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 and the Gene Therapy Program share the sixth floor of the Clinical Sciences Research Building.

The seven-story (200,000 square-foot) building is a state-of-the-art research facility that was dedicated in October 2000 and named in October 2001 in honor of the late Dr. Mervin L. Trail, our former Chancellor.

The Department of Genetics offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Human Genetics. On average, there are 12-16 graduate students in the Department of Genetics and approximately 3,000 graduate, professional, and postdoctoral students in the Health Sciences Center.

The Genetics 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.


Genetics 2016-2017 Graduate Students


(Front Row: Left to Right) Ngozi Ogbonnaya, Kayla Fuselier, Jennie Lacour

(Back Row: Left to Right) Ayesha Umrigar, Ciera Singleton, Kirsten Wood