Graduate Students 



In July 2019, Ciera Singleton spent 2 weeks at NIH taking a summer course in Clinical and Translational Research. Click here to read about her experience.


In February 2019, Ciera Singleton was awarded the Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to present her research at the AACR annual meeting in Atlanta, GA on March 29-April 3, 2019.



In August 2018, Jorge Peñas was awarded the Mentored Poster/Platform Presenter Travel Award by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to present his research at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) national meeting. The title of his poster for ASHG was "Molecular Cytogenetic Characterization of Rh30 and Rh4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) Cell Lines".


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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, Kirsten Termine, and Ciera Singleton

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



Graduate Student Research Day 2018



             Jennie Lacour, Graduate Assistant

             Mentor: Dr. Edward Grabczyk


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Dinh-Van Tran, Graduate Student                                Ciera Singleton, Graduate Assistant

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



Kirsten Termine, Graduate Assistant

Mentor: Dr. Diptasri Mandal