Dr. Eric Lazartigues, Professor, received his Bachelor of Sciences in 1993 from University Paul Sabatier of Sciences in Toulouse, France. His Master of Sciences was awarded in 1994 from the University of Pharmacy Claude Bernard of Lyon, France. He received his PhD from University Paul Sabatier of Sciences in Toulouse in 1999. He completed his postdoctoral work at The University of Iowa School of Medicine in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. Dr. Lazartigues joined the department of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center in August 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in July 2011. In May 2014, Dr. Lazartigues was joint-appointed to the Neurosciences Center of Excellence. He was promoted to Professor with tenure in July 2015.