LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Department of Pharmacology Toxicology & Neuroscience, Graduate School Shreveport Louisiana, PhD, Masters, MD PhD, lab research, LSU Health Shreveport 



A major emphasis of the Department is in the areas  of neuropharmacology, neuroscience, and toxicology, with research in:
  • Molecular mechanisms in addiction: methamphetamine, cocaine, and alcohol
  • Leading edge technology in transgenic and gene vector approaches: CRISPR and optogenetics
  • Research in neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and ALS
  • Toxicology, kidney function, and therapeutic interventions
  • Molecular mechanisms in cancer


To find out more about summer research opportunities for undergraduates, click here!

Graduate Program Information
Click here for requirements and deadlines.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

For more information contact:
Dr. Nicholas Goeders at or Ty Martinez at








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Corie Robinson

Congratulations Corie!

Corie Robinson recently received a Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) Award from the Society of Toxicology. The Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) award enables outstanding doctoral students to pursue training in identified areas of professional/scientific development that are necessary for them to achieve their career goals but outside the immediate scope of their graduate training and research program. 


Congratulations Julie!

Ph.D. Candidate, Julie Dagenhardt successfully passed her dissertation proposal defense on September 20. 


Congratulations Madison!

Ph.D. Candidate, Madison Wynne El-Saadi successfully passed his dissertation proposal defense on June 6.

Courtney Jamison

Congratulations Courtney!

Ph.D. Candidate, Courtney Jamison successfully passed her dissertation proposal defense on September 28.

Kenneth McMartin

In the News

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth McMartin. Dr. McMartin has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at NIH. The BSC is a group of national toxicology experts that advises the NTP on its research and assessment directions. He will serve as chair through 2019.


In the News

View a special report by KMSS Fox 33 on Dr. Goeders' latest work with meth addiction. View part 2 here.

Check out Dr. Goeders' latest interview with 710 KEEL News here.