Principal Investigator


Baojin Ding, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

      Dr. Ding joined the Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an Assistant Professor in August 2018. He received his Bachelor of medicine (MD equivalent) and MS in Clinical Laboratory in China, and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2010 from Louisiana State University.


    After his postdoctoral training in Neuroscience from 2010 to 2016 in the laboratories of Drs. Daniel Kilpatrick and Vivian Budnik at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Ding worked for 2 years in the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as a research faculty. The major focus of Dr. Ding's laboratory is on molecular and cellular neuroscience and related neurological diseases.

For more information please see the following links:

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Tel:  (337) 482 - 1101 (office) 

           (337) 482 - 1069 (Lab)     

Current Lab Members

Post Doctorates

Masood Sepehrimanesh

Ph.D.,  DVM, 

Graduate Students

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Masuma Akter M.S.

Doctoral Student

(Fall 2019)

Haochen Cui  M.S.

Doctoral Student

(Spring 2020)


Md Abir Hosain 

Doctoral Student

(Spring 2021)


Casey A. Coutee

Master of Science

(Fall 2020)

Undergraduate Students

Catherine Wertz

Scholarship Recipient

Past Members

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Jacob Stagray 
Graduate Student


Ameneh Zare M.D. 
Research Assistant


Matthew Authement
Scholarship Recipient


Bennett Garbarino
Scholarship Recipient

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Bao Doan
Undergraduate Researcher

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Audrey Lumpkin  B.S.
Undergraduate Researcher

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Erin Miller
Undergraduate Researcher


Join the Lab

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The Ding lab will move to LSU Health Shreveport in January 2022. Positions for Postdoctoral Associate and graduate students will be available. Please contact Dr. Baojin Ding at ( for detailed information.