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Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia!

The Department was founded in 1993, formerly as the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. The mission of the Department is to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence in both biomedical and clinical sciences. We seek to attract outstanding faculty and bright students by creating a welcoming, collegial and collaborative environment to foster success and creativity. Our faculty study a variety of fundamental questions ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury, learning and memory, neuroprotection, development, inflammation and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. Our department is also the home to the Transgenic and Genome Editing Core supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.  

The Medical College of Georgia is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state's only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Medical College of Georgia has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.

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Augusta University Health physicians named America’s Top Doctors for 2020

Find out who was named among the nation's top doctors for 2020.

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Visceral fat delivers signal to the brain that hurts cognition

Excessive weight around our middle gives our brain’s resident immune cells heavy exposure to a signal that turns them against us, setting in motion a crescendo of inflammation that damages cognition, scientists say.

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Lu named chair of Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Renowned pharmacologist, molecular behavioral neuroscientist who is pursuing better treatment targets for PTSD, depression and Alzheimer’s has been named chair of the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.

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Scientists explore connection between aging fat and Alzheimer’s

MCG scientists are exploring how improving the function of our older fat may just help our brains and lower Alzheimer’s risk.


DNRM Seminars 2019-2020

CA 1002, Noon

March 9, 2020

Faculty Candidate

CA 1002, Noon

CANCELED March 16, 2020

Dr. Henry Kronenberg, Professor, Harvard Medical School

CA 1002, Noon

March 23, 2020

Dr. Jay S. Schneider, Professor, Director, Parkinson's Diseases Research Unit, Thomas Jefferson University

CA 1002, Noon

March 30, 2020

Dr. George L. Sutphin, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona

CA 1002, Noon

April 20, 2020

Dr. Daniel Lodge, Assoc. Professor, University of Texas Health at San Antonio

CA 1002, Noon

April 27, 2020

Dr. Paul Cohen, Asst. Professor, The Rockefeller University

CA 1002, Noon

May 4, 2020

Dr. Charles R. Farber, Assoc. Professor, University of Virginia

CA 1002, Noon

May 11, 2020

Dr. Zhong-Yin Zhang, Professor, Chemical Biology/Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Purdue University

CA 1002, Noon

May 18, 2020

Dr. Jeannie Chin, Assoc. Professor, Memory & Brain Research Center, Dept. of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Us

Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Health Sciences Campus

Interdisciplinary Research Center


Ann Stephens

1120 15th Street, CA 3008, Augusta, GA 30912

1462 Laney Walker Blvd. Augusta, GA 30912