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Principal Investigator


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

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport

      Dr. Baojin Ding 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 in the laboratories of Drs. Daniel Kilpatrick and Vivian Budnik at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Ding has worked as a research faculty in UT Southwestern Medical Center for 2 years, and as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for 3 years. In January 2022, Dr. Ding joined the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in LSU Health Shreveport as an Assistant Professor (tenure track). The research of the Ding laboratory focuses on molecular and cellular neuroscience and related neurological diseases.

For more information please see the following links:

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Current Lab Members

Post Doctorates

Masood Sepehrimanesh
Ph.D.,  DVM, 

Graduate Students

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Masuma Akter M.S.
Ph.D. Student
(Fall 2019)

Haochen Cui  M.S.
Ph.D. Student
(Spring 2020)


Md Abir Hosain M.S. 
Ph.D. Student
(Spring 2021)

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Samira Mahmoudi M.S. 
Ph.D. Student (Rotation)
(Fall 2022)

Past Members

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Jacob Stagray 
Graduate Student


Casey A. Coutee
Graduate Student


Catherine Wertz

Undergraduate Students

Ameneh Zare M.D. 
Research Assistant


Matthew Authement
Scholarship Recipient

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Bao Doan
Undergraduate Researcher


Bennett Garbarino
Scholarship Recipient

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Audrey Lumpkin  B.S.
Undergraduate Researcher

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Erin Miller
Undergraduate Researcher

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