Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health - Shreveport, Louisiana

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08/27/2021

Shripa Amatya, graduate assistant in the Cruz laboratory, will be representing the Physiology Department at the School of Graduate Studies Fall Welcome Day Student Talks. The talks will be Friday, August 27th from 2:15 - 3:45 pm in the Auditorium (1-400).

Shripa Amatya, graduate assistant in the Cruz laboratory, will be representing the Physiology Department at the School of Graduate Studies Fall Welcome Day Student Talks. The talks will be Friday, August 27th from 2:15 - 3:45 pm in the Auditorium (1-400).

Photos from Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology's post 08/24/2021

LSUHS Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences organized the first seminar of the CCDS Translational Series yesterday. Translation seminar series provides a platform to share both clinical and basic science research on cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Randa Eshaq, a postdoc in Dr. Harris Lab, and Dr. Akash Sheth, resident at LSUHS, are co-organizers of the series.
The seminar started with Dr. Zoya Mohammad, a resident at LSUHS, speaking about the clinical aspect of aortic valve disease. Following this, Dr. Nabil Rashdan, a postdoc in Dr. Pattillo Lab, talked about the basic science of aortic valve disease

08/19/2021
08/11/2021

We would like to welcome Chelsea Brown and Hope Truelove to the graduate program. Welcome to Physiology!

We would like to welcome Chelsea Brown and Hope Truelove to the graduate program. Welcome to Physiology!

08/04/2021
07/30/2021
07/12/2021

From LSU Health Shreveport
Graduate Student of the Month
The July Graduate Student of the Month is Shripa Amatya!

Congratulations Shripa Amatya!!

Our July Graduate Student of the Month is Shripa Amatya! Shripa started in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Fall of 2017. Since then, she has joined the lab of Dr. Diana Cruz-Topete. We hope you are excited to learn all about Shripa this month!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post 07/07/2021

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Photos from Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology's post 06/30/2021

Huge Congratulations to Dr. Richa Aishwarya. She successfully defended her dissertation. Her dissertation is titled as "Physiological Role of Sigmar1 in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Biology".
Well done, Richa !!! We are proud of you!

06/09/2021

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You can now follow the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology on Linkedin.

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Photos from Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology's post 05/21/2021

Just a few images from the commencement ceremony today. Congratulations everyone!

Mansoureh Barzegar Zaki Al Yafeai Adam Xiao

05/21/2021

Physiology's great day continues! Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Harrison! Dr. Harrison is the recipient of the 2021 Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award for Basic Science.

The Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award is given out each year to faculty who exemplify not only outstanding teaching, but also leadership and mentoring skills. Recipients are nominated and selected by students and peers.

Congratulations to Dr. Harrison!

Physiology's great day continues! Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Harrison! Dr. Harrison is the recipient of the 2021 Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award for Basic Science.

The Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award is given out each year to faculty who exemplify not only outstanding teaching, but also leadership and mentoring skills. Recipients are nominated and selected by students and peers.

Congratulations to Dr. Harrison!

05/21/2021

It's a great day for Physiology! Congratulations to Mansoureh Barzegar! Mansoureh is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. We are so proud of you!

It's a great day for Physiology! Congratulations to Mansoureh Barzegar! Mansoureh is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies. We are so proud of you!

05/19/2021

Congratulations Gaganpreet Kaur!

Gaganpreet Kaur, Graduate Assistant in the Harris Laboratory, won two awards at the 2021 Interactive Discoveries Education & Awareness of Science (IDEAS) Research Symposium. Ms. Kaur won the "Judge's Favorite Presentation Award" as well as the "Excellence in Health Literacy Award".

IDEAS is an event sponsored by the LSUHS Science Matters Interest Group with the purpose of bringing science to children in the Shreveport/Bossier community.

Science Matters - Shreveport

Congratulations Gaganpreet Kaur!

Gaganpreet Kaur, Graduate Assistant in the Harris Laboratory, won two awards at the 2021 Interactive Discoveries Education & Awareness of Science (IDEAS) Research Symposium. Ms. Kaur won the "Judge's Favorite Presentation Award" as well as the "Excellence in Health Literacy Award".

IDEAS is an event sponsored by the LSUHS Science Matters Interest Group with the purpose of bringing science to children in the Shreveport/Bossier community.

Science Matters - Shreveport

05/11/2021

Naznin Remex, junior student in Dr. Bhuiyan Lab, was awarded best poster presentation in the Junior Student category during the 2021 Graduate Student Research Day. Her poster was titled as " The Role of Sigma1 Protein in Lung Physiology". Congratulation Naznin. We are proud of you.

Naznin Remex, junior student in Dr. Bhuiyan Lab, was awarded best poster presentation in the Junior Student category during the 2021 Graduate Student Research Day. Her poster was titled as " The Role of Sigma1 Protein in Lung Physiology". Congratulation Naznin. We are proud of you.

05/11/2021

Luke White, senior student in Dr. Alexander Lab, was awarded best student talk during the 2021 Graduate Student Research Day. His talk was titled "Development and Performance Testing of the FALCON Emergency Ventilator”. Congratulation Luke!! We all are proud of you.

Luke White, senior student in Dr. Alexander Lab, was awarded best student talk during the 2021 Graduate Student Research Day. His talk was titled "Development and Performance Testing of the FALCON Emergency Ventilator”. Congratulation Luke!! We all are proud of you.

05/07/2021

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Timeline Photos 05/07/2021

The Graduate Research Day Poster Session is going on right now in the BRI Atrium.

Pictured from left to right: Luisa Delgadillo, Naznin Remex and Ryan Mackay.

The Graduate Research Day Poster Session is going on right now in the BRI Atrium.

Pictured from left to right: Luisa Delgadillo, Naznin Remex and Ryan Mackay.

05/05/2021
Photos from Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology's post 04/29/2021

Graduate Research Day will be Friday, May 7th. The Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology will be represented by Luke White (Student Talks) and Hemangini Dhaibar, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Talks). The talks will be from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Zadeck Center (G-221).

Study illuminates how COVID-19 worms its way into the brain 04/27/2021

Study illuminates how COVID-19 worms its way into the brain

News from the Cruz Laboratory!

Study illuminates how COVID-19 worms its way into the brain New research offers an up-close view of how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to the brain. The study helps explain the alarming array of neurological symptoms reported in some patients with COVID-19, as well as why some patients suffer severe neurological effects while others e...

04/23/2021

Congratulations to Ryan Mackay, Graduate Assistant in the Pattillo lab. He was recently awarded a F30 Fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for his project entitled, "Investigating a novel role for Top2a in R-loop resolution and in YM155 mechanism of action". The NIGMS fellowship is for applicants who are registered in a M.D./Ph.D. program.

Congratulations to Ryan Mackay, Graduate Assistant in the Pattillo lab. He was recently awarded a F30 Fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for his project entitled, "Investigating a novel role for Top2a in R-loop resolution and in YM155 mechanism of action". The NIGMS fellowship is for applicants who are registered in a M.D./Ph.D. program.

03/31/2021

Congratulations to Gaganpreet Kaur, senior graduate student in the Harris lab! She has recently received the following recognition.

Outstanding ePoster Award at Vascular Biology 2020

Graduate Poster Presentation Winner at the LSUS Regional Scholars Forum 2021

Regeneron Award at the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics conference 2021

Congratulations to Gaganpreet Kaur, senior graduate student in the Harris lab! She has recently received the following recognition.

Outstanding ePoster Award at Vascular Biology 2020

Graduate Poster Presentation Winner at the LSUS Regional Scholars Forum 2021

Regeneron Award at the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics conference 2021

[03/19/21]   Congratulation Adam Xiao! He's headed to UCLA for his residency!

03/19/2021

From LSU Health Shreveport

Graduate Student of the Month

The March Graduate Student of the Month is Gaganpreet Kaur!

Gaganpreet works in the lab of Dr. Norman Harris in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Her dissertation is titled, “The Structure and Function of the Endothelial Glycocalyx in Diabetic Retinopathy”. She received her MS from University of Birmingham in the UK Her work aimed to validate the use of zebrafish as an in vivo biosensor model for testing endocrine-disrupting chemicals. After graduation and completion of a postdoctoral fellowship, she plans to join a pharma/biotech company.

Congratulations, Gaganpreet!

From LSU Health Shreveport

Graduate Student of the Month

The March Graduate Student of the Month is Gaganpreet Kaur!

Gaganpreet works in the lab of Dr. Norman Harris in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Her dissertation is titled, “The Structure and Function of the Endothelial Glycocalyx in Diabetic Retinopathy”. She received her MS from University of Birmingham in the UK Her work aimed to validate the use of zebrafish as an in vivo biosensor model for testing endocrine-disrupting chemicals. After graduation and completion of a postdoctoral fellowship, she plans to join a pharma/biotech company.

Congratulations, Gaganpreet!

LSU Heath Researcher receives $750k NASA grant 03/18/2021

LSU Heath Researcher receives $750k NASA grant

Congratulations Dr. Lynn Harrison!

LSU Heath Researcher receives $750k NASA grant SHREVEPORT, La. - Dr. Xiao-Hong Lu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at LSU Health Shreveport, received a $750,000 grant from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Biological

Photos from Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology's post 02/25/2021

Today, Mansoureh Barzegar presented her final research seminar (as a graduate student) in Department of Physiology. Awesome job Dr. Barzegar!! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations on achieving your PhD. We all are very proud of you.

02/23/2021

We will have a special dissertation seminar on Thursday, February 25th at 10am! Senior graduate student Mansoureh Barzegar will virtually present her final research seminar. Please join to support her. Details of zoom meeting are below.
Good luck Mansoureh!

We will have a special dissertation seminar on Thursday, February 25th at 10am! Senior graduate student Mansoureh Barzegar will virtually present her final research seminar. Please join to support her. Details of zoom meeting are below.
Good luck Mansoureh!

02/22/2021

Due to inconsistent water pressure for sanitation or drinking purposes at the health sciences center, only students and staff involved in critical research, animal care or emergent and urgent patient care should return to the LSUHS campus for Monday, February 22. Students on non-clinical assignments should continue to do their work remotely.

Students involved in appointments regarding high risk patients, will be notified directly. If a student is unsure on if they should be present this Monday, they should contact their respective department or program director. Full scale clinic visits are not resuming at this time.

Photos from Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology's post 02/09/2021

Huge Congratulations to Mansoureh. She successfully passed her private dissertation defense!
Her dissertation is titled as "Identifying the protective mechanisms of human placental mesenchymal stem cells in ischemic stroke".
Well done, Mansoureh!!! We are so proud of you!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post 01/15/2021

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post

01/08/2021

We would like to welcome Dr. Art Yurdagul, Assistant Professor, to the Physiology department. Dr. Yurdagul earned his B.S degree in Molecular Biology at Louisiana Tech University in 2008. In 2016, he received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from LSU Health Shreveport, followed by postdoctoral training in Molecular Medicine at Columbia University. Welcome Dr. Yurdagul!

thelancet.com 01/05/2021

Human placental mesenchymal stem cells improve stroke outcomes via extracellular vesicles-mediated preservation of cerebral blood flow

Congratulations to Mansoureh Barzegar! Mansoureh has officially published her first-author paper from her Ph.D. work. Her paper is titled, " Human placental mesenchymal stem cells improve stroke outcomes via extracellular vesicles-mediated preservation of cerebral blood flow." Mansoureh is a member of Dr. Alexander's Lab. Awesome work Mansoureh!
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-3964(20)30537-5/fulltext

thelancet.com Together, our results demonstrated beneficial effects of hPMSC/EVs in experimental stroke models which could permit the rapid “translation” of these cells into clinical trials in the near-term.

12/22/2020

The Harrison Lab showed us all that a festive holiday gathering is still possible thanks to Zoom! I believe it's the department's very first socially distanced cookie decorating party.

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