Mahmood Mozaffari

Professor

Mahmood Mozaffari

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Bio

I have received dual training in basic medical sciences and general dentistry/hospital dentistry. I joined Dental College of Georgia in July 1994 where I am now a tenured professor.

  • (706) 721-3163
  • CL 2134

Education

  • DMD, Dentistry University of Alabama at Birmi, 1991

  • Ph.D., Pharmacology University of South Alabama, 1988

  • BS, Medical Scientist University of South Alabama, 1984

  • BS, Biochem East Carolina University, 1982

Certifications

  • State of Alabama Dental License Alabama Dental Board of Examiners, 1991

  • DEN GA Board of Dentistry, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation The EPMA World Congress, 2011

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Kappa Lambda Chapter, 2007

  • Certificate of Appreciation The US Army Dental Activity Postgraduate Dental Program, 1998

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • DMIC 5001

    Oral Microbiology and Infectio
  • DPHM 5002

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • DPHM 5003

    Pharmacology Seminar
  • OBMP 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology 3
  • OBPR 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology III
  • TMDT 5001

    Diag/Treat of Temporomandibula
  • DPHM 5001

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • DPHY 5002

    Physiological Foundation for D
  • DMIC 5003

    Cariology
  • OBPR 9010

    Graduate Oral Biology Seminar
  • OBMP 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology 2
  • OBMP 9002

    Topics in Oral Biology II
  • OBPR 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology II

Teaching Interests

My primary teaching interest relates to Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Other teaching interests include Physiology, biochemistry, interdisciplinary basic sciences and general dentistry.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Role of Curcumin in head and neck cancer, 2015
    Other
  • Pressure overload promotes HMGB1 signaling in the ischemic-reperfused heart, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Pressure overload promotes HMGB1 signaling in the ischemic-reperfused heart, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • SGK-1 regulates inflammation and cell death in the ischemic-reperfused heart: Pressure-related effects, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • SGK-1 regulates inflammation and cell death in the ischemic-reperfused heart: Pressure-related effects, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My current research interest relate to a) unraveling of novel immune and inflammatory mechanisms in cardiac injury models and b) novel immune and inflammatory mechanisms in salivary gland pathology of Sjogren's Syndrome. More recent/past research interests include a) inflammatory mechanisms in acute renal failure, b) impact of hypertension and/or diabetes on the kidney and impact of interventional modalities, c) impact of hypertension and/or glucose intolerance on the ischemic-reperfused heart and d) role of taurine in the kidney and cardiovascular system in health and disease.

Department Service

  • Committee for Joint Appointments in Oral Biology 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Faculty Senate 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Curriculum Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2008 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Governance and Communication Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Digital Measures Core Team 2015 - 2015

  • Inter-Professional Education 2012 - 2014

  • Cancer Center Director Search Committee 2010 - 2012

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Pillar Group 2010 - 2011

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • American Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • American Journal of Hypertension 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • American Journal of Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • American Journal of Physiology; Integrative and Comparative Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Other