Paul O'Connor

Associate Professor

Paul O'Connor

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology


  • Ph.D., Physiology, General. Monash University, 2005

  • BS, Biomedical Sciences, General. Monash University, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology American Physiological Society , 2015

  • Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section New Investigator Award. American Physiological Society , 2014

  • Fellow American Heart Association, 2013

  • Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, New Investigator Travel Award American Heart Association, 2012

  • Research Recognition Award: APS Renal Section American Physiological Society, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL
  • COGS 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • COGS 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • MDPH 5098

    MDPHD Summer Research
  • PSIO 9300

  • COGS 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • COGS 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • MEDI 5159

    Mod 5: Genitourinary


Selected Recent Publications

  • Bicarbonate therapy has no effect on renal T-cell infiltration or blood pressure but markedly reduces tubular casts/fibrosis and is associated with an M1 to M2 shift in Dahl salt-sensitive rats., 2016
  • Proton channels and renal hypertensive injury: a key piece of the Dahl salt-sensitive rat puzzle?, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Inhibition of Na+/H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 and/or Voltage Gated Proton Channel Improves Outcomes In An Embolic Stroke Model., 2016
  • Endothelin-1 contributes to the progression of renal injury in sickle cell disease via reactive oxygen species., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Deletion of voltage gated proton channel in microglial cells is neurovascular protective after ischemic brain injury. , 2015

University Service

  • IACUC 2013 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Department of Medicine Research Day 2012

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • American Physiological Society: John F. Perkins Jr. Memorial Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • VA Merit Review Committee - Nephrology 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Physiological Reports 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Acta Physiologica 2011 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • American Journal of Physiology 2011 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer

Public Service

  • USAFL Milwaukee Bombers Australian Rules Football Team 2010 - 2011

    Role: Other