The Center for Molecular and Human Genetics is developing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that stimulates multidepartmental and multi-center collaboration and cooperation in research, teaching, and clinical management. Genetic factors play a major role in a large number of diseases including many forms of cancer, and nervous system and cardiovascular disorders.
The Center is contributing to basic and clinical research in genetics that will identify the genes causing these diseases and develops effective therapies. The latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment will be provided through the Center's clinical services. Major research interests of the members cover areas such as gene structure and expression, yeast genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, gene therapy, and population diversity. The Center provides a cohesive framework that facilitates communication between basic scientists and clinicians leading to excellent research, training, and clinical programs in genetics.
Two major components of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Center of Excellence Center of Molecular and Human Genetics are:
Bronya J. B. Keats, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics
Director, Center for Molecular and Human Genetics