Marion L. Carroll, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S. Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1983
M.S. Biochemistry from the University of Vermont, 1985
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and LSU Health Sciences Center, 2001

Telephone Number: 504-520-7371
Room Number: NCF Annex - Room 344
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Biochemistry, Organic Lab, Genomics


Short Professional Biography

Prior to joining the department in 2001 Dr. Carroll worked as a Research Biochemist for Wyeth – Ayerst Medical Research Division in New York for 11 years.. For the past 5 years in collaboration with Howard University and several other HBCUs he has studied and implemented strategies to create learning communities within the classroom supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). He has been a member and has given presentations in several societies including Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Human Genetics and the Association of College and University Professors. He is a regular grant reviewer for the NSF and of several texts for Pearson Prentice Hall and John Wiley publishers.


Research Interest

Dr. Carroll's research involves the study of primate cell genome structure funded through joint grants from the Louisiana Board of Regents and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Primate genomes possess repetitive elements that have contributed to somatic and germline mutations, aberrant gene expression and disease.  These elements are most useful as genetic markers for studying population dynamics and forensics.  Microfluidic mechanics have been employed to make the detection and analysis of repetitive elements portable for field deployment and efficient for quick replicable results.


Current Grant Support

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Cooperative Agreement. 2007 - 2010


Recent Publications



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