Clinton Webb

Kupperman Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Science

Clinton Webb

Kupperman Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Science

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Regents' Professor, Physiology

Education

  • Ph.D., Anatomy University of Iowa, 1976

  • MS, Physiology, General Southern Illinois University a, 1973

  • BA, Physiology, General Southern Illinois University a, 1971

Awards & Honors

  • R. Clinton Webb Annual Postdoctoral Travel Award Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2019

  • Fellow American Physiological Society, 2019

  • Novartis Award for Hypertension Research American Heart Association, 2018

  • Distinguished Research Faculty Award Augusta University, The Graduate School, 2017

  • Fellow American Society of Hypertension, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSIO 9300

    Research
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • PSIO 8340

    Advanced Study Physiology
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Toll-like receptor 9 regulates metabolic profile and contributes to obesity-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia in mice., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Double-stranded RNA and Toll-like receptor activation: a novel mechanism for blood pressure regulation., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mechanotransduction and Uterine Blood Flow in Preeclampsia: The Role of Mechanosensing Piezo 1 Ion Channels., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Reconstitution of autophagy ameliorates vascular function and arterial stiffening in spontaneously hypertensive rats., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • TRPM8 channel activation triggers relaxation of pudendal artery with increased sensitivity in the hypertensive rats., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The physiology of vascular smooth muscle, with particular emphasis placed on: 1) vascular reactivity in hypertension and diabetes, 2) penile and clitoral erection in sexual dysfunction, 3) cellular and subcellular mechanisms of contraction and relaxation of vascular smooth muscle (cell signaling, electrogenic sodium pump, subcellular calcium distribution, monovalent cation movements, nitric oxide, RhoA/Rho kinase, etc.), 4) adrenergic neurotransmission in blood vessels, and 5) intercellular communication between vascular smooth muscle cells.

University Service

  • University Senate Dispute Resolution and Grievance Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • MCG Research Institute Research Award Selection Committee 2006 - Present

  • MCG Cancer Center Executive Board 2002 - Present

  • President's Council for Diversity 2001 - Present

  • Executive Faculty Advisory Committee 2001 - Present

Professional Service

  • Pharmacological Research 2017 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • American Journal of Hypertension 2016 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Austin Journal of Urology 2014 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Hypertension in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine 2014 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member