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Remembering the lives of Dr. Adrian Dunn and Dr. Brent Reed

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.

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Graduate Student of the Month for August

The August Graduate Student of the Month is Siyuan “Simon” Cheng.  Simon works in the lab of Dr. Xiuping Yu in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.  His dissertation project is titled, “The epigenetic changes involved in neuroendocrine prostate cancer development”. 

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Ishita Ghosh receives Research Distinction Award

Ishita Ghosh receives Spring Intra-mural Ike-Muslow Fellowship (Research Distinction Award) on her PhD dissertation titled: TLK1 phosphorylates RAD54 to promote homology-driven double strand break repair. The tenure of the fellowship commences July, 2021.

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Technology developed at LSU Health Shreveport played key role in COVID-19 vaccine development

KSLA 12 - Dr. Robert Rhoads, professor and emeritus chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Shreveport, developed key components of the mRNA over years of work. The vaccine uses messenger RNA, or mRNA, which essentially provides instructions to the body on how to fight the novel coronavirus.

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Contact the Department

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

Contact the PhD Program

Dr. Lucy Robinson, LSU Health Shreveport

Lucy Robinson, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate Program Director
lucy.robinson@lsuhs.edu

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