2018 Graduation
Graduate Students 



The School of Graduate Studies held the annual Graduate Research Day on Friday, November 3rd. All of the graduate students and postdocs did a tremendous job of presenting their research in both poster and oral presentations. Please join me in congratulating Ayesha Umrigar and Kirsten Termine who won first and second place for their posters. Additionally, Dr. Diptasri Mandal was awarded this year’s Jack Hines Award for Outstanding Service to the Graduate School. 


L to R: Kirsten Termine, Dr. Diptasri Mandal, Ayesha Umrigar

Program Information
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Graduate Programs in Human Genetics

The Department of Genetics is one of six Basic Science departments at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). The Genetics Department is located on the sixth floor of the Clinical Sciences Research Building, .a state-of-the-art research facility.

The Department of Genetics offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Genetics and participates in the Masters of Biomedical Sciences program.  The department has outstanding faculty, researchers, and community educators that can cut across disciplines to fulfill our mission to provide state of the art education, research, and community outreach, in the area of genetics.

Graduation 2018


 Kayla Beale Fuselier (center) is hooded as she receives her Ph.D., by her mentor, Dr. Ed Grabczyk

during the LSUHSC 144th Commencement on May 17, 2018.

Graduate Students


Back row (left to right): Jennie Lacour, Ayesha Umrigar, and Ciera Singleton

Front row (left to right): Jorge Peñas, Nicholas Fried, Phaethon Philbrook, and Kristina Larter

Graduate Student Research Day 2017

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Jennie Lacour, Graduate Assistant                                           Dinh-Van Tran, Graduate Student

Mentor: Dr. Edward Grabczyk                                                  Mentor: Dr. Diptasri Mandal


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Kirsten Termine, Graduate Assistant                                        Ciera Singleton, Graduate Assistant

Mentor: Dr. Diptasri Mandal                                                      Mentor: Dr. Judy Crabtree