Michael Brands

Regents' Professor

Michael Brands

Regents' Professor

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School

Education

  • Ph.D., Physiology, General University of Missouri - Colum, 1988

  • BS, Bio, General Rockhurst University, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Institutional Service Award Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2020

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, 2017

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2015

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6220

    Cardiopulmonary/Heme
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • MEDI 5240

    Mod 5: Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5243

    Mod 6: Renal
  • MEDI 5298

    Phase 2 Comp Module & NBR
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Decreased parenchymal arteriolar tone uncouples vessel-to-neuronal communication in a mouse model of vascular cognitive impairment., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Adverse Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in a Novel Experimental Model of Pregnancy after Recovery from Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Greater T Regulatory Cells in Females Attenuate DOCA-Salt-Induced Increases in Blood Pressure Versus Males., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Unifying Approach for Interpreting the Physiological Effect of High Salt Intake., 2020
    Other
  • Necrosis Contributes to the Development of Hypertension in Male, but Not Female, Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Cardiovascular-renal integrative physiology and hypertension. Longstanding interest in renal and hormonal mechanisms for chronic blood pressure and circulatory system control in states of insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and diabetes. New work reveals a chronic sodium-retaining action of insulin, and shows that the sustained natriuresis and diuresis in uncontrolled Type I diabetes is due to the loss of insulin rather than hyperglycemia per se.

University Service

  • Genitourinary Module, Phase I, MCG 2018 - Present

  • Animal Care and Use Leadership Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Cardiopulmonary Module Director, Phase I curriculum, MCG 2014 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) 2009 - Present

Professional Service

  • Journal of the American Society of Hypertension 2006 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • American Heart Association - Council for HBPR Nominating Committee 2005 - Present

  • Hypertension 2002 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • The American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 1993 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • NIH F10A Fellowships - Physiology & Pathobiology CV/Respiratory ad hoc reviewer 2018 NIH F10A Fellowships - Physiology & Pathobiology CV/Respiratory - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer