Meghan McGee Lawrence

Associate Professor

Meghan McGee Lawrence

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

The Graduate School

Administration

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

  • (706) 446-0128
  • CB 2820A

Education

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering and Biomedical Michigan Technological Univ, 2009

  • BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Michigan Technological Univ, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2014

  • ASBMR President's Poster Competition Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2013

  • Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Career Development Award Mayo Clinic, 2012

  • AIMM/ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award Advances in Mineral Metabolism / American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2011

  • ASBMR Felix Bronner Young Investigator Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 7300

    Human Gross Anatomy
  • ANAT 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • ANAT 9300

    Research
  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • GNMD 8052

    Func Geno & Prote Using Anml M
  • ANAT 7010

    Human Gross Anat for Med Ill I
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • COGS 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology

Teaching Interests

Cell / molecular biology, anatomy, physiology

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Blocking Bone Loss with L-BAIBA, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Loss of Hdac3 in osteoprogenitors increases bone expression of osteoprotegerin, improving systemic insulin sensitivity, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neutralization of CD40 Ligand Costimulation Promotes Bone Formation and Accretion of Vertebral Bone Mass in Mice, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Protein Kinase D1 Conditional Null Mice Show Minimal Bone Loss Following Ovariectomy, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Amino-acids as Signaling Molecules Modulating Bone Turnover, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Bone biology, aging, epigenetics, skeletal biomechanics, bone adaptation, mechanotransduction, metabolism, stem cells

Department Service

  • Cellular Biology and Anatomy Faculty Search Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Cellular Biology and Anatomy Graduate Council 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Student Training and Research (STAR) selection / organizing committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Research Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Seminar: “Starting a Laboratory” 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • LCME 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Seminar: “Finding a Faculty Job” 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker

Professional Service

  • International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies Future Global Leaders Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Orthopaedic Research Society Media Relations & Communications Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2017 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Peer Reviewer 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Wesley Tutors, Lamar-Milledge Elementary School 2016 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Wesley UMC Adult Handbell Choir 2014 - Present

    Role: Member