Faculty

Darrell Brann, PhD
 
Darrell Brann, PhD
Regents' Professor and Interim Chair
Virendra B. Mahesh, PhD, D. Phil., Distinguished Chair in Neurology
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
 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
 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

 
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
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

 

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

 

Erhard Bieberich
 
 
 
Erhard Bieberich, PhD
Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine  
Dept of Medicine        
School of Graduate Studies

Email: ebieberich@augusta.edu 

 

Albert Pan
 
 
 
Albert Pan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Department of Neurology
School of Graduate Studies

Email: ypan@augusta.edu