Alexa Hryniuk

Assistant Professor

Alexa Hryniuk

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy


Received my PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine with a specialization in the gastrointestinal tract. Taught Medical Gross Anatomy to nursing students (Lakehead University) and medical students (University of Ottawa/Augusta University).

  • (706) 721-2985
  • CB 1807


  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular and Molecular Bi University of Ottawa, 2015

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2017

  • Excellence Scholarship University of Ottawa, 2014

  • Excellent Award for Teaching Assistant University of Ottawa, 2014

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship OSAP, 2014

  • Excellence Scholarship University of Ottawa, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • ANAT 7040

    Graduate Neuroanatomy
  • ANAT 7011

    Human Gross Anat Med Ill II
  • MEDI 5163

    Mod 4 Gastrointest & Nutrition
  • MEDI 5159

    Mod 5: Genitourinary
  • MEDI 5169

    Mod 6: Head & Neck Special Sen
  • MEDI 5174

    Mod 7: Med Neuro/Behav Health
  • MEDI 5198

    Phase 1 Comprehensive Module
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL
  • ANAT 7010

    Human Gross Anat for Med Ill I
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • ANAT 7300

    Human Gross Anatomy

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in Medical Gross Anatomy with specializations in gastrointestinal tract and neuroanatomy.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Examination of Active Learning by Sketching on the Academic Performance of Students Studying Embryology, 2017
    Conference Proceeding
  • Review: Individual Gains from Collaborative Tests Not Sustained Over a Course., 2016
    Journal Article, In-House Journal
  • Cdx1 and Cdx2 Function as Tumor Suppressors, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cdx1 and Cdx2 Exhibit Transcriptional Specificity in the Intestine, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cdx function is required for maintenance of intestinal identity in the adult, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My research interests are in Medical Education research. I have two research pursuits, the integration of basic science education along with clinical education in the medical science curriculum and assessment techniques in medical gross anatomy.

College Service

  • Phase 1 Histology Component Director 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 2021 Student Promotions Subcommittee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition Module Director 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • MCG Medical Educator Collective 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member