Welcome to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Physiology is the study of how biological systems perform their functions to maintain the steady-state internal environment of living organisms. We can study these processes at the genetic, cellular, organ system or whole-animal level. Our departmental name reflects the increasing application of molecular biology techniques in the understanding of physiological function. Understanding the basic concepts of physiological control of organ systems in the human body is key to identifying regulatory processes during organ dysfunction and disease states which, in turn, may elucidate a novel approach in therapeutic intervention.

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Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health Shreveport
Physical Address:
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone:  (318) 675-6011

Grand Rounds Calendar

Using CRISPRi to study the importance of Sigma Factor H on Mycobacteria marinum growth under simulated microgravity
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
Lynn Harrison, PhD

Professor
Department of Physiology
LSU Health Shreveport

Effects of low- and high-dose radiation on the heart and brain
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
Marjan Boerma, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Grand Round - Topic TBA
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
Oscar Gomez Torres, PhD

Visiting Scientist from Universidad Castilla
La Mancha, Spain

Nanotherapeutic-inspired interventions for the treatment of cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
Elvin Blanco, PhD

Assistant Professor
Nanomedicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist University

Heat Shock Factor 1 Dynamically Restructures the Yeast Genome
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
David Gross, PhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry
LSU Health Shreveport

Grand Round - Topic TBA
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
Veronica Galvan, PhD
Associate Professor
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of Aging; Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases; UT Health – San Antonio
Adapting to living on the edge: niche biogenesis mechanisms of bacterial pathogens
Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor, Room 201
SPEAKER:
Stanimir Ivanov, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
LSU Health Shreveport

Latest Department News

Bhuiyan Lab Group

LSU Health Shreveport researchers recently presented preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions that use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users.

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Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Molecular and Cellular Physiology