Summer research internship opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research (SUPER)

The Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience offers an eight-week summer research program for domestic undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacology. Students participate in laboratory research experiments and attend weekly lectures on topics that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs. The SUPER Program is funded by the ASPET/SURF, Society of Toxicology, LSU Health Sciences Foundation and the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience.

To Apply:

Students must submit an application, unofficial college transcript, and a brief personal statement of why you would like to participate in this internship program. Students must also ensure that one letter of recommendation is submitted. All letters of recommendation must be either emailed or mailed directly from the author. All applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.

Application Deadline for SUPER/SURF Summer 2020: March 22, 2020

The SUPER application for the summer of 2020 will be available on December 1, 2019.

Other research internships

LSU Health Shreveport Medical Students Research Program - For more information, please visit the Student Affairs webpage.

Faculty Sponsored Summer Research - Contact individual faculty members to determine availability.

Louisiana Biomedical Research Foundation (LBRN) - For more information, please visit the LBRN website.

Office of Diversity Affairs
In addition to our departmental undergraduate program, high school and undergraduate students also have the opportunity to explore research through various programs offered at LSU Health Shreveport. Learn more.

Important Research Links

Office of Research

School of Graduate Studies

Research Core Facility

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Center for Brain Health

Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Society of Toxicology

Society for Neuroscience

American Association for Cancer Research

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Seminar Schedule

Faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students meet regularly to discuss research findings and new developments in pharmacology, toxicology and neuroscience. Seminar speakers include students and faculty from the department, invited faculty from LSU Health - Shreveport departments and scientific experts from outside the institution.

Click here for a copy of the full Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule


Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and 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:

Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD
Graduate Student Recruiter
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Phone: (318) 675-7850

Ty Martinez
Academic Coordinator
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Phone: (318) 675-7851