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

  • 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

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6595

    ECM 2-Foundations
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • MEDI 5159

    Mod 5: Genitourinary
  • MEDI 5243

    Mod 6: Renal
  • MEDI 5198

    Phase 1 Comprehensive Module
  • MEDI 5298

    Phase 2 Comp Module & NBR
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications
  • MEDI 5150

    Mod 1: Cell & Molecular Basis
  • MEDI 5220

    Mod 2: Hem/GI
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • 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
  • Postprandial effects on electrolyte homeostasis in the kidney., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Reconstitution of autophagy ameliorates vascular function and arterial stiffening in spontaneously hypertensive rats., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The TNF-derived TIP peptide activates the epithelial sodium channel and ameliorates experimental nephrotoxic serum nephritis., 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