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 Biology and Histology University of Toronto, 1995

  • MS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General University of Toronto, 1990

  • BS, Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology University of Toronto, 1988

Awards & Honors

  • Best of Cancer Prevention Research American Association for Cancer Research, 2019

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8021

    Biochem & Gene Regulation
  • MEDI 6320

    Brain, Behavior, & Movement
  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • BIOM 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • MEDI 6220

    Cardiopulmonary/Heme
  • BCMB 8201

    Cur Topics & Tech in MB
  • BCMB 9300

    Research
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications

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

  • Indispensable role of the Ubiquitin-fold modifier 1-specific E3 ligase in maintaining intestinal homeostasis and controlling gut inflammation, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The enduring promise of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors for colon cancer prevention., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Produce IL-10 to Elicit DNMT3b-Dependent IRF8 Silencing to Promote Colitis-Associated Colon Tumorigenesis, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors for colon cancer chemoprevention, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Clinical utility of plecanatide in the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation, 2018
    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: Committee Chair
  • 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
  • Recruitment and Acceptance Committee 2006 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2019 - 2019

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2019 - 2019

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • AACR/Undergraduate Student Poster Competition/Judge 2019 - 2019

    Role: Reviewer
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2018 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • American Cancer Society 2015 - 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker