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.
School of Graduate Studies
The School of Graduate Studies offers PhD degrees in five programs, an MS degree in Biomedical Science, and a combined MD-PhD degree program. Successful applicants can enter directly into one the five programs or can enter though the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in which student choose a mentor and program after the first semester. Students admitted into the PhD program receive graduate stipends and full tuition remission.
Working with supportive faculty mentors, our students are prepared to become biomedical scientists, contributing to advances in healthcare and biotechnology, and educators, training the next generation of basic scientists, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Christopher Pattillo, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, has received a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH for his five-year project, “Cellular Reductive State Regulates Arteriogenesis.”
Since July 1, 2018, 17 new research grants have been awarded to LSU Health Shreveport researchers, totaling more than $14 million dollars in funding.