Lab Personnel

Dr. Mourad

Mourad Ogbi, BS
Sr Research Associate
Office Phone:  706-721-4173

Project: Role of prostaglandin D2 receptor in abdominal aortic aneurysm formation



Dr. Bhupesh Singla

Hong Shi, MD
Assistant Professor

Project: Role of perivascular adipose tissue in regulating endothelial dysfunction in the context of systemic lupus erythematosus



Samah Ahmadieh, MD

Samah Ahmadieh, MD
Research Resident

Project: Role of histone deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) in mitochondrial function and cardiometabolic disease



Abdalrahman Zarzour, MD

Abdalrahman Zarzour, MD
Assistant Professor

Project: Mechanisms of temperature-sensitive histone deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) in adipose tissue metabolisms



Autumn Gaillard
Research Technician


Jacob Greenway
Research Assistant


Brandee Goo

Brandee Goo
MD/ PhD Student

Project: Role of histone deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) in aging, cardiometablic disease



David KimDavid Kim
MD/PhD Student

Project: Role of long non-coding RNAs in neointima hyperplasia





Weintraub lab- Dr. Mourad Ogbi
David Kim
Weintraub lab- Dr. Ahmadieh




Member Activities & News

The Intersection

MCG Magazine
February 1, 2022

There is a bidirectional intersection of the nation’s top two killers that scientists want to better understand and disrupt.

Cardiovascular disease and cancer often occur in the same people, potentially in large part because the two very common conditions share risk factors like obesity, which promotes inflammation, a key driver for both.

Medical College of Georgia scientists have mounting evidence that obesity also puts those with cancer at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and vice versa.





Tyler Benson

Tyler Benson -

receives PhD with Distinction!




Dr. Neal Weintarub and Erica Boeson

Neal Weintraub with Erica Boesen

Ross McIntyre Award from University of Nebraska 2020







Brandee Gee lab shot

Brandee Gee-

MD/ PhD Student  in lab










Drs. Nichole Yiew and Neal Weintraub

Nichole Yiew -

Pharmacology graduate student in the lab with Dr. Weintraub







AHA Donor poster-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

AHA Donor Appreciation poster “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – The silent killer”











AHA donor appreciation Meet ‘N’ Greet

AHA donor appreciation Meet ‘N’ Greet










AHA donor appreciation Meet ‘N’ Greet

AHA donor appreciation Meet ‘N’ Greet