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Alvin V. Terry, Jr., PhD

  • Regents' Professor & Chair

706-721-9462

Investigates role of cholinergic systems in memory function, and how it is altered by diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease as well as toxins that are found in the environment such as organophosphate insecticides.

 

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Scott A. Barman, PhD, FAHA

  • Professor & Vice Chair for Education

706-721-6352

Investigates signal transduction mechanisms, mostly associated with Galectin-3 and Nox4 which is involved in Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).

 

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R. William Caldwell, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

706-721-3383

Studies role of availability of L-arginine for NOS in the cardiovascular dysfunctions in diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other diseases involving oxidative stress and inflammation. The group investigates the involvemtn of altered arginase expression and activity.

 

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Gabor Csanyi, PhD

  • Vascular Biology Center
  • Associate Professor

706-721-7860

 Our lab focuses on macrophage biology in atherosclerosis.

 

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Tohru Fukai, MD, PhD, FAHA

  • Vascular Biology Center
  • Professor

706-721-6380

Our lab focuses on oxidative stress and copper transporters in vascular metabolic disease.

 

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David J. Fulton, PhD

  • Vascular Biology Center
  • Regents' Professor

706-721-6338

Our lab focuses on the role of endothelium and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in cardiovascular disease.

 

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John A. Johnson, PhD

  • Associate Professor

706-721-4173

Investigates regulation of protein kinase C isozymes in cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction and ischemia /reperfusion (heart attack) injury.  In addition to biochemical and proteomic analyses the lab utilizes a variety of cellular and subcellular peptide delivery tools in cell, whole heart and in vivo models of myocardial infarction

 

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Nevin A. Lambert, PhD

  • Regents' Professor & Vice Chair for Research

706-721-6336

Investigates structure and function of G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling complexes.  His work uses biophysical methods such as resonance energy transfer and confocal imaging in living cells to investigate receptor quaternary structure and receptor-G protein coupling.

 

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Rudolf Lucas, PhD

  • Vascular Biology Center
  • Professor

706-721-9470

Our lab focuses on novel therapies for pulmonary edema.

 

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Brian Muntean, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

706-721-1926

Studies the rules and mechanisms governing information transfer between neurons, which are essential processes to provide instructions for locomotion and motor coordination.  Research utilizes CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools in tandem with optical imaging strategies to interrogate the molecular architecture underlying neuronal signal decoding logic.

 

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Raghavan P. Raju, PhD

  • Professor

706-723-4138

Investigates molecular basis of organ function changes following injury and the influence of aging using a multidisciplinary approach.   His research is currently focused on mitochondrial alterations and immune regulation following hemorrhagic shock towards identification of molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets.

 

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R. Daniel Rudic, PhD

  • Professor

706-721-7649

Studies regulation of the cardiovascular system by intrinsic daily oscillations/rhythms (a circadian rhythm).  Examines gene transcription factors Bmal1 and Clock as the molecular basis of these rhythmic patterns and vascular dysfunction.

 

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Huabo Su, PhD

  • Vascular Biology Center
  • Associate Professor

706-721-9462

Our lab focuses on protein quality control in cardiac disease.

 

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Yunchao Su, MD, PhD

  • Professor

706- 721-7641

Investigates the regulatory mechanisms of pulmonary circulation and lung injury and repair. The focus is on three areas: protein-protein interaction in lung endothelial signaling, calpain in hypoxic pulmonary vascular remodeling and angiogenesis, and lung injury and repair in tobacco smoke exposure.

 

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Sangeetha Sukumari-Ramesh, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

706-446-3645

Our studies focus on the identification and characterization of molecular targets of brain injury after intracerebral hemorrhage, a fatal stroke subtype employing both genetic and pharmacological approaches.

 

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Almira Vazdarjanova, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Uses a multilevel approach to investigate forebrain networks involved in encoding and consolidating of memories for emotional events in models of anxiety and impaired cognitive flexibility with special focus on individual differences. The lab has created an animal model of susceptibility for developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

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Nicole Winston, Pharm.D

  • Assistant Professor

706-721-1915

Dr. Nicole R. Winston is a Medical Educator and Assistant Professor with an appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.  She specializes in teaching clinical therapeutics to Phase 2 and Phase 3 Medical Students.  She teaches specific areas of Pharmacology to the 3rd and 4th year medical students through pharmacology special elective courses.  She also teaches specific areas of Pharmacology to the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate students using collaborative and team based learning initiatives.  She is continuously researching techniques to help improve student learning.

 

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Guangyu Wu, PhD

  • Professor

706-721-0999

Studies G protein-coupled receptor (GPCRs) trafficking, particularly anterograde transport of nascent receptors to the functional destinations en route from the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. Also investigates the role of G protein-mediated signaling in cancer biology.

 

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Jiliang Zhou, PhD

  • Professor

706-721-7582

His research focuses on smooth muscle biology. In particular, he examines the transcriptional control of vascular smooth muscle differentiation and phenotypic modulation.  These studies are central to the management of vascular disease.

 

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