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

  • 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 5016

    Nephrology
  • RNEP 5000

    Nephrology
  • GMED 5077

    Ambulatory Adult Select
  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 1

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGD, CCN2) is sufficient to drive expressionof 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
  • Reducetion in CTGF Leads to Increased Proliferation Through Influences on Claudin-1 and Extracellular Matrix Protein Spondin-2, 2015
    Abstract

Department Service

  • Augusta University Medical Center 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • PLOS ONE 2011 - Present

  • PLOS ONE 2010 - Present

  • PLOS One 2010 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer
  • PLOS One 2007 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer
  • PLOS One - 2013

    Role: Reviewer