Welcome to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Shreveport is dedicated to two central goals. First, we investigate the fundamental molecular mechanisms that enable cells and organisms to grow, reproduce, and interact with their environment. The knowledge gained from our studies will deepen our understanding of biology, generate novel reagents and products, and, most importantly, improve human health. Our research is focused on solving major problems in human disease, primarily cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative and genitourinary diseases. Second, we train the next generation of scientists, which includes graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and under-graduates. Our faculty members have research programs in cancer biology, cell signaling, regulation of gene expression, and neuroscience. Our students are challenged to address fundamental mechanistic questions in these areas.

Graduates from our PhD program will have developed the skills to identify important research problems, plan appropriate experimental approaches, communicate their research results and their significance both orally and in written form, and publish their results in high impact journals. One measure of our success is that graduates from our program have obtained postdoctoral positions in prominent labs, faculty positions, leadership positions in academia, and jobs in industry.




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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.


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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phone: (318) 675-5160
Fax: (318) 675-5180
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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

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Dr. Lucy Robinson, LSU Health Shreveport

Lucy Robinson, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate Program Director