Zsolt Bagi

Professor

Zsolt Bagi

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

The Graduate School

Bio

Dr. Zsolt Bagi is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Zsolt received his MD in 2000 and PhD 2004 from the Semmelweis University Medical School in Hungary. He joined Professor Gabor Kaley at the Department of Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2002, where he held an Assistant Professor position (2007-2010) and established his research laboratory. Zsolt moved to Oxford in 2010 having been awarded an Intermediate Research Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation Center of Research Excellence and joined the Department of Pharmacology at University of Oxford (2010-2012). He was a Senior Reseach Fellow at the Somerville College, Oxford University (2011-2013). Currently, Zsolt leads a research laboratory with the Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia, where his current research is focusing on coronary microvascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus and diastolic heart failure.

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General Semmelweis University of Budap, 2004

  • MD, Medicine Semmelweis University of Budap, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Star Reviewer Am J Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2016

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Young Investigator Award of the American Physiological Society 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • VBIO 8020

    New Frontiers in Vasc Bio
  • PSIO 5011

    RSCH ELECT/PHY/ENDOCRINE
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • PSIO 8340

    Advanced Study Physiology

Teaching Interests

Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology. New directions of cardiovascular physiology educations.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Extracellular vesicle integrins act as a nexus for platelet adhesion in cerebral microvessels., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Adenosine Kinase Inhibition Augments Conducted Vasodilation and Prevents Left Ventricle Diastolic Dysfunction in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Endothelial adenosine kinase deficiency ameliorates diet-induced insulin resistance., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Akt2 (Protein Kinase B Beta) Stabilizes ATP7A, a Copper Transporter for Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase, in Vascular Smooth Muscle: Novel Mechanism to Limit Endothelial Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Too much TRAFfic at the crossroads of diabetes and endothelial dysfunction., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Our studies focus on the investigation of the function of human coronary resistance arteries. We want to develop a greater understanding of how small coronary arteries are controlled in health and disease and discover new targets for therapeutic intervention.

University Service

  • Admissions Committee for the Medical College of Georgia 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Senate – Athletics 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • APSselect 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Vascular Research 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Am J Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Microcirculation 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member