Education and Training

Data StreamThe program provides researchers and graduate students with training and use of bioinformatics tools and genomic resources to conduct original research to enhance basic, population, clinical and translational research at LSUHSC and beyond to improve human health and eliminate health disparities. Key to this effort is the interdisciplinary workshop in bioinformatics and genomics held biweekly and an interdisciplinary course in bioinformatics and genomics currently under development. The long-term goals is to develop a total package for graduate program in bioinformatics and genomics currently under development.

 

Postdocs

dr_hossain

Fokhrul Hossain, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Genetics and SSSCC (Miele Lab)

Research
Elucidation of the role of non-canonical Notch signaling pathways in cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) self-renewal triple negative breast cancer subtypes.

Phone: 504-210-2048
E-mail: fhossa@lsuhsc.edu

 

Graduate Students

dr_singleton

Ciera Singleton, Ph.D.
Student, Department of Genetics (Crabtree Lab)

Project
Discovery of and functional characterization of molecular markers and therapeutic targets in small cell lung cancer.

Phone: 504-568-2211
E-mail: csing5@lsuhsc.edu

dr_umrigar

Ayesha Umrigar, Ph.D.
Student, Department of Genetics (Tsien Lab)

Research
Rare mutations related to sensorineural hearing loss in the Louisiana Acadian population
Genomic and genetic health education to the general public

Phone: 504-568-2463
E-mail: aumrig@lsuhsc.edu

dr_wood

Kirsten Wood, Ph.D.
Student, Department of Genetics (Mandal Lab)

Project
Discovery and characterization of copy number variants in familial prostate cancer.

Phone: 504-568-6171
E-mail: kwood4@lsuhsc.edu