BS Physiology - 1993
MS Cardiovascular Pharmacology - 1994
PhD Cardiovascular Pharmacology - 1999
Dr. Eric Lazartigues, Professor, received his Bachelor of Sciences in 1993 from University Paul Sabatier of Sciences in Toulouse, France. His Master of Sciences was awarded in 1994 from the University of Pharmacy Claude Bernard of Lyon, France. He received his PhD from University Paul Sabatier of Sciences in Toulouse in 1999. He completed his postdoctoral work at The University of Iowa School of Medicine in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. Dr. Lazartigues joined the department of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center in August 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in July 2011. In May 2014, Dr. Lazartigues was joint-appointed to the Neurosciences Center of Excellence. He was promoted to Professor with tenure in July 2015.
Angiotensin-II (Ang-II) exerts its profound cardiovascular (CV) and volume homeostatic properties through activation of specific receptors, primarily Ang-II type 1 (AT1), located both in the periphery and in the brain. Evidence has shown the importance of the brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in the maintenance of normal blood pressure (BP) and in the development of hypertension. Although, new genetic and pharmacological tools have improved our understanding of the global functioning of this system, the role of its different components and their interactions remain poorly understood due to the difficulty in experimentally dissecting brain versus peripheral RAS. Recently, a new element of the RAS, named ACE2, has been identified and is believed to degrade Ang-II to the vasodilator peptide angiotensin-1-7 (Ang1-7).
2011-present Advanced Nursing Pharmacology (HLSC 6409); Course Director
2009-2010 Pharmacology Seminar (PHARM 298 & 299); Course co-Director
2008-2010 Advanced Nursing Pharmacology (HLSC 6409); Course co-Director
2008-present Nursing Pharmacology (HLSC 3409); lecturer
2007-present Special topics in Physiology: Physiological Reviews (PHYSIO 280); group discussion facilitator
2007-present Principles of Pharmacology II, (PHARM 206). Animal models of disease: Hypertension; lecturer
2007-present Cell Signaling and Cell Cycle – Drug-receptor interactions module I (PHARM 207); lecturer
|Committees & Administrative Responsibilities|
2006-2009 LSUHSC-NO Scholarships and Student Awards Committee
2008-2009 Chair of the Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series. Co-Chair: Dr. Catalin Filipeanu
2008-2009 LSUHSC-NO Self Study Committee on Educational Resources for LCME accreditation
2009-2014 LSUHSC-NO International Travel Committee
2014-2016 LSUHSC-NO Faculty Assembly
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