaki Al Yafeai, Dr. Celeste Wu, Dr. Shafiul Alam and Alexandre Do Couto E Silva were recognized as American Heart Association Fellowship recipients.
The July Graduate Student of the Month is Shripa Amatya. Shripa works in the lab of Dr. Diana Cruz-Topete in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology. Her dissertation project is titled, “A Dual Role of Glucocorticoid Signaling in Modulating Inflammation in Adipose Tissue”.
Ashton Jorgensen works in the lab of Dr. Hugh Nam in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience. Her dissertation is titled, “The Effects of Neurogranin on Atherosclerosis”.
Sudha works in the lab of Dr. Sumitra Miriyala in the Department of Cellular Biology & Anatomy. Her dissertation is titled, “Mitochondrial stress signaling during Ischemia/reperfusion injury in heart: Role of 4-Hydroxynonenal”.
Ryan Mackay, MD-PhD Student has been awarded an F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the NIH. The award is designed to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students who are in MD-PhD Programs.
Ishita works in the lab of Dr. Arrigo DeBenedetti in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Her dissertation is titled, “Enzymatic assays on Cholera toxin”. Ishita got an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta, Ballygunge Science College Campus