Darren Browning

Professor

Darren Browning

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School

Bio

Educated at University of Toronto in cellular and developmental biology, post-doc in immunology at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA). Research Faculty in University of Illinois at Chicago.

Education

  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular Bio and Histolog University of Toronto, 1995

  • MS, Bio/Bio Sci , General University of Toronto, 1990

  • BS, Cell/Cellular Bio and Histolog University of Toronto, 1988

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Teacher Award The Graduate School, 2017

  • Outstanding Service Award The Graduate School, 2017

  • Caught in the act of Leadership and Collegiality AU office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, 2014

  • Distinguished Service Award The Graduate School, Augusta University, 2011

  • Hulda Irene Duggan Arthritis Investigator Arthritis Foundation, 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BCMB 8201

    Cur Topics & Tech in MB
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • BCMB 9300

    Research
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • MEDI 5150

    Mod 1: Cell & Molecular Basis
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • BIOM 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology
  • BCMB 5002

    RSCH-Biochm-Molecular Bio

Teaching Interests

Large-group lectures: Signal transduction, carbohydrate structure and metabolism (glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycogen metabolism). Smaller group discussion: molecular cloning, protein purification, cyclic-nucleotide signaling, scientific communication.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Cyclic-GMP-Elevating Agents Suppress Polyposis in ApcMin mice by Targeting the Preneoplastic Epithelium., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Carbidopa, a drug in use for management of Parkinson disease inhibits T cell activation and autoimmunity., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sildenafil Suppresses Inflammation-Driven Colorectal Cancer in Mice., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sildenafil normalizes bowel transit in preclinical models of constipation., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • cGMP Signaling Increases Antioxidant Gene Expression by Activating Forkhead Box O3A in the Colon Epithelium., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal disorders, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, inflammation, epithelial biology. Signaling by cGMP, guanylyl cyclases, cGMP-dependent protein kinases.

College Service

  • Three Minute Thesis Competition 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Faculty Appointment subcommittee of the Graduate Council 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate Council 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MD-PhD Admissions Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Advancement Committee 2006 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • NIH 2018 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer

Public Service

  • American Cancer Society 2015 - 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker