The Brain Science Group of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport is composed of basic scientists and clinicians who are devoted to three goals. First, we are driven to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that underlie addiction, neurodegeneration, epilepsy, and insomnia. Second, we seek to rapidly translate our findings from the lab to the bedside in order to improve the health and longevity of human beings. Third, we are committed to educate the next generation of basic scientists and medical doctors to carry out high quality, cutting edge research on diseases of the brain.
Figure 1: Aggregation of the Parkinson’s disease-associated protein alpha-synuclein.
Figure 2: Rat neuron visualized with green fluorescent protein.
Figure 3 (TH monoclonal IgG1): Tyrosine hydroxylase regulation in the substantia nigra may affect locomotor capabilities.