Stephanie Villalba, Ph.D.

Office Phone-318.675.8018

Biography Stephanie L. Villalba received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2002 and Master’s Degree in Biology in 2007 from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. From 2007 to 2012 she served as Instructor in the Department of Biology at Grambling State University, Grambling, LA. She then joined the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA as a graduate student training in the laboratory of Edward Glasscock, Ph.D. During this time, she studied the role of pharmacogenetics in the treatment of neurocardiac dysfunction in two mouse models of epilepsy. She earned her doctorate in 2017 and subsequently transitioned to Instructor within the same department. She now teaches human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and histology to Medical, Allied Health, and Graduate students.

Dr. Villalba maintains an avid interest in neuroscience research and neuroanatomy, and is currently collaborating with a colleague, Kathryn Hamilton, in a project examining gene expression in the olfactory system. Dr. Villalba has five research publications and has given several scientific presentations at various professional and academic settings. She is a member of the American Association of Anatomists, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and the Shreveport Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.