Jennifer Sullivan

Interim Dean

Jennifer Sullivan

Interim Dean


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Experimental Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Dean, Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Albany Medical College, 2000

  • MS, Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Albany Medical College, 1999

  • BS, Bio, General State University of NY College, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • Mid-Career Awardee Hypertension Council, 2018

  • Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Augusta University Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, 2018

  • Established Investigator American Heart Association, 2017

  • John Laragh Research Award American Journal of Hypertension, 2017

  • Outstanding Faculty Award Augusta University, The Graduate School, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8030

    Experimental Therapeutics
  • BIOM 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • PSIO 9300

  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • NURO 9210

    Inv of a Problem in Neuro


Selected Recent Publications

  • Impact of sex and pathophysiology on optimal drug choice in hypertensive rats: quantitative insights for precision medicine., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Editorial: Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Injury or Failure., 2021
  • Adverse Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in a Novel Experimental Model of Pregnancy after Recovery from Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Toll-Like Receptors Contribute to Sex Differences in Blood Pressure Regulation., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Hypertensive female Sprague-Dawley rats require an intact nitric oxide synthase system for compensatory increases in renal regulatory T cells., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The overall goal of my laboratory is to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood pressure (BP) and renal health and function in males and females under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Current studies are focused on sex difference in immune cell activation in hypertension.

Department Service

  • Search Committee Member for Chair 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University Research Institute Board of Directors 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 1st Year Biomedical PhD Program Director 2017 - Present

  • 1st year Graduate Program PhD Coordinator 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Council Member 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate School Recruitment and Admissions 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association, Nominating Committee of the Council on Hypertension Member 2018 - Present

  • American Physiological Society Renal Section, Co-Chair Awards Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Biology of Sex Differences 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • British Journal of Pharmacology issue on sex differences 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Fellowship CV Cardiorenal Basic Science Study Section American Heart Association 2018 - Present

    Role: Chairperson

Public Service

  • Career Day presenter 2011 - Present

  • MentorNet 2011 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • American Heart Association “Jump Rope for Heart” Event 2010 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Volunteer in local elementary school classrooms (K-5th) to run age-appropriate science experiments 2010 - Present

  • American Heart Association Heart Walk 2005 - Present