Gabor Csanyi

Assistant Professor

Gabor Csanyi

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School


I am an Assistant Professor in the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University. The overarching goal of my laboratory is to better understand the signaling mechanisms associated with vascular pathologies and to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Pathology, and Rel University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2008

  • BA, Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2003

  • MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Best Poster Presentation Annual Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA, USA., 2013

  • Great Rivers Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship American Heart Association, 2012

  • New Investigator Travel Award AHA’s Council for High Blood Pressure , 2012

  • Young Investigator Award Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM), 2010

  • Young Investigator Award Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM), 2009

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • VBIO 8020

    New Frontiers in Vasc Bio
  • VBIO 9300

    Research in Vascular Bio
  • PHRM 9020

    Seminar in Pharmacology
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • VBIO 9020

    Vascular Biology Journal Club
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • BIOM 8130

    Scientific Grant Writing

Teaching Interests

Physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of cardiovascular system.


Selected Recent Publications

  • MEF2B-Nox1 Signaling Is Critical for Stretch-Induced Phenotypic Modulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells, 2015
  • Platelet-derived HMGB1 is a critical mediator for thrombosis, 2015
  • Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease, 2014
  • Thrombospondin-1 Activation of SIRP-α Stimulates ROS Production and Promotes Renal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury., 2014
  • Thrombospondin-1 and CD47 Regulation of Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Responses in Health and Disease., 2014

Research Interests

• Regulation of vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in health and disease. • The role of distinct vascular isoforms of NADPH oxidase (Nox) and increased ROS generation in the initiation and progression of vascular disorders. • Vascular redox signaling pathways and identification of new redox targets downstream of Nox activation. • The role of matricellular protein thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) in vascular disease. • Interrogation of TSP1-CD47-Nox axis as a proximate promoter of macrophage and vascular parenchymal cell ROS and its role in atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular disorders.