Graduates

Lee Bairnsfather, Ph.D. (1980) 
Director of Research
EPharmaTech, LLC - Lafayette, Louisiana

Kevin C. Dellsperger, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, FACC (1983)
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
August University - Augusta, Georgia

Christoph von Ritter, MD, Ph.D. (1988) 
Medical Director of the Clinic, Head of Internal Medicine
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich District Hospital Triamed Prien a. Chiemsee
Germany

Barbara J. Zimmerman, PhD (1990)

Karen Crissinger, MD, Ph.D. (1989) 
Professor, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology 
University of South Alabama, Mobile.

J Keith. Smith, MD, Ph.D. (1989) 
Professor of Radiology
Executive Vice Chair, Director of Clinical Faculty Development 
Department of Radiology 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

T.K. Tamarappoo, Ph.D. (1989)

Kristine Phillips, M.D., Ph.D. (1993) 
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee

Sarah Nelken Jerome, Ph.D. (1995)
Respiratory Thought Leader Liaison TEam
Genentech, Inc. - Dallas Area

Lipu Kong, MD, Ph.D. (1996) 
Diagnostic Radiologist
Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital

Lianxi Liao, M.D., Ph.D. (1996) 
Cardiologist (Private Practice)
Dallas/Fort Worth

Yan Chen, MD, Ph.D. (1996)
Gastroenterologist
Independence, Missouri

Terry S. Legrand, Ph.D. (1997) 
Instructor
Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Christopher Kevil, Ph.D. (1998) 
Vice Chancellor for Research
Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Director/Principal Investigator, Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease COBRE
Professor, Departments of Pathology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Dwight D. Henninger, Ph.D., D.V.M. (1999) 
Principal Scientist
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Waynesville, Ohio

Robert Langley, Ph.D. (2000) 
Associate Director, Research Planning & Development Cancer Biology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Steven Jones, Ph.D. (2002) 
Professor & University Scholar
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Erin (Pias) Hines, Ph.D. (2002) 
Biologist
Environmental Protection Agency 
Research Triangle Park , NC

Ian Hines, Ph.D. (2002) 
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Science
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

F. Stephen Laroux, Ph.D. (2002) 
Senior Scientist III
Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases
Cequent Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nathan S. Bryan Ph.D. (2004) 
Adjunct Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Texas Health Sciences Center 
Houston, Texas

Catherine B. Dayton, Ph.D. (2004) 
Director of Admissions 
University of Houston, College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Katherine C. Wood, Ph.D. (2006)
Research Scientist
University of Pittsburgh, Vascular Medicine Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dmitry Ostanin, Ph.D. (2006)
Principal Scientist
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Princeton, New Jersey

April C. Carpenter - Elrod, Ph.D. (2007)
Assistant Professor - Health & Exercise Physiology
Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

John W. Langston, Ph.D. (2008)
Scientist II
Faraday Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Seattle, Washington

William S. Wright , Ph.D. (2009)
Clinical Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville, South Carolina

Gokhan Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D.(2010)
Clinical Professor
The City College of New York
CUNY School of Medicine
New York, New York

Douglas Wright, Ph.D.(2010)
Assistant Professor
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, Virginia

John Chidlow, Ph.D. (2010)
CEO
Innolyzer
Shreveport, Louisiana

Kimberly Holloway, Ph.D. (2011)
Research Manager
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Fridrik Karlsson, Ph.D. (2011)
Principal Scientist
Pfizer
Boston, Massachusetts

Iurii Koboziev, Ph.D. (2012)
Research Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Isaac Downs, Ph.D. (2012)
ORISE Health Scientist Fellow
Center of Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Mahhurima Saxena, Ph.D. (2014)
Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Jerry Brunson, Ph.D. (2015)
Instructor
Northwestern State University
Department of Biological & Physical Sciences
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kanchanjunga Prasai, Ph.D. (2017)
Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Microbiology & Immunology - Scott Laboratory
LSU Health - Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana