LSU Health Shreveport, Pharmacology Faculty, Nicholas Goeders PhD, Kenneth McMartin PhD, Addiction research, genetic research, glycols research, cancer research, Shreveport pharmacology research, louisiana toxicology research, shreveport neuroscience research




Faculty and Research Interests

Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience Faculty    

Nicholas E. Goeders, Ph.D., Professor and Head
Neurobiology of drug reinforcement using intravenous and intracranial drug self-administration.  
Michelle Carroll Turpin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor  
Ronald L. Klein, Ph.D., Professor
Gene transfer to the brain for the purposes of gene therapy and other types of functional studies. 
Xiao-Hong Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Combining genetics and pharmacology to develop neurocircuit selective therapy for neuropsychiatric disorders.  
Kenneth E. McMartin, Ph.D., Professor
Metabolism and toxicity of alcohols and glycols; renal toxicology; renal vitamin transport.  
Hyung W. Nam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Neuropharmacology of alcoholism and psychiatric disorders, neuroproteomics.  
Sandra C. Roerig, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of Graduate School
Signal transduction in spinal opioid and adrenergic agonist interactions; analgesia and tolerance.  
Christopher Schmoutz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Neuroendocrinology, behavioral neuroscience, drug addiction, neurochemistry.  
James H. Zavecz, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Mechanism(s) responsible for the cardiovascular dysfunction associated with liver disease.
Yunfeng Zhao, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Oxidative stress, antioxidants in cancer prevention and treatment. 

Jointly Appointed Faculty

Elizabeth Disbrow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology
Neuropsychological and motor testing, Human and non-human electrophysiological recording, Functional Brain Imaging.
Donard S. Dwyer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Nuclear translocation events relating to gene activation and neuronal differentiation.
Nadejda Korneeva, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Effect of opioids on translational pathways in brain.
Nancy Leidenheimer, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The function, trafficking and degradation of GABA A receptors, with particular emphasis on their regulation by protein phosphorylation.
John Vanchiere, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Stephen Witt, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Alpha Synuclein and Parkinson’s disease; alpha synuclein and melanoma; vesicle trafficking; molecular bases of disease.
Hai Sun, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery