School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Research Areas


General Research Areas in the Department Include:


Drug Metabolism
Synaptic Vesicle Transport Proteins
Behavioral Pharmacology
Central Regulation of Renal Function
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Gene Therapy
G-protein-Coupled Receptors and Signal Transduction
Pharmacology of Pain Control

Molecular cardiovascular medicine
Autonomic Control

Asthma Research

Inflammation and immune function toxicology

Specific information about research projects can be found on individual faculty pages.


Research Links


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
CRISP - A Database of Biomedical Research
Food and Drug Administration
The Antibody Resource Page
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
ASPET Division for Molecular Pharmacology
Welcome To RxList
Hardin MD - Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Pharmacology Launching Pad
COBRE (Cardiovascular Center of Biomedical Research Excellence) Program




LSUHSC Office of Research Services



School of Medicine

Research Services:

Wayne L. Backes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research

(504) 568-6557