Babak Baban

Associate Dean

Babak Baban

Associate Dean


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Plastic Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pathology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology

Department of The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology


Dr. Babak Baban is a Professor, immunologist, and Associate Dean for Research at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University of Georgia, USA. He earned his Ph.D. degree from University of London in UK.

  • (706) 721-2032
  • (706) 721-8732
  • CB 2602


  • MPH, Public Health, General Augusta University, 2015

  • MBA, Business Administration and Management, General Augusta State University, 2008

  • Ph.D., Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology University of London, 1998

  • MS, MicroBio Sci and Immunology Tehran Univ of Medical Science, 1992

  • BS, Bio, General Urmia University, 1989

Awards & Honors

  • Regents' Entrepreneur Augusta University, 2023

  • Phi Kappa Phi 2018

  • Study Section Chair American Heart Association, 2017

  • Study section Co-Chair American Heart Association, 2015

  • Associate Editor European Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine Association (EPMA), 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMFN 5102

    Biomedical Foundations II
  • BMHD 5101

    Host Def, Path & Mgt Infect

Teaching Interests

Immunology, Microbiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Cannabidiol Ameliorates Cognitive Function via Regulation of IL-33 and TREM2 Upregulation in a Murine Model of Alzheimer's Disease, 2021
  • Delayed Administration of Angiotensin Receptor (AT2R) Agonist C21 Improves Survival and Preserves Sensorimotor Outcomes in Female Diabetic Rats Post-Stroke through Modulation of Microglial Activation, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • High Levels of Interferon-Alpha Expressing Macrophages in Human Breast Milk During SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Case Report., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Local delivery of simvastatin maintains tooth anchorage during mechanical tooth moving via anti-inflammation property and AMPK/MAPK/NF-kB inhibition. , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Type 1 interferon mediates chronic stress-induced neuroinflammation and behavioral deficits via complement component 3-dependent pathway. , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Translational Immunology, Immunoregulatory mechanisms, inflammatory responses, Medicinal Cannabis, Immunity of diseases, Tumor Immunology, immunity and alternative medicine

Department Service

  • Search Committee for OBDS faculty position 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee for Anatomy Position 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • DCG Tenure and Promotion Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Students Academic Records Committee 2013 - Present

  • Advisory Research Committee 2012 - Present

  • Admission Committee 2014 - 2017

University Service

  • TRIBA Steering Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • AU Faculty Workload Task Force 2020 - 2021

    Role: Task Force Member
  • AU Grievance and Dispute Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Dispute and Grievance Committee 2014 - 2017

Professional Service

  • J of Alzheimer's Disease 2021 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • American Dental Association/ADAT and INBDE Test Constructor 2020 - Present

  • American Dental Association/CODA Site Visitor 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • European Journal of Pharmacology 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Journal of Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article