Department of Physiology


  • Drs. Chen and Yoon received an American Heart Association (AHA) Grant-in-Aid.
  • Dr. Abdelsaid, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ergul's lab recevived an AHA Scientist Development Grant.
  • Dr. Stepp has been appointed chair of the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Dr. Webb, Camilla F. Wenceslau, and Cameron G. McCarthy's research was featured in a American Physiological Society podcast.
  • Lia Taylor was announced as a 2016-2017 Porter Physiology Fellowship awardee by The American Physiological Society, on behalf of the Porter Physiology Development and Minority Affairs Committee.
  • Dr. Belin de Chantemele received the Virendra B. Mahesh Distinguished Research Award.
  • John Paul Valenzuela, a graduate student in Dr. Ergul's lab, was one of two recipients to be selected as a 2016 recipient of the Darrell Brann Alumni Scholarship.
  • Lia Taylor, a graduate student in Dr. Sullivan’s lab, was named as a finalist for the 2016 Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section Predoctoral Research Recognition Award.
  • Dr. Chen has been awarded a 5 year R01 grant: "Novel Role of Bscl2 in Cardiac Substrate Metabolism and Function" from the from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
  • Dr. Belin de Chantemele was featured in the Augusta Chronicle article "Hormones and fat could put women at risk".
  • Dr. Belin de Chantemele has been awarded a 5 year R01 grant: "Aldosterone Contribution to Leptin-mediated Hypertension in Obese Females” from the NHLBI.
  • Dr. Belin de Chantemele received the 2016 Medical College of Georgia Faculty Award for Outstanding Young Basic Science Award.
  • Dr. Payne received the 2016 Medical College of Georgia Faculty Award for Educator of the Year Award.


Department of Physiology
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
1120 15th Street, CA3126
Augusta, GA 30912


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