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Darrell W. Brann, PhD.

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Regents' Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Office Phone: (706) 721-7779
Office Address: CA 4004
dbrann@augusta.edu

Teaching Areas

  • Neuroendocrinology and Endocrinology (hormones secreted by anterior pituitary, hypothalamus, posterior pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovary, testes, adrenal, adipose tissue).

Grant Awards

  • NIH NINDS (1R01), 2005-2010
  • NIH NINDS (1T32), 2005-2010
  • Intramural Interdisciplinary Research Program Grant (IRP), 2006-2007
  • NIH (R01), 2001-2007
  • NIH (R01), 2001-2006
  • NIH (R29), 1992-1997
  • NIH (R01), 1997-2001
  • NICHD, NIH (T32), 1982-2000

Clinical Interests

  • Stroke, learning and memory, Alzheimer's Disease, ovulatory disorders, obesity and its management.

Research Interests

  • Estrogen, estrogen signaling mechanisms, neuroprotection,synaptic plasticity, reproduction and GnRH neurons, excitatory amino acid transmitters and receptors, synaptic plasticity.

Recognition

  • Distinguished Teacher Award, College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2007
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Henderson State University, Arkansas, 2006
  • Outstanding Basic Science Teaching Award, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2005
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Basic Science Research, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2002
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2001
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2000
  • Distinguished Research Award, College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1997
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1994
  • Excellence in Research Award, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1987, 1988

Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuroendocrinology) Dept. of Physiology and Endocrinology, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1991
  • PhD., (with distinction), Endocrinology, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1990
  • B.A., (cum laude), Biology, Henderson State University, 1984

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