Meghan McGee-Lawrence

Associate Professor

Meghan McGee-Lawrence

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

The Graduate School

  • (706) 446-0128
  • CB 2609

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 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • GNMD 8052

    Func Geno & Prote Using Anml M
  • ANAT 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • BIOM 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology
  • ANAT 9300

    Research
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • ANAT 8050

    Graduate Histology
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • MEDI 5198

    Phase 1 Comprehensive Module
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications
  • ANAT 9020

    Seminar in Cell Bio/Anatomy
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II

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