Jessica Filosa

Associate Professor

Jessica Filosa

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sci , General Wright State University, 2002

  • MS, Bio, General Emporia State University, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Hamilton Scholar in Physiology Department of Physiology, Augusta University, 2017

  • Outstanding Young Research Scientist (GHSU) Georgia Health Sciences University, 2012

  • Multidisciplinary approaches for the study of neurogenic hypertension: recent theoretical and experimental advances: APS Latin-American Initiative 2011

  • Functional Hyperemia in the Brain: APS Latin-American Initiative 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • NURO 9210

    Inv of a Problem in Neuro
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • COGS 8012

    Scientific Communications
  • COGS 9210

    Investigation of a Prob


Selected Recent Publications

  • Sex differences in astrocyte and microglia responses immediately following middle cerebral artery occlusion in adult mice., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Activity-dependent dendritic release of vasopressin contributes to neurovascular coupling in the hypothalamus, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Alterations in parenchymal arteriole function do not contribute to impaired neurovascular coupling mechanisms during hypertension, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Astrocyte contribution to flow/pressure-evoked parenchymal arteriole vasoconstriction, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Astrocytes: Neurovascular Unit. Colloquium Series on Neuroglia in Biology and Medicine: From Physiology to Disease, 2015
    Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New

Department Service

  • Departmental Graduate Student Committee 2008 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Search Committee Member for Chair Pharmacology & Toxicology 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee Member for Warren Endowed Chair, Obesity and Diabetes 2012 - Present

  • Institutional Chemical Safety 2008 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Jennifer Iddings: PhD student 2010 - 2015

    Role: Mentor
  • Wenting Du: PhD student 2010 - 2015

    Role: Mentor

Professional Service

  • AJP: Heart and Circulation - 2015

    Role: Other
  • AJP: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology - 2015

    Role: Other
  • American Heart Association-National - 2015

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • American Heart Association-Regional - 2015

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience (Frontiers in Neuroenergetics) - 2015

    Role: Editor