Gabor Csanyi

Assistant Professor

Gabor Csanyi

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


I am an Assistant Professor in the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University. The overarching goal of my laboratory is to better understand the signaling mechanisms associated with vascular pathologies and to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Pathology and Rela University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2008

  • BA, Pharmaceutical Sciences. University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2003

  • MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences. University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Best Poster Presentation 2013

  • Great Rivers Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012

  • New Investigator Travel Award 2012

  • Young Investigator Award 2010

  • Young Investigator Award Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM), 2009

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • COGS 8120

    Cardiovas Physio & Pharma
  • VBIO 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • COGS 8130

    Scientific Grant Writing
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • VBIO 9020

    Vascular Biology Journal Club
  • VBIO 8130

    Modern Drug Discovery/Developm
  • PHRM 9020

    Seminar in Pharmacology

Teaching Interests

Physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of cardiovascular system.


Selected Recent Publications

  • MEF2B-Nox1 Signaling Is Critical for Stretch-Induced Phenotypic Modulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells, 2015
  • Platelet-derived HMGB1 is a critical mediator for thrombosis, 2015
  • Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease, 2014
  • Thrombospondin-1 Activation of SIRP-α Stimulates ROS Production and Promotes Renal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury., 2014
  • Thrombospondin-1 and CD47 Regulation of Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Responses in Health and Disease., 2014

Research Interests

• Regulation of vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in health and disease. • The role of distinct vascular isoforms of NADPH oxidase (Nox) and increased ROS generation in the initiation and progression of vascular disorders. • Vascular redox signaling pathways and identification of new redox targets downstream of Nox activation. • The role of matricellular protein thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) in vascular disease. • Interrogation of TSP1-CD47-Nox axis as a proximate promoter of macrophage and vascular parenchymal cell ROS and its role in atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular disorders.