Jennie: MCG Researchers identify link between high glucose and function of circadian clocks in cells

Dr. David Fulton and Dr. David Stepp from the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University appeared on Jennie, with host Jennie Montgomery, this November to talk about their recent research.

MCG hires experts in gene editing

Dr. Lin Gan and Dr. Joseph Miano talk about their cutting edge research and how they use CRISPR to help figure out the links between disease and gene mutations.

Head shot of Robert Batori 

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Begins January 2020

Robert Batori, PhD
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD

"Novel roles of PFKFB3 in mediating nitric oxide syntheses and endothelial dysfunction in obesity" 

Huiping Lin gets Travel Award at AHA 2019

ATVB Travel Award for Basic Science Abstracts Oral Presentation

2019 AHA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.

Huiping Lin
Mentor:  Gábor Csányi, PhD

"Receptor-independent Ldl Macropinocytosis By Macrophages Contributes To The Pathogenesis Of Atherosclerosis"

photo of Archita Das

Top score in Best Poster Award at AHA 2019

Archita Das
Mentors: Drs. Masuko and Tohru Fukai

“Cu Importer CTR1 is a Redox Sensor That Promotes VEGFR2 Signaling and Angiogenesis”. 

 

Intramural Grants Program Award (IGP)

The purpose of the IGP is to assist Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University faculty members in competing successfully for major research funding from external sponsors. This award is administered through the Division of Sponsored Program Administration on behalf of the Office of Vice President for Research.

After a rigorous application review, this year VBC has racked up the awards!

Dr. SuHuabo Su
"Novel Post-Translational Mechanisms Regulating Mitochondrial Homeostasis in the Adult Heart."

 

Dr. Eric Belin de ChantemeleEric Belin de Chantemele, Jennifer Sullivan & Wendy Bollag
"The Role of Aldosterone in High Fat Diet-Induced Hypertension in Males and Females.

 

Dr. WeintraubNeal Weintraub & Lufei Young
"Investigator-Initiated Pilot Study to Evaluate Preclinical Effects of Nicotinamide Riboside in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm."

Dr. Brian Stansfield

Brian Stansfield Featured on WJBF

Watch the News Report on WJBF

Dr. Bruder do Nascimento  

2019 Stephanie Watts Career Development Award Finalist

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD 

As a finalist, Dr. Bruder do Nascimento will be attending the AHA Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA in September to compete for this coveted award. The Stephanie Watts Career Development Award was established to honor the advocacy work of Dr. Stephanie Watts, an active member of the Council on Hypertension, who has always advocated for the needs of the many trainees associated with the Council.

Bhupesh Singla, PhD

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99)

Bhupesh Singla, PhD, 
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Lab: Gabor Csanyi, PhD


Submission Title: 
Regulation of Lymphangiogenesis by Thrombospondin 1

The purpose of this program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

Alec Davila, MD/PhDAluya Oseghale, PhDShirley Li, PhD 

VBC 2019 PHD Awardees

Alec Davila, MD/PhD
Thesis Defense “Microvascular dysfunction in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction”
Mentor, Zolt Bag, PhD

Aluya Oseghale, PhD
Thesis defense “Therapeutic reactivation of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell disease: development of a novel prodrug AN-233”
Mentor, Betty Pace, PhD


Xueyi “Shirley” Li, PhD
Thesis defense “Dissecting the Roles of Galectin-3 in pulmonary hypertension”
Mentor, David Fulton, PhD

 

Vascular Biology Students Have Major Showing at Graduate Research Day
Awards Ceremony

VBC Students outperform at Graduate Research Day

(Top row L-R) 
Esraa Sosha won 2nd prize in the "postdoctoral poster presentations".
Jessica Faulkner won 2nd prize in the "postdoctoral oral presentations".
Aluya Oseghale won the "Award for Excellence in Research" – Vascular Biology.
Dipankar Ash won 1st prize in the "postdoctoral poster presentations".
Kareem Abdelsaid and Alec Davila won the "Graduate School Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student".

(Bottom row L-R) 
Zsuszanna Bordan won the "Ji Cheng Memorial Award for Excellence in Research by a biomedical sciences student in the early years of training".
Thiago Bruder do Nascimento won 3rd prize in the "postdoctoral oral presentations".

Graduate Research Day 2019 Winners

Huiping Lin

ATVB Conference Finalist for the
Junior Investigator Award for Women.

Huiping Lin
Mentor: Gábor Csányi, PhD

Dr. Ralf Lucas and Lab

 

Peptide May Protect Kidneys From Ourselves

Dr Lucas and Team have research featured

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Dr. Brian Stansfield

Dr Brian Stansfield Elected President of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research

Read the Article in JAGWIRE

Dr. Belin de Chantemele and Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, Postdoctoral Fellow

Winner of the American Heart Association - Council on Hypertension 2018 Onsite Trainee Poster Award

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemele, PhD

"Leptin Supplementation Restores Endothelial Function And Vascular Adrenergic Tone Via Direct Endothelial Mechanisms And Sympato-activation, Respectively, In A Mouse Model Of Congenital Lipodystrophy"

 

American Heart Summer 2018 Predoc Award Winner

Alec Davila, MD/PhD Candidate

 

VBC Grad Student, Steve Haigh

Winner of  the "National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31 Fellowship Award"

Steve Haigh, Graduate Student
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD

Project Title: The hypoxia inducible factor: Galectin 3 signaling axis in pulmonary hypertension

Huiping Lin, PhD Candidate and Dr. Gabor Csanyi

American Heart Summer 2018 Predoc Award Winner

Huiping Lin, PhD Candidate
Menor: Gábor Csányi, PhD

ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators

Ruth Caldwell, PhD.

 
 

New Target Could Help Protect Vision Following Optic Nerve Trauma.

Dr. Abdelrahman Y. Fouda, Dr. Ruth B. Caldwell and research associate Zhimin Xu's work featured in Jagwire.

Read more in Jagwire

Drs. Faulkner and Belin de Chantemele work in their lab

Drs. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Jessica Faulkner featured in Jagwire and on WJBF.

Read more in Jagwire

Watch on WJBF news

Dr. Rudolf Lucas Distinguished Researcher Award   

Congratulations Dr. Rudolf Lucas of the Vascular Biology Center

Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award.

Gabor Csanyi Emerging Scientist Award

Congratulations Dr. Gabor Csanyi of the Vascular Biology Center

Recipient of the 2018 Emerging Scientist Award.

Drs. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento and Eric Belin de Chantemele

Getting leptin levels “just right” may provide cardiovascular protection

Drs. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento and Eric Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire,

Read more in Jagwire

Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Dr. Ruth Caldwell receives RO1

National Institute of Health Research Project Grant (R01) Award
Congratulations Dr. Caldwell

Dr. Belin de Chantemele

Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Hypertension Associated with Obesity

Eric Belin de Chantemele, PhD interviewed at Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions -
AHA Council on Hypertension | AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease
American Society of Hypertension

See the interview (Friday Sept 7, 2018)

Dr. Rudolf Lucas

New Target is an Apparent Triple Threat to Pneumonia

Dr. Rudolf Lucas of the VBC featured on WJBF News.

See the TV News Interview
Read more in Jagwire

Dr. Yunchao Su and  Dr. Yuqing Huo

New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment Target in the Bull's-eye

Dr. Yunchao Su and Dr. Yuqing Huo of the VBC featured.

Read the feature on Medical Xpress
Drs.  Eric Belin de Chantemele and Faulkner

Scientists work to protect obese, younger women from cardiovascular risk

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Dr. Jessica Faulkner, postdoctoral fellow, featured in Jagwire

Read more on Jagwire

Weintraub Lab 

 Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease

Dr. Neal L. Weintraub, Dr. Julia E. Brittain and doctoral Student Tyler W. Benson in Jagwire.

Read the Jagwire feature

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai

Copper excess in diabetes hinders our ability to make healthy blood vessels

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai of the VBC featured in Jagwire

Read more about the research on jagwire

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai 

New target emerging for treating diabetes-related blood vessel damage

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai featured in Jagwire

Read more about Dr. Ushio-Fukai's research

Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele

Too little fat is bad for cardiovascular health and leptin therapy may help

Grant by Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire.

Read more about their research

Dr. Liu and Dr. Huo

Likely new treatment target identified for Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Yuqing Huo and Dr. Zhiping Liu of VBC featured

Read about it in JagWire

Dr. Romero-Lucas

VBC's Dr. Romero-Lucas Receives 2018 Award

Maritza Romero-Lucas, MD, D. Sc, of the VBC, receives Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP) Award!

Anita Kovacs-Kasa, PhD

American Heart Postdoc Award Winner

Anita Kovacs-Kasa, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: "HDAC7 in MLCP-mediated endothelial barrier preservation"

Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Verin

Taysuya Aonuma, PhD

American Heart Postdoc Award Winner

Taysuya Aonuma, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow 

Project: "The axis of long noncoding RNA MIAT and microRNA-150 in acute myocardial infarction"

Sponsor: Il-man Kim

 Aluya Oseghale

American Society of Hematology
2017 Minority Graduate Student
Abstract Achievement Award  

Aluya Oseghale

"Novel conjugates of butyrate and δ-aminolevulinate increase γ-globin gene expression and fetal hemoglobin synthesis in erythroid progenitors"

Mentor: Petty Pace 

 The VBC Congratulates our 2018 Ph.D. Award Recipients!

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD 

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD

Thesis: “ß-adrenergic receptor/ß-arrestin-mediated mircroRNA maturation regulatory network: A new player in cardioprotective signaling.”

Mentor: Dr. Il-man Kim

Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Thesis: “ADAM17 and age-related vascular dysfunction”

Mentor: Dr. Zsolt Bagi

Esraa Shosha, PhD

Esraa Shosha, PhD with Distinction

Thesis: “Neurovascular Degeneration Following Retinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of Arginase 2”

Mentor: Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD

2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award recipient

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD

Student in Huabo Su’s lab received the
2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award
at the AHA Scientific Session 2017 (11/11-15 in Anaheim, CA) - Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)