LSU Vet Med appoints new associate dean for research and graduate education
Tammy Dugas, PhD, will lead LSU Vet Med with her years of experience and education
The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU Vet Med) announced that Tammy Dugas, PhD, will take over for Joseph Francis, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, as the new associate dean for research and graduate education. Francis is stepping down to lead a new initiative to develop stronger cancer research at LSU Vet Med. He will lead a new initiative as principal investigator and will build on LSU Vet Med’s Centers of Biomedical Research in cancer models and mechanisms.
Dugas joined the LSU faculty in September 2014 as a professor in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS) and has been the head of the department since March 1, 2022. She attended LSU for her Bachelor's in Biochemistry in 1992 and then her PhD in 1996. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1998. In 2001, she completed another post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical branch in Galveston, Texas.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Tammy Dugas will be joining our senior leadership team as associate dean for research and graduate education. She is an exemplary leader and stellar scientist, and someone who garners great respect from graduate students, staff, and faculty alike. She will be an outstanding advocate for our growing veterinary and biomedical research enterprise. I very much look forward to working with her in this new role to take LSU Vet Med to new heights of excellence in our discovery mission,” said Dean Oliver Garden, BS, BVetMed, PhD, in an organizational release.1
She accepted her first faculty position at LSU at the school's Health Science Center Shreveport and is active in the Society of Toxicology. From 2016 to 2017, she was the president of the Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty section.
According to the release,1 Dugas’ research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacology, where she is developing new drug-coated medical devices will be utilized to clear blocked arteries, and toxicology, where she is investigating how environmental exposure triggers cardiovascular diseases.
LSU Vet Med announces new associate dean for research and graduate education. News Release. LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. June 23, 2022. Accessed June 24, 2022. https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/news/2022/dugas_associate_dean.php