Ashok Sharma

Associate Professor

Ashok Sharma

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Ophthalmology

The Graduate School


Dr. Sharma has experience in both computational and biological aspects of genomic medicine. Dr. Sharma works with an interdisciplinary team to carry out bioinformatics analysis and pursuing research projects in collaboration with other biologists.


  • Ph.D., Genome Sciences/Genomics Medical College of Georgia, 2011

  • BS, Engineering, Other AM University, 1997

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • GNMD 9210

    Inves of a Prob Genomic Med: Investigation of a Problem
  • GNMD 9300

    Research in Genomic Medicine
  • BIOM 8090

    Fundamentals of Genomic Med
  • GNMD 8060

    Genomic Medicine Seminar
  • GNMD 8051

    Translational Genom/Proteomic
  • GNMD 8050

    Compu Methods in Geno and Gene
  • GNMD 8052

    Func Geno & Prote Using Anml M
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research

Teaching Interests

Computational Methods in Genomics and Genetics


Selected Recent Publications

  • Inhibition of interleukin-6 trans-signaling prevents inflammation and endothelial barrier disruption in retinal endothelial cells, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • KLHL5 knockdown increases cellular sensitivity to anticancer drugs, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Kidney-targeted inhibition of protein kinase C-α ameliorates nephrotoxic nephritis with restoration of mitochondrial dysfunction, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Proteomic Alterations in Aqueous Humor From Patients With Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Identification of non-HLA genes associated with development of islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes in the prospective TEDDY cohort., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Development of biologically meaningful algorithms for comprehensive analysis and visualization of high-throughput data by incorporating biological knowledge and rigorous computational/statistical methods.

College Service

  • Interview Task Force 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Interview Task Force 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Interview Task Force 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Genomic Medicine Graduate Program Director 2016 - Present

    Role: Program Coordinator

Professional Service

  • Medical Genomics and Biomarkers 2016 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Frontiers in Molecular BioSciences 2014 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Frontiers in Physiology 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Frontiers in Genetics 2011 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor

Public Service

  • Youth Leadership Augusta 2016 - 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker