KTAL 6 - Southwood High School seniors get the opportunity to explore the medical field away from the classroom and in a lab with a mentor through the BioStart program at LSUHS.
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. For more information on pharmacology, please browse the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics website.
Graduate study in pharmacology emphasizes training in research design and implementation to prepare students for challenging careers in industry, government, and academia.
Career opportunities are vast within the field of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience. Many of our recent graduates have progressed to work as research scientists in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, forensic toxicologists, university faculty, patent attorneys and biomedical engineers. Our program offers an enrichment series that familiarizes students with career paths and opportunities, and provides the tools to successfully navigate graduate school and beyond.
We also offer many research opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and medical students.
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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:
Dr. Kenneth McMartin, LSUHS Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, received the 2023 Career Achievement Award from the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
KTBS 3 - Six students in the Biotechnology Magnet Academy (BTA) at Southwood High School are spending this semester conducting research at LSUHS. The interns spend three hours a day in a lab learning research methods and laboratory techniques.
The August 2023 School of Graduate Studies Student of the Month is Clifton Hacker in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience.
We congratulate our former BioStart program participants for their accomplishments at Regional and State Fairs demonstrating excellence in science and engineering!
The March 2023 School of Graduate Studies Student of the Month is Adesewa Akande in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience.
KTAL6 - Caddo Parish Schools and LSUHS have an academic partnership that introduces high school students to biomedical sciences as potential college and career pathways.
The October 2022 School of Graduate Studies Student of the Month is Maggie Mott in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience.
KSLA12 - Researchers and scientists who have been working with LSU Health Shreveport doctors to further their education finished out their summer program on Friday, July 29. Each of these students spent the past eight weeks practicing with with state-of-the-art equipment and resources under the leadership of their certified mentors and educators.
The Scientist - A new tool called PRISM draws on virus-host interactions and a DNA repair pathway to help researchers visualize how cellular stress may contribute to neurodegenerative disease.
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.