Faculty

Darrell Brann, PhD

Darrell Brann, PhD
Regents' Professor and
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: dbrann@augusta.edu

Lab website

Actions and mechanisms of a key endocrine regulatory molecule, 17-beta-estradiol (E2), in the central nervous system

 Richard Cameron

Richard Cameron, PhD
Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

School of Graduate Studies

E-mail: rcameron@augusta.edu

Neural development; unconventional myosins; cell cycle; cell cycle checkpoints; and cell signaling

 Bo-Shiun Chen

Bo-Shiun Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

E-mail: bochen@augusta.edu

Glutamate, NMDA receptors, trafficking, cerebellum, neuronal survival

 Quansheng Du

Quansheng Du, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: qdu@augusta.edu

Cell Polarity, Cell Division, Asymmetric Cell Division, Stem Cell, Epithelial Morphogenesis

 Ali Eroglu

Ali Eroglu, PhD, DVM
Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Medicine

School of Graduate Studies

Email: aeroglu@augusta.edu

Cell/tissue preservation, regenerative medicine, stem cells, epigenetics

 Carlos Isales, MD

Carlos Isales, MD
Regents' Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, DNRM
Vice Chair Clinical and Translational Research,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Medicine

Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

School of Graduate Studies

Email: cisales@augusta.edu

Cells, regeneration, bone, osteoporosis, nutrition

 David Kozlowski, PhD

David Kozlowski, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

School of Graduate Studies

Email: dkozlowski@augusta.edu

Zebrafish, neurodevelopment, regeneration, mechanosensory hair cell, GnRH neuron

 Lawrence Layman

Lawrence Layman, MD
Professor and Chief,
Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and Genetics,
Department of OB/GYN

Email: lalayman@augusta.edu

Better understand processes affecting puberty, fertility, and human development

Lu Pic

Xin-Yun Lu, PhD

Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine 
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Chair in Translational Neuroscience

School of Graduate Studies

Email: xylu@augusta.edu

Lu Lab information

Adipokines, neural plasticity, emotion and motivation, mood disorders, PTSD, metabolic disorders

 Lynnette McCluskey

Lynnette McCluskey, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: lmccluskey@augusta.edu

Taste, neuroimmunology, neural degeneration, neural regeneration

 Lin Mei

Lin Mei, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: lmei@augusta.edu

Lab website

Synaptogenesis, neuromuscular junction formation, synaptic plasticity, mental disorders, muscular dystrophy

 Xing-Ming Shi

Xing-Ming Shi, PhD
Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

School of Graduate Studies

Email: xshi@augusta.edu

PPAR; MSC; glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper; Adipocyte differentiation; Osteoblast differentiation; Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis; Inflammation

 

Alexis M. Stranahan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Email: astranahan@augusta.edu

Hippocampus, Dendritic spine, Long-term potentiation, obesity, diabetes

 Wen-Cheng Xiong

Wen-Cheng Xiong, PhD
Weiss Research Professor and Professor

Department of Neurology

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

School of Graduate Studies

Email: wxiong@augusta.edu

Molecular mechanisms underlying axon pathfinding and bone remodeling

 Jianhua Xu

Jianhua Xu, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: jxu1@augusta.edu

Short-term synaptic plasticity, regulation of vesicle exocytosis and endocytosis

 Robert Yu

Robert Yu, PhD, Med.Sc.D.
Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: ryu@augusta.edu

Developmental neurobiology; Glycobiology; neural stem cell; neurodegenerative disorder, neural regeneration

 Quanguang Zhang

Quanguang Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: qzhang@augusta.edu

Cerebral ischemia; Hippocampus; Protection; Estrogen; Receptor

Research

Faculty

 ding

Ke-Hong Ding, MD, PhD
Senior Research Scientist

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Medicine

Email: kding@augusta.edu

 yutaka

Yutaka Itokazu, PhD

Research Scientist

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Email: yitokazu@augusta.edu

 

 zhong

Qing Zhong, MD

Senior Research Scientist

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Medicine

Email: qzhong@augusta.edu

Adjunct Faculty

 
Wei-Hua Wu

Wei-Hua Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: wwu@augusta.edu

ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling, gene expression, chromatin structure and metabolism, functional genomics

Erhard Bieberich

Erhard Bieberich, PhD
Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine  

Dept of Medicine        

School of Graduate Studies

Email: ebieberich@augusta.edu 

Lipid signaling, ceramide, apoptosis, stem cells, cancer

Albert Pan

Albert Pan, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Neurology

School of Graduate Studies

Email: ypan@augusta.edu

Neural circuit structure, function, and development