Amany Tawfik

Assistant Professor

Amany Tawfik

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy


In 1993, I earned a medical degree from Egypt. I completed a Master degree in Internal Medicine. Through practicing medicine, I conducted clinical research and trained medical students and residents.

  • (706) 721-2582
  • CB 2404F


  • MD, Medicine. Mansoura University, 1992

Awards & Honors

  • Vision discovery institute (VDI) Pilot project grant Augusta University , 2017

  • AHA GSA Winter 2016 Scientist Development Grant American Heart association , 2016

  • My Oral presentation highlighted as hot topic in ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting Emerging Trends and Hot Topics The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology: ARVO, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • DANA 5001

    General and Oral Microanatomy
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • DANA 5004

    Systemic Anatomy
  • DANA 5003

  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology
  • DANA 5002

    Applied Head and Neck Anatomy
  • DBIO 5002

    Molecular Bio Craniofacial Dev
  • OBMP 9300


Teaching Interests

I have contributed to didactic and lab teaching in various anatomy courses. In addition I have directed 2 journal club courses, contributed to teaching in DBIO5002 and the Bioclinical Seminar. I also supervise a doctoral student and postdoctoral Fellow.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Hyperhomocysteinemia disrupts retinal pigment epithelial structure and function with features of age-related macular degeneration., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Lipidomic Screen of Hyperglycemia-Treated Human Retinal Endothelial Cells Links Lipid Metabolites of 12/15-Lipoxygenase to Microvascular Dysfunction during Diabetic Retinopathy via NADPH Oxidase., 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Pigment epithelium-derived factor inhibits retinal microvascular dysfunction induced by 12/15-lipoxygenase-derived eicosanoids, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sigma receptor 1 activation attenuates release of inflammatory cytokines MIP1γ, MIP2, MIP3α, and IL12 (p40/p70) by retinal Müller glial cells, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • σR1 activation attenuates release of the inflammatory cytokines MIP1γ, MIP2, MIP3α and IL-12 (p40/p70) by retinal Müller glial cells., 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

My research is focusing on studying the impact of metabolic disorders on retinal vasculature. In particular the increased levels of amino acid homocysteine and its role in inducing Blood retinal barrier dysfunction. Elucidating mechanisms of homocysteine mediated changes in Blood retinal barrier could lead to the development of treatments for retinal microvascular dysfunction in diseases associated with increased level of homocysteine, such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.

College Service


    Role: Committee Member

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • British Journal of Pharmacology - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Diabetes - 2015

    Role: Other
  • European Journal of Clinical Investigation - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Experimental Diabetes - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Experimental Eye Research - 2015

    Role: Other