Principal Investigator


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

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

University of Louisiana at Lafayette


                     Tel:  (337) 482 - 1101 (office)                       
                (337) 482 - 1069 (Lab)           

      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:

Current Lab Members

Post Doctorates

Masood Sepehrimanesh

Ph.D.,  DVM, 

Graduate Students

Jacob Stagray B.S.

Doctoral Student

Haochen Cui  M.S.

Doctoral Student

Masuma Akter M.S.

Doctoral Student

Md Abir Hosain 

Doctoral Student

Casey A. Coutee

Master of Science

Undergraduate Students

Catherine Wertz

Scholarship Recipient

Bennett Garbarino

Scholarship Recipient

Matthew Authement

Scholarship Recipient

Bao Doan

Undergraduate Researcher

Past Members

Ameneh Zare M.D. 

Research Assistant

Audrey Lumpkin  B.S.

Undergraduate Researcher

Erin Miller

Undergraduate Researcher

Join the Lab


Please contact Dr. Baojin Ding (at for inquiry of available positions (Postdoctoral and graduate students).


Email:  |  Phone:  (337) 482 -1101

411 E. St Mary Blvd. | Wharton Hall RM.508B | Lafayette, LA 70503