Michael Brands

Regents' Professor

Michael Brands

Regents' Professor

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Physiology, General University of Missouri - Colum, 1988

  • BS, Bio, General Rockhurst University, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2015

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2013

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2012

  • Distinguished Teacher Award College of Graduate Students, Georiga Regents University, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • COGS 8120

    Cardiovas Physio & Pharma
  • MEDI 5150

    Mod 1: Cell & Molecular Basis
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • COGS 8012

    Scientific Communications
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • COGS 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • COGS 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • COGS 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • MEDI 5198

    Phase 1 Comprehensive Module
  • MEDI 5298

    Phase 2 Comp Module & NBR

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Chronic insulin-clamp causes postprandial diuresis in Sprague-Dawley Rats., 2016
  • Cross-talk between insulin and IGF-1 receptors in the cortical collecting duct princpal cells: implication for ENaC-mediated Na+ reabsorption, 2015
  • Inhibition of sphingosine kinase 1 ameliorates angiotensin II-induced hypertension and inhibits transmembrane calcium entry via store-operated calcium channel, 2015
    Book Review
  • Deletion of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1b in proopiomelanocortin neurons reduces neurogenic control of blood pressure and protects mice from leptin- and sympatho-mediated hypertension., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The role of IL-6 in the physiologic versus hypertensive blood pressure actions of angiotensin II., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Cardiovascular-renal integrative physiology and hypertension. Longstanding interest in renal and hormonal mechanisms for chronic blood pressure and circulatory system control in states of insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and diabetes. New work reveals a chronic sodium-retaining action of insulin, and shows that the sustained natriuresis and diuresis in uncontrolled Type I diabetes is due to the loss of insulin rather than hyperglycemia per se.

University Service

  • Animal Care and Use Leadership Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Cardiopulmonary Module Director, Phase I curriculum, MCG 2014 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Biomedical Sciences Core Curriculum Program Director, Graduate School, AU 2011 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) 2009 - Present

Professional Service

  • Journal of the American Society of Hypertension 2006 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • American Heart Association - Council for HBPR Nominating Committee 2005 - Present

  • Hypertension 2002 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • The American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 1993 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • American Physiological Society Conference 2014 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair