Core Faculty


PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

 
Su
 HUABO SU, PHD 

 Assistant Professor
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Office: CB-3704 - Lab: CB-3705
706-706-721-9152 
706-721-9799 (Fax)
hsu@augusta.edu

 

 CURRENT PROJECTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Our research focuses on 1) the physiological and pathological role of neddylation and deneddylation in the heart, 2) the interplay of the Nedd8 system and protein quality control, and 3) the role of PQC in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. We will use a combination of novel genetically engineered mouse models with advanced molecular, cellular and proteomic techniques to tackle these questions.

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • The physiological role of SENP8 in the heart.
  • Neddylation/deneddylation in cardiac protein quality control.
  • Regulation of cardiomyocyte survival by neddylation/deneddylation.
  • The ubiquitin proteasome system in diabetic cardiomyopathy.

CURRENT GRANT SUPPORT

American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant (National Center), 11SDG6960011, Su (PI), 07/01/2011-06/30/2015, The Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.

Georgia Health Sciences University Research Initiation Funds
Departmental Start-Up Grant, Su (PI), 08/20/2012-06/30/2015
Neddylation and deneddylation in the heart.

American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, AHA 0625738Z, Su (PI), 07/01/2006-06/30/2008, The physiological significance of the COP9 signalosome in adult mouse hearts.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2011-2015: American Heart Association Scientist Development Award (National Center).
  • 2008: New Investigator Travel Award of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference 2008 (American Heart Association).
  • 2006-2008: American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • 2000: Excellent Graduate Student, Guangxi. University.Respiration/Resuscitation Study Section
  • 1993-1997: Top Scholarship of Guangxi Normal University.

INVITED SPEAKER

  • Neddylation and deneddylation in the heart. 2012 Inaugural Symposium on Ubiquitin, Protein Quality Control, and Molecular Pathogenesis. Deadwood, SD, USA.
  • The COP9 signalosome in the heart. 2011 Inaugural Symposium on Ubiquitin, Protein Quality Control, and Molecular Pathogenesis. Vermillion, SD, USA.

RECENT TRAINEES

Jie Li, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Wenxia Ma, MS, Research Assistant

Education and Training

  • 2004-2008
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
    Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
  • 2001-2004
    PhD. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 1998-2001
    M.S. in Molecular biology
    Guangxi University, Nanning, China
  • 1993-1997
    B.S. in Biology
    Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

Research Experience & Academic Appointments

  • 2012-Present
    Assistant Professor
    Vascular Biology Center and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Augusta University, Augusta, GA.
  • 2008-2012
    Research Assistant Professor
    Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Society Memberships

  • 2005-present - American Heart Association
  • 2012-present - International Society of Heart Research
  • 2012-present - American Physiology Society