Almira Vazdarjanova

Associate Professor

Almira Vazdarjanova

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology

The Graduate School

  • (706) 721-8782
  • (706) 721-8000
  • CB 3526

Education

  • MS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G University of California - Irv, 2000

  • Ph.D., Biological and Biomedical Scie University of California - Irv, 2000

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G University of California - Irv, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • VA Merit Award VHA, 2018

  • Integrity Award, AU Core Values Augusta University, 2017

  • Authentic Leadership for Women Academy Augusta University, 2017

  • VA Meri Award VHA, 2013

  • National Research Service Award NIH, 2003

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHRM 9300

    Research
  • PHRM 9020

    Seminar in Pharmacology
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • PHRM 5012

    Clinical Pharmacology Tutorial
  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • ANAT 7040

    Graduate Neuroanatomy
  • HONR 4000H

    Honors Thesis
  • MEDI 5169

    Mod 6: Head & Neck Special Sen
  • MEDI 5244

    Mod 7: Endocrine/Reproductive
  • MEDI 5174

    Mod 7: Med Neuro/Behav Health
  • BIOM 8080

    Neuroscience I

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor γ Controls Feeding and Agouti-related Peptide in the Arcuate Hypothalamus, 2015
  • A predictive model of PTSD: Finding pre-existing functional differences in susceptible rats, 2014
  • A predictive model of PTSD: pre-existing differences in perirhinal and agranular insular cortex, 2014
  • Altered hippocampal function before emotional trauma in rats susceptible to PTSD-like behaviors, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sparse encoding of a memory of a meal in the dorsal hippocampus as revealed with Arc expression, 2014

Department Service

  • Graduate Student Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • MCG Faculty Affairs Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Grievance Committee, Augusta University Faculty Senate 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Grievance Committee, AU Faculty Senate 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Grievance Committee, AU Faculty Senate 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Affiliation Partnership Council Committee on Research 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Grievance Committee, AU Faculty Senate 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • Society for Neuroscience 2008 - 2011

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer