Leighton James

Professor

Leighton James

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Nephrology

  • (706) 721-2863
  • BA 9413

Education

  • MD, Medicine University of Toronto, 1994

  • BS, Biochemistry Simon Fraser University - NEWC, 1983

Certifications

  • National Provider Identifier 2006

  • Adult Nephrology American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997

  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997

  • PHY GA MEDICAL BOARD, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Robert C. Nuss Researcher/Scholar of the Year Award University of Florida, 2017

  • Certificate of Recognition for Longstanding Contribution to PLOS as an Academic Editor on the PLOS One Editoral Board PLOS One Editorial Board , 2015

  • Exemplary Teacher Award University of Florida , 2013

  • President Research Council Award University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2004

  • Kidney Foundatioin of Canada Canada Institute of Health Research, 1999

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clerkship GMED
  • GMED 5016

    Nephrology
  • RNEP 5000

    Nephrology
  • RMED 5000

    Medicine

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A genetically clamped renin transgene for the induction of hypertension, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGD, CCN2) is sufficient to drive expression of Collagen IV. Fibronectin and Mesangial Expansion, 2017
    Abstract
  • Mechano Growth Factor stimulated collagen IV expression is dependent on Connnective Tissue Growth Factor., 2016
    Abstract
  • Elevated Glomerular Mechano-Growth Factor and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Chronic Allograft Nephropathy is Associated with Activationof Erk 1/2., 2015
    Abstract
  • Mechano-Growth Factor Regulates mTOR and other Growth Factor Expression in Mouse Mesangial Cells, Enhancing Cell Proliferation and Extracellular Matrix Production: Implications for Diabetic Glomerulosclerosis, 2015
    Abstract

Department Service

  • Augusta University Medical Center 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • PLOS ONE 2011 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • PLOS One 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 2007 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer
  • Antioxidants & Redox Signaling Journal 2010 - 2016

    Role: Reviewer
  • Physiologic Genomics 2013 - 2013

    Role: Reviewer

Public Service

  • St. Andrews Health Foundation 2019 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • UT Southwestern MSO Program for Underrepresented Minority Student 2005 - 2010

    Role: Mentor
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center 2004 - 2010

    Role: Other
  • National Kidney Foundation - North Texas 2006 - 2007

    Role: Other
  • Visions of Sciences Learning Network 1993 - 2000

    Role: Other