School of Medicine

Department of Genetics


John P. Doucet, PhD

Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology McIlhenny Professor of Human and Environmental Genetics

Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Ph: (985) 448-4721
Fax: (985) 493-2496

Dr. John P. Doucet was awarded the Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans in 1992.  Following the doctorate, he was a two-time National Institutes of Health research fellow in molecular neurobiology and in molecular genetics. In 1997, he accepted a position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he taught genetics and genomics and established Molecular Genetics Section.  From this vantage at the geographic center of Acadiana, he is a frequent speaker on genetics issues to organizations across the state.

Dr. Doucet is active in administration of the American Society of Human Genetics, having served two terms on the Outreach and Education Committee and currently serving on the Public Education and Awareness Committee.

Dr. Doucet's major area of interest is the genetic anthropology and genomic bases of genetic traits in Louisiana populations, particularly the Acadian which is his ancestry.  With Dr. Fern Tsien, he is co-editor of the website The Louisiana Genetics and Hereditary Health Care Education Center.