Tiana Curry-McCoy

Associate Professor

Tiana Curry-McCoy

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

Bio

Dr. Tiana Curry-McCoy has a doctorate in pathology/microbiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she specialized in hepatoxicology. She studied alveolar ethanol toxicology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. She teaches Clinical Laboratory Science students biochemistry and research, and continues research in obese and alcohol metabolism.

  • (706) 721-9330
  • (706) 721-8293
  • EC 2338

Education

  • MPH, Public Health, General. Augusta University, 2016

  • Ph.D., Microbiology, General University of Nebraska Medical, 2009

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Bennett College, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • • C.H. Terrell Academy Certificate of Appreciation 2016

  • • Outstanding Service Award C.H. Terrell Academy , 2015

  • • Health Sciences Leadership Program Completion and Outstanding Accomplishment CAHS-Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • • John Wallace Diversity Program Mentor 42nd Autumn Immunology Conference, 2013

  • • Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness Travel award NIAAA Award , 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CLSC 4680

    Clinical Biochem/Immun Intern
  • CLSC 3640

    Clinical Biochemistry
  • CLSC 6640

    Clinical Biochemistry
  • CLSC 3645

    Clinical Biochemistry Lab
  • CLSC 6645

    Clinical Biochemistry Lab
  • CLSC 4903

    Clinical Lab Science Review
  • CAHS 6524

    Project Development
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CLSC 7680

    Clin Biochem/Immun Internship
  • CLSC 7903

    Clinical Laboratory Sci Review
  • CAHS 6503

    Research Process
  • CLSC 4501

    Seminar in CLS Evid Based Prct
  • CLSC 7990

    Clin Molecular Methds Intern
  • CAHS 6501

    Evidence-Based Practice

Teaching Interests

Dr. Curry-McCoy teaches Clinical Laboratory Science students biochemistry and research, and continues research in obese and alcohol metabolism.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function, 2015
    Other
  • Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function Workbook, 2015
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-Revised
  • Alcohol ingestion disrupts alveolar epithelial barrier function by activation of macrophage-derived transforming growth factor beta1, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Chronic Alcohol Ingestion in Rats Decreases Krüppel-Like Factor 4 Expression and Intracellular Zinc in the Lung, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Chronic Ethanol Consumption Results in Atypical Liver Injury in Copper/Zinc Superoxide Dismutase Deficient Mice, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The Cellular Function Laboratory conducts basic science research in cell biology, cellular mechanism, inflammation, molecular biology, pathology, and biochemistry. Its main research goal is to examine the effects of alcohol metabolism on normal and obese cellular systems to observe mechanistic changes that may later be treated and/or reversed, and translate this research to patient care. Dr. Curry-McCoy also trains student researchers and mentors master's research projects for Clinical Laboratory Science graduate students.

Department Service

  • Clinical Laboratory Science Program Advisory Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • CAHS Dean’s Cabinet 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU College of Allied Health Student Learning Outcomes Review Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Nutritional Program Development Committee 2012 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Honors Program Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee’s Basic Science Research Subcommittee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Biological Safety Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Senate representative and Chair of Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Chairperson
  • Senate representative and Co-Chair of Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • C.H. Terrell Academy Foundation 2009 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Glenn Hills Middle School Summer STEM Program/ Advisor 2014 - 2015

    Role: Workshop Organizer