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

  • MMCGEELAWRENCE@augusta.edu
  • (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 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • COGS 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • COGS 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • ANAT 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • 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