2018 Graduation
Graduate Students 



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. This meeting will take place in October 2018 in San Diego, California. The FASEB Mentored Poster/Platform Presenter Award is a component of a federal grant from the Minority Access to Research Careers Program. The title of his poster for ASHG is "Molecular Cytogenetic Characterization of Rh30 and Rh4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) Cell Lines".



The School of Graduate Studies held the annual Graduate Research Day on Friday, November 3rd. All of the graduate students and postdocs did a tremendous job of presenting their research in both poster and oral presentations. Please join me in congratulating Ayesha Umrigar and Kirsten Termine who won first and second place for their posters. Additionally, Dr. Diptasri Mandal was awarded this year’s Jack Hines Award for Outstanding Service to the Graduate School. 


(Left to right: Kirsten Termine, Dr. Diptasri Mandal, Ayesha Umrigar)

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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 2017



             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