Vascular Biology Center

VBC Spotlight

Dr. Fulton and Dr. Belin de Chantemèle
VBC Faculty Receive 2016 Augusta University Research Institute Awards

Dr. David Fulton (L) receives the Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Eric Belin De Chantemèle receives the
Virendra B. Mahesh Award

 Dr. Jennifer Thompson - Stepp Lab
Dr. Jennifer Thompson, from Stepp Lab,
receives $1 million grant

How gestational diabetes puts babies at lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease.

Read about it in JagWire

David Stepp, PhD
Dr. David W. Stepp Honored

Congratulations to Dr. David Stepp who was named
Leon Henri Charbonnier Endowed Chair for Physiology  


Yao Liang Tang, MD, PhD
Congratulations Yao Liang Tang, MD, PhD.

on receiving the American Heart Association
Grant-in-Aid Award for his project

"Identifying Superior Cardiac Progenitor Cells for Treating Ischemic Cardiomyopathy”

Dr. Neal Weintraub
VBC's Dr. Neal Weintraub Featured in the Augusta Chronicle

Obesity puts stress on fat cells, AU research finds.

Read the Article in the Augusta Chronicle


JP TeohJian Peng "JP" Teoh

Receives the Predoctoral Fellowship Award for his project

"Beta-adrenergic Receptor/beta-arrestin-mediated microRNA Regulatory Network:  A New Player in Carido-Protective Signaling."

Won a Graduate Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research from Graduate School.

Teoh JP* and Kim IM. β-Arrestin-Biased Agonism of β-Adrenergic Receptor Regulates Dicer-Mediated MicroRNA Maturation.

Excellence in Research Awards

The 32th Annual Graduate Research Day, College of Graduate Studies, Augusta University. March, 2016.


Zuzana Broskova recieves Travel AwardZuzana Broskova, Ph.D.
Winner of the Best Postdoctoral Oral Presentation Award: Excellence in Postdoctoral Research Award from Research Administration.  

Broskova Z*, Park KM, Wang Y and Kim IM. MicroRNA-125a/b-5p Protect the Mouse Heart from Ischemic Injury by Regulating Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis

Ahmed Bayoumi receives Travel AwardAhmed Bayoumi, Ph.D.
Winner of the Best Postdoctoral Oral Presentation Award: Excellence in Postdoctoral Research Award from Research Administration.

Bayoumi AS*, Teoh JP and Kim IM. MicroRNA-532-5p Protects the Mouse Heart against Myocardial Infarction by Regulating Cardiac Endothelial Cell Function.

Josh Butcher, Ph.D.
Winner of the Excellence in Research (poster presentation) from Vascular Biology.


Graduate Students:

Esraa Shosha
Winner of the Excellence in Research from Vascular Biology.

Graduate Update:

Where are they now?

VB graduate Frank T. Spradley
Frank T. Spradley (University of Mississippi)
2011 VBC Graduate

Recipient of the O. Fleur Strand Opportunity Award which recognizes the achievements of a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, enabling the recipient to attend EB meeting.



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Augusta, Georgia 30912