Lab Personnel

Dr. Modesto Rojas

Modesto A. Rojas, MD

mrojas@augusta.edu

Assistant Research Scientist (2014 - present)

Dr. Rojas is investigating expression/activity of the cholesterol metabolizing enzyme ACAT (acyl-Coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase) as a novel therapeutic target for preventing pathological angiogenesis and promoting vascular repair in models of retinopathy of prematurity.

Grant Support:
(2021 – 2023)  1R21EY032265 NEI NIH  Title: Role of ACAT1 in Pathological Retinal Neovascularization


Tahira Lemtalsi

Tahira Lemtalsi, BA

tlemtalsi@augusta.edu

Research Associate

Ms. Lemtalsi manages the cell biology laboratory and tissue culture facility.

 

 


Zhim Xu

Zhimin Xu, BS, MS

zxu@augusta.edu

Research Associate

Ms. Zu manages the molecular biology lab and transgenic animal colony.

 


 

 

Syed Adeel Zaidi

Syed Adeel Zaidi, PhD

Email: syezaidi@augusta.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow (2020 – present)

 

 

 


Dr. Wei Xiao

Wei Xiao, PhD

Email: wxiao@augusta.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow (2021 – present)

 

 

 

 


 

Luke Qin

Luke Qin

Luqin@augusta.edu

First year medical student

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Activities & News

2019

Drs. Fouda and Shosa

Dr. Fouda and Dr. Shosha

receive poster competition postdoc awards in the VA research week.

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drs. Shosa Excellence award


Dr. Shosha

receives award in Excellence in research by a postdoctoral fellow, Augusta University, Graduate Research Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017

Drs. Shosa PhD


Dr. Shosha

receives her PhD degree with distinction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drs. Shosha VDI award Research Day


Dr. Shosha

receives James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute Award, Augusta University, Graduate Research Day.

 

 

 

 




 

2016

Drs. Shosa Research Day 2016


Dr. Shosha

receives Excellence in Research in Vascular Biology, Augusta University, Graduate Research Day.