John P. Doucet, PhD
Director of University Honors Program and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Nicholls State University
Dr. John Doucet is associate professor of biological sciences at Nicholls State University. He received the Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans in 1992, and he was awarded the Chancellor's Award as outstanding graduate by the medical center's School of Graduate Studies.
Following the doctorate, he was a two-time National Institutes of Health research fellow in molecular neurobiology and in molecular genetics. In 1997, he accepted a position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he heads the Molecular Genetics Section and serves as Director of the University Honors Program. From this vantage at the geographic center of Acadiana, he is a frequent speaker on genetics issues to organizations across the state.
Dr. Doucet's major research area is understanding the genomic basis for traits common to Louisiana populations, particularly the Acadian which is his ancestry. With Dr. Fern Tsien, he is co-editor of the website The Louisiana Genetics and Hereditary Health Care Education Center