Folami Powell

Campus Asst Dean Pre-Clerkship

Folami Powell

Campus Asst Dean Pre-Clerkship

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst

Other Duties

Campus Asst Dean Pre-Clerkship, GS Savannah Partnership

  • (706) 721-7570
  • CN1165


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • BS, Neuroscience Brown University, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • Student National Medical Association Newsletter-Faculty Feature Student National Medical Association, 2021

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching Award AY2019/20 Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • Genentech Career Development Mentorship ARVO Foundation for Eye Research/Genentech, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • MEDI 6240

  • BIOM 8021

    Biochem & Gene Regulation
  • MEDI 6320

    Brain, Behavior, & Movement
  • MEDI 6340

    Capstone in Medicine 1
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6130

  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry


Selected Recent Publications

  • Novel GLP-1 secretagogues as neuroprotective agents for retinal neurodegenerative diseases, 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Therapeutic potential of Crizanlizumab (anti-P-selectin) in improving sickle cell retinopathy in mice., 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Understanding the relevance of beta-hydroxybutyrate synthesizing and metabolizing enzymes in retinal health and disease., 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Targeting mediators of retinal energy homeostasis protects against retinal degeneration., 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Autonomous regulation of retinal insulin biosynthesis in diabetes, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal