Meghan McGee Lawrence

Assistant Professor

Meghan McGee Lawrence

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

  • (706) 446-0128
  • CB 2820A

Education

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering and Biomedical Michigan Technological Univ, 2009

  • BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Michigan Technological Univ, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2014

  • ASBMR President's Poster Competition Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2013

  • Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Career Development Award Mayo Clinic, 2012

  • AIMM/ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award Advances in Mineral Metabolism / American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2011

  • ASBMR Felix Bronner Young Investigator Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 7300

    Human Gross Anatomy
  • ANAT 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • COGS 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • COGS 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • ANAT 8010

    Special Topics in Anatomy
  • GNMD 8052

    Func Geno & Prote Using Anml M
  • ANAT 7010

    Human Gross Anat for Med Ill I
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • COGS 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology
  • ANAT 9010

    Seminar in Cell Bio-Anm

Teaching Interests

Cell / molecular biology, anatomy, physiology

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Scapula fracture incidence in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty using screws above or below metaglene central cage: clinical and biomechanical outcomes., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Whole-body vibration mimics the metabolic effects of exercise in male leptin receptor deficient mice., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 Inhibition Stimulates Bone Formation and Mitigates Bone Loss Caused by Ovariectomy in Skeletally Mature Mice., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Histone deacetylase 3 supports endochondral bone formation by controlling cytokine signaling and matrix remodeling., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Control of bone homeostasis by the Wnt inhibitor Sclerostin, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Bone biology, aging, epigenetics, skeletal biomechanics, bone adaptation, mechanotransduction, metabolism, stem cells

Department Service

  • Cellular Biology and Anatomy Graduate Council 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Research Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Seminar: “Starting a Laboratory” 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • LCME 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Seminar: “Finding a Faculty Job” 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Seminar: “MENTORing Makes a Difference” 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker

Professional Service

  • Orthopaedic Research Society Media Relations & Communications Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Peer Reviewer 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Subcommittee 2009 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Wesley Tutors, Lamar-Milledge Elementary School 2016 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Wesley UMC Adult Handbell Choir 2014 - Present

    Role: Member