School of Medicine

Department of Genetics

2024 REU Summer Research Program

PROGRAM INFORMATION

NSF EDUCATION AND TRAINING APPLICATION (ETAP) FORM

Video instructions to submit NSF ETAP applications

NSF ETAP Frequently Asked Questions

***APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00PM ON MARCH 15TH. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
FOR PROJECT IDEAS AND POTENTIAL MENTORS, PLEASE REFER TO THE 2020, 2021, 2022 AND 2023 RESEARCH SYMPOSIA ON THIS WEBPAGE .


Please direct all inquiries to SummerResearch@lsuhsc.edu and reference the program for which you are interested in (High School, Undergraduate or REU Undergraduate)

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Program Directors

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Director and Principal Investigator
Dr. Fern Tsien

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Co-Director
Dr. Kelly Jean Sherman 

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Co-Director
Dr. Hamilton Farris

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Co-Director
Dr. Chindo Hicks

 

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(Dr. Chindo Hicks [pictured on the far-right] and students working in the lab)

 

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Poster sessions
2023
2022
2021
2020

 

2022 Poster Day Winners
2022 Undergraduates

First Place Winner 
Sarah Frances
Tulane University
Mentor: Dr. Xiaoching Li, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, LSUHSC School of Medicine
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(Left to Right: Sarah Frances,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 

First Place Winner 
Macey Owens
University of Notre Dame
Mentor: Dr. Dean Smith
Health Policy and Systems Management,
LSUHSC School of Public Health
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(Left to right: Macey Owens,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 

Second Place Winner 
Marcelle Ellis
Tulane University
Mentor: Dr. Casey Murphy
LSU Pain Medicine Fellowship, LSUHSC School of Medicine
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(Left to right: Marcelle Ellis,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 

Second Place Winner 
Kaitlyn Hawkins
Xavier University of Louisiana Mentor: Dr. Fokhrul Hossain Department of Genetics,
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(Left to right: Dr. Fern Tsien, Kaitlyn  Hawkins, Dr. Corey Hebert)
 

Second Place Winner
Madison Priestley
New York University
Mentor: Dr. Amy Dickson Department of Psychiatry,
LSUHSC School of Medicine
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(Left to right: Madison Priestley,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 

Third Place Winner
Ahmed El-Desoky
Xavier University of Louisiana Mentor: Dr. Hamilton Farris Neuroscience Center of Excellence, 
LSUHSC School of Medicine
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(Left to right: Ahmed El-Desoky,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 

Third Place Winner
Farhana Islam
Xavier University of Louisiana Mentor: Dr. Tekeda Ferguson
Department of Epidemiology,
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(Left to right: Farhana Islam,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 

Third Place Winner
Hinali Patel
Tulane University
Mentor: Dr. Francesca Peruzzi Department of Hematology/ Oncology,
LSUHSC School of Medicine

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(Left to right: Hinali Patel,
Dr. Corey Hebert)

 
2019 Pictures

REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the Basic Sciences, Genomics, and Neuroscience


About the program

Welcome to our site! The REU program began in 2014 to provide undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in a career in biological sciences a 10-week research experience. Students are provided with one-on-one training by LSUHSC faculty in designing and conducting experiments, as well as presenting their results. In addition to research, interns participate in professional development seminars and interactive workshops on topics such as resume writing for graduate school applications and responsible conduct in research. Accepted students are matched with mentors in the LSUHSC's Departments of Basic Sciences for research projects in the following fields:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology, Immunology, & Parasitology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience 
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

At the end of the program, students will present their research in the form of a poster at LSUHSC Research Day. These posters will be judged by local scientists. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

2023 LSUHSC Summer Research Internship Poster Session

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Group photo - faculty
 

2022 Undergraduate Category Winners

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(From Left to Right: Dr. Corey Hebert, Dr. Jovanny Zabaleta, Dr. Fern Tsien, Madison Priestley, Kaitlyn Hawkins, Sarah Frances, Marcelle Ellis, Macey Owens, Hinali Patel, Farhana Islam, Dr. Hamilton Farris, Martha Cuccia, Ahmed El-Desoky)


2022 LSUHSC Summer Research Internship Poster Session


2021 LSUHSC Summer Research Internship Poster Session
 

2020 LSUHSC Virtual Summer Research Internship Poster Session

 

 

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REU Closing Ceremony 2019

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Past and Present Interns:

2020 Interns

2019 Interns

2018 Interns

2017 Interns