Sylvia Smith

Department Chair

Sylvia Smith

Department Chair

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 Ophthalmology

Other Duties

Regents' Professor, Cellular Biology and Anatomy

  • (706) 721-3731
  • (706) 721-6120
  • CB 1109

Education

  • Ph.D., Medical Scientist. University of South Alabama, 1987

  • BS, Medical Scientist University of South Alabama, 1985

  • MA, Health Aides/Attendants/Orderl University of Illinois at Urba, 1979

  • BS, Speech-Lang Pathology/Patholog Auburn University, 1977

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Vision Research, Graduate Student Research Day 2015

  • Appointed Regents’ Professor Board of Regents, University System of Georgia, 2014

  • Appointed to Editorial Board, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2014

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching award for teaching efforts in 2012-13 academic year UGME, 2014

  • Charter member, Georgia Regents University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 9300

    Research
  • COGS 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • ANAT 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • MEDI 5169

    Mod 6: Head & Neck Special Sen

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Hyperhomocysteinemia disrupts retinal pigment epithelial structure and function with features of age-related macular degeneration., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Hyperhomocysteinemia disrupts retinal pigment epithelial structure and function with features of age-related macular degeneration., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Lipidomic Screen of Hyperglycemia-Treated Human Retinal Endothelial Cells Links Lipid Metabolites of 12/15-Lipoxygenase to Microvascular Dysfunction during Diabetic Retinopathy via NADPH Oxidase., 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Hyperglycemia, p53, and mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis are involved in The susceptibility of diabetic models to ischemic acute kidney injury, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mitochondrial histone deacetylase Sirt3 as a regulator of iron homeostasis and metabolite receptors Gpr91 and Gpr81 in retina, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Medical College of Georgia Histology and Electron Microscopy Core Facility 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Medical College of Georgia Imaging Core Facility 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • CBA departmental retreat committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CBA departmental Faculty Search and Recruitment Committee 2011 - 2012

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy 2003 - 2010

College Service

  • Medical College of Georgia Basic Science Chairs Committee 2013 - Present

  • Medical College of Georgia Chairs Committee 2013 - Present

  • Medical College of Georgia Executive Committee 2013 - Present

  • Medical College of Georgia, Working group: Research, Strategic Planning Initiative 2013 - 2013

  • Graduate Council (ex-officio member as interim dean) 2012 - 2013

University Service

  • Animal Care and Use Task Force 2015 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • House co-advisor for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Medical Students 2015 - Present

  • MCG Center and Institute Directors Committee 2015 - Present

  • Medical College of Georgia Executive Committee 2015 - Present

  • Vision Science Courses Development Committee 2015 - Present

Professional Service

  • Acta Neuropathologica 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Pathology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Amino Acids 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Archives of Ophthalmology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer