Wendy Bollag

Professor

Wendy Bollag

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Georgia Cancer Center

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Dermatology

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., Molecular Physiology Yale University, 1990

  • MS, Molecular Physiology Yale University, 1988

  • BS, Biochemistry Pennsylvania State UniversityT, 1984

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Researcher Award Augusta University Research Institute , 2019

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, 2018

  • Institutional Service Award Medical College of Georgia, 2018

  • Outstanding Performance Award Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, 2018

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSIO 8350

    Current Trends in Physiology
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • PSIO 9300

    Research
  • BCMB 5002

    RSCH-Biochm-Molecular Bio
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Treatment of psoriasis in end-stage renal disease patients is associated with decreased mortality: A retrospective cohort study., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Morbidity and Mortality of Spinal Epidural Abscess in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Case-Control Study., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Phenformin: AMP(K)ed for Potential Repurposing., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Phosphatidylglycerol and surfactant: A potential treatment for COVID-19?, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Role of Tryptophan Metabolites in Musculoskeletal Stem Cell Aging., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My research interests lie in understanding the mechanisms by which hormones, growth factors, cytokines and other signaling molecules instruct cells to respond appropriately to perform their functions. Our current project is investigating the regulation of keratinocyte growth and differentiation and a second defining the signaling mechanisms regulating aldosterone secretion from the adrenal gland. In the first project in skin, we are defining the role of the signaling enzymes phospholipase D (PLD) in promoting epidermal keratinocyte differentiation and protein kinase D (PKD) in supporting keratinocyte proliferation and survival.

Department Service

  • Department of Physiology Graduate Education Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Physiology Post-Doctoral Affairs Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Departmental Awards Committee 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Physiology Chair’s Advisory Committee 2012 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • MCG Faculty Senate Executive Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Promotion & Tenure Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Research IT Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Translational Research Program Committee of the Department of Medicine 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Postdoctoral Presentations Subcommittee, MCG Graduate Research Day Committee 2001 - Present

    Role: Chairperson

Professional Service

  • Augusta Biomedical Research Corporation 2014 - Present

    Role: Officer, Treasurer
  • VA Eligibility Panel 2013 - Present

    Role: Other
  • VA Research and Development Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta Biomedical Research Corporation 2011 - Present

    Role: Other
  • VA Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 2009 - Present

    Role: Member

Public Service

  • AR Johnson Middle School 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Pennsylvania State University Club of Aiken/Augusta 2007 - 2015

    Role: Board Member
  • High School U—Middle School Edition 2014

  • Lakeside High School 2014

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • High School U 2013