Lila P. LaGrange, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR, PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
PHONE: (210) 883-1085
Dr. Lila LaGrange earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science (1994) from Texas A&M University at College Station and a Ph.D. in Physiology (2002) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the UTHSCSA where she was supported by a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (2002-2004) and an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2004-2006). Dr. LaGrange joined the Feik School of Pharmacy in 2006 in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Dr. LaGrange’s biomedical research interest is on assessing factors that influence smooth muscle contractility, particularly to further understanding of the mechanisms by which estrogen influences vascular smooth muscle contractility. Most recently, Dr. LaGrange’s has focused on developing research projects in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. These projects are focused on student learning with the goal of developing novel teaching methods and practices that will improve both her teaching and student learning.
Dr. LaGrange teaches a two-semester anatomy and physiology course to first year pharmacy students. A significant focus of her teaching is integrating tools such as concept mapping and case studies into the course in order to foster the transition of students from simply knowing concepts to analyzing integrative physiological problems and concepts.
In addition to her teaching and scholarly activities, Dr. LaGrange is an active member of several professional organizations that include the American Physiological Society and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.