Raghavan Raju


Raghavan Raju


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

The Graduate School

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery


After obtaining PhD in Biomedical Sciences from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, completed postdoctoral training in Biochemisty/Immunogenetics at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, MN. After a brief tenure at the National Institutes of Health, moved to UAB as Associate Professor and later in 2013 moved to AU as a full Professor. Research interests include study of cellular responses to injuries and influence of aging.

  • (706) 723-4138
  • CB 2601


  • Ph.D., Medical Scientist. All India Institute of Med Sci, 1993

  • MS, Medical Biochemistry University of Delhi, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • Study Section Member, VA 2017

  • Advisory Council World Congress in Geriatrics and Gerontology, 2016

  • Program Director Augusta University PhD Program in Applied Health Sciences, 2016

  • Study Section Member National Institutes of Health, 2015

  • Study Section Member Texas Alzheimer's Disease Consortium, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CAHS 7523

    Research Project

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include biochemistry and immunobiology.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Immune and metabolic alterations following trauma and sepsis - An overview., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction in rat splenocytes following hemorrhagic shock, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mitochondrial function in hypoxic ischemic injury and influence of aging., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mitochondrial targeting by dichloroacetate improves outcome following hemorrhagic shock., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Alteration of cytokine profile following hemorrhagic shock, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

My current research interests include molecular and immunobiology of traumatic injuries, specifically hemorrhagic shock and sepsis. I use in vivo and in vitro models to study changes in cellular energetics and immune alteration following injury.

Professional Service

  • American Association of Immunology 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • American Heart Association 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Shock Society 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Society for Neuroscience 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease 2014 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor