Paul McNeil

Professor

Paul McNeil

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 Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Bio

I am credited with the discovery that cells in the mammalian body frequently suffer injury to their outmost covering, the plasma membrane; with the discovery that this type of injury is quite common in skeletal muscle and contributes to disease; and in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms employed to repair this injury.

  • (706) 721-3065
  • (706) 721-6120
  • CB 2816

Education

  • Ph.D., Bio, General University of California, Los, 1980

  • BS, Zoology/Animal Bio Arizona State University, 1975

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL
  • MEDI 5150

    Mod 1: Cell & Molecular Basis
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • COGS 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology
  • ANAT 8050

    Graduate Histology
  • BCMB 8201

    Cur Topics & Tech in MB
  • COGS 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • MEDI 5163

    Mod 4 Gastrointest & Nutrition
  • MEDI 5159

    Mod 5: Genitourinary
  • MEDI 5198

    Phase 1 Comprehensive Module
  • ANAT 8010

    Special Topics in Anatomy

Teaching Interests

I am active in teaching in the areas of cell/molecular biology and histology, both at the graduate and medical student levels.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Cell wounding activates phospholipase D in primary mouse keratinocytes, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Helicobacter pylori disrupts host cell membranes, initiating a repair response and cell proliferation, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Innate function of vitamin E, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A novel cellular defect in diabetes: Membrane repair failure, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A novel cellular defect in diabetes: Membrane repair failure, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

I am interested in the biological and medical relevance of plasma membrane disruption injuries, and in how cells repair these injuries.