Lab Personnel

Projects:

Our laboratory utilizes a broad range of technologies and strategies to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating the function of inflammatory cells, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle cells in the development of cardiovascular disorders.

Madison West

Madison West

madwest@augusta.edu 
Research Assistant

 

 


Louise MeadowsLouise Meadows

mmeadows@augusta.edu
Sr. Research Associate

 

 

 


Robert BatoriRobert Batori

rbatori@augusta.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow

 

 

 


Zsuzsanna Bordan

Zsuzsanna Bordan

zbordan@augusta.edu
PhD Candidate
Grant support: AHA Predoctoral Fellowship; 2018-2020

 

 


Steve HaigeSteve Haigh

shaigh@augusta.edu
PhD Candidate
Grant support: NIH F-31 Predoctoral Fellowship; 2019-2020
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship; 2018-2020

 


Hunter Sellers

Hunter Sellers

hsellers@augusta.edu
PhD Candidate

Grant support: NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship; 2022-2025

 


Zach BrownZach Brown
 
zabrown@augusta.edu
PhD Student
 
 
 
 

Mitch ShiversMitch Shivers

mishivers@augusta.edu
PhD Student

 

 

 


 

 

Pulmonary Impact of PBK

Pulmonary Impact of PBK

MCG Magazine
February 1, 2022

A gene that is overexpressed in some aggressive cancers also appears to be key to the excessive cell proliferation that thickens the walls of pulmonary arteries and ultimately causes the right ventricle of the heart to fail, scientists report.

They have the first evidence that PBK, or PDZ-Binding Kinase, is upregulated in both animal models and the lung tissue of patients with progressive and deadly pulmonary hypertension, says Dr. David Fulton, director of the MCG Vascular Biology Center.

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Cancer Doctors Talking

An 'ah-ha' moment links rare lung disease with cancer and a rogue gene
DECEMBER 8, 2021 | THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Cancer researcher Caryn Bird, 29, was walking down the hall at Augusta University with her boss when she found she didn't have the breath to carry on a conversation. She stopped, but it didn't get better, even after reaching his office. Her shortness of breath was getting worse and wasn't responding to asthma treatments.

Bird wondered aloud if it was her heart and not her lungs but the other researcher suggested it might be both. Turns out, he was right. It was pulmonary arterial hypertension. And it was almost too late.

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Member Activities & News


2021

Dr. Fulton & Dr. Batori awards

 

Robert Batori, PhD

Award for Excellence in Research by a Postdoctoral Fellow (poster)

  • 2nd place – Robert Batori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

Bordan and Grid


Zsuzsanna Bordan

JI CHENG MEMORIAL AWARD for Excellence in Research, Graduate Research Day, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Best Student Presentation Award in Vascular Biology Journal Club, Augusta University, Augusta, GA