Yunchao Su

Professor

Yunchao Su

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Pulmonary

The Graduate School

Bio

Dr. Yunchao Su received his M.D. degree in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Pathophysiology in 1991 from the Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. He completed postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories in UK where he studied under Dr. Salvador Moncada and in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida in USA where he worked with Dr. Edward R. Block. Dr. Su joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and became an Associate Professor in 2005 in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida in USA. Currently, he is a tenured Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Georgia of Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA.

  • (706) 721-7641
  • (706) 721-2347
  • CB 3524

Education

  • Ph.D., Pathology Residency Program Tongji Medical University, 1991

  • MMSC, Pathology Residency Program Tongji Medical University, 1988

  • MD, Medicine Tongji Medical University, 1985

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5244

    Mod 7: Endocrine/Reproductive
  • PHRM 9020

    Seminar in Pharmacology
  • PHRM 5012

    Clinical Pharmacology Tutorial
  • MEDI 5210

    Mod 1: Fundamentals
  • PHRM 8042

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics I

Teaching Interests

Immune Pharmacology, Anticoagulants and Thrombolytics, Drug Discovery, Respiratory Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Calpain-activated mTORC2/Akt pathway mediates airway smooth muscle remodelling in asthma., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • miR-18a-5p Inhibits Sub-pleural Pulmonary Fibrosis by Targeting TGF-β Receptor II., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Induction of microRNA-17-5p by p53 protects against renal ischemia-reperfusion injury by targeting death receptor 6., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Activation of calpain by renin-angiotensin system in pleural mesothelial cells mediates tuberculous pleural fibrosis., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Calpain-2 activates Akt via TGF-β1-mTORC2 pathway in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

1. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pulmonary circulation. 2. Airway and pulmonary vascular remodeling in COPD. 3. Lung injury and repair/fibrosis in tobacco smoke exposure.