Kevin J. McCarthy

Kevin J. McCarthy, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Chair
Ph.D. 1987, Albany Medical College, Albany NY
Department of Pathology
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy
1501 Kings Highway
LSU Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, LA 71130
Phone: 318.675.4509
Fax: 318.675.8144
E-mail: kmccar2@lsuhsc.edu
Laboratory Website: http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/mccarthylab/mccarthylab.aspx

Research in our laboratory focuses on the role of cell surface proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans in mediating cell-matrix interactions of glomerular podocytes. The establishment of organized cell-matrix interactions are key and critical for homeostasis. Disruption of these interactions in diseases such as diabetes mellitus leads to the development of catastrophic sequeliae.