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Fernand Narcisse, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3365
Email: VivianFernandNarcisse@letu.edu

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry


Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Louisiana State University
M.Sc., Forestry, Louisiana State University
B.Sc., Agriculture, University of Suriname


  • General Chemistry I
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Forensic Microscopy



Associate Professor of Chemistry

LeTourneau University


Assistant Professor of Chemistry

LeTourneau University


Adjunct Instructor, School of Arts, Sciences and Health Professions

Our Lady of the Lake College


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry

Louisiana State University


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nutrient Sensing and Adipocyte Signaling Laboratory

Pennington Biomedical Research Center


Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry

Louisiana State University


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry

Louisiana State University


Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana State University


  • COACh Travel Award, 2011
  • NOBCChE Student Advancing Science Award, 2011 and 2009
  • Kiran Allam International Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching in Chemistry, LSU, 2008 - 2009
  • Graduate School Travel Award (PITTCON), LSU, 2005 - 2007
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Graduate Mentor Award, LSU, 2004 - 2005
  • Colgate Palmolive Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, LSU, 2004


  • Kim, J.; Fernand, V.E.; Henagan, T.M.; Shin, J.; Huypens, P.; Newman, S.; Gettys, T.W; Chang, J.S. "Regulation of Brown and White Adipose Transcriptome by the Transcriptional Coactivator NT-PGC-1α." Published: July 25, 2016 in PLOS ONE http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159990
  • Hasan, F.; Vidanapathirana, P.; Das, S.; Fernand, V.E.; Siraj, N; Losso, J.N.; Warner, I.M. "Ionic liquids as Buffer Additives in Ionic Liquid-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis Separation of Mixtures of Low and High Molecular Weight Proteins." Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 2015, 5, 69229-69237.
  • Magut, P.K.S.; Das, S.; Fernand, V.E.; Losso, J.; Mcdonough, K.; Naylor, B.M.; Aggarwal, S.; Warner, I.M. "Tunable Toxicity of Cationic Dyes using Counter Anion Variations." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 15873-15879.
  • Stavrou, I.J.; Moore Jr., L.; Fernand, V.E.; Kapnissi-Christodoulou, C.P.; Warner, I.M. "Facile Preparation of Polysaccharide-Coated Capillaries Using a Room Temperature Ionic Liquid for Chiral Separations." Electrophoresis 2013, 34, 1334-1338.
  • Chang, J.; Fernand, V.E.; Zhang, Y.; Shin, J.; Jun, H.J.; Joshi, Y.; Gettys, T.W. "NT-PGC-1α is Sufficient to Link β-adrenergic Receptor Activation to the Transcriptional and Physiological Components of Adaptive Thermogenesis." The Journal of Biological Chemistry 2012, 287, 9100-9111.
  • Li, M.; Ganea, G.M.; Lu, C.; De Rooy, S.L; El-Zahab, B.; Fernand, V.E.; Jin, R.; Aggarwal, S.; Warner, I.M. "Lipophilic Phosphonium-Lanthanide Compounds with Magnetic, Luminescent, and Tumor Targeting Properties." Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2012, 107, 40-46.
  • Fernand, V.E.; Losso, J.N.; Traux, R.E.; Villar, E.E.; Bwambok, D.K.; Fakayode, S.O.; Lowry, M.; Warner, I.M. "Rhein inhibits angiogenesis and the viability of hormone-dependent and -independent cancer cells under normoxic or hypoxic conditions in vitro." Chemico-Biological Interactions 2011, 192, 220-232.
  • Fernand, V.E.; Dinh, D.T.; Washington, S.J.; Fakayode, S.O.; Losso, J. N.; van Ravenswaay, R.O.; Warner, I.M. "Determination of Pharmacologically Active Compounds in Root Extracts of Cassia alata L. by use of High Performance Liquid Chromatography." Talanta 2008, 74, 896-902.


  • Keck Foundation Grant, 2018 - 2019
  • Faculty Scholarship Grant, 2015 - 2016
  • Referee for Molecules, 2013 - Present
  • Welch Departmental Grant, LeTourneau University, 2012 - Present
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), 2003 - Present