School of Graduate Studies

We are more than a School ... We are a Family.

At LSUHS School of Graduate Studies we prioritize creating an inclusive atmosphere to support and empower our graduate students. We understand the unique challenges that students may face while pursuing their academic and career goals. Our commitment to fostering a supportive environment sets us apart and ensures that everyone feels included, supported, and able to thrive.

We prioritize Wellness.

We prioritize the well-being of our graduate students by offering numerous resources, workshops, and programs that focus on physical and mental health, stress management, and overall well-being. In addition, the Fall of 2023, we are opening a new Fitness Area for our campus. This area will consist of 15,590 square feet dedicated space to the physical wellness of everyone on campus.
The 1st floor area will include 2 dedicated areas for free weights and a state-of-the-art lifting station as well as a large area for circuit training, 2 studio rooms with wood floors for yoga, dance, spin classes (13 spin bikes), etc., a multi-activity gym for basketball, volleyball and special events, and male and female locker rooms with showers, dressing area and daily use lockers. The 2nd floor cardio area will overlook the multi-activity area and will house 34 units of cardio workout equipment with each unit having its own dedicated ethernet line for a personalized experience while working out. It will also house 3 meditation / quiet rooms that will be equipped with virtual reality guided meditation headsets. Further, a Teaching Kitchen on the ground floor will provide evidence based nutrition education and hands-on culinary instruction for on campus students, residents, faculty and staff as well as community outreach. Student wellness is integral to our mission to Teach, Heal and Discover.

Who you are Matters.

At LSU Health Shreveport, we firmly believe that a supportive atmosphere is crucial for nurturing a culturally diverse, inclusive, and productive academic community. We are dedicated to creating an environment where our graduate students can pursue their passions, achieve their academic goals, and enjoy a fulfilling life, all while feeling supported every step of the way. Join us and find your space where you belong in higher education!

Student Resources   

We want your transition to campus to go as smooth as possible, so we have included resources below to assist you along your way! This isn't a complete list of everything available in our area, but we hope that you will find it helpful.


Victoria Filloon

Katelyn Parrish

Tashawna Esmond

Social Chair
Deirdre Thornton

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Representative
Luke Cui

Cellular Biology and Anatomy Representative
Bilkis Akhter

Microbiology and Immunology Representative
Haniel Nkadi

Molecular and Cellular Physiology Representative
Nilu Dhungel

Pathology and Translational Pathobiology Representative

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience Representative
Bo Wood

President Emeritus
Ashley Wilkins

Graduate Students

Services, Resources, Information

Graduate Students

Services, Resources, Information