The Department of Physiology's goal is to train independent, creative, productive scholars in the physiological sciences. The department offers programs leading to the PhD degree. A combined MD/PhD or DMD/PhD degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission to the Schools of Medicine or Dentistry respectively.
In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their inter-disciplinary training, the department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities, government and industry.
Thank you, Dr. Bhalla, for your generosity!
Dr. Bhalla was a Physiology and Endocrinology faculty member under former Chair Dr. Virendra B. Mahesh and generously donated to three departments at Augusta University, the departments of Physiology, Oncology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The Department of Physiology was granted a $50,000 endowment titled “The Mr. Sohrab Modi and Mr. and Mrs. Lal C. Bhalla (Shanti) Endowment Fund” from Dr. Vinod Bhalla. This donation was made in honor of Dr. Bhalla’s mentor and parents. The fund will supplement research expenses and support graduate, MD, and PhD students.
Dr. Mattson named chair of MCG Department of Physiology
Dr. David L. Mattson, an established hypertension investigator and academic leader at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been selected as chair of the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Mattson, who joins the MCG leadership team July 1, also will be named Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Hypertension.
“Dr. Mattson is a passionate investigator and educator who leads by his enthusiastic example and by making the success of those around him a priority,” says MCG Dean Dr. David Hess. “He is a natural fit for the great strengths we have in cardiovascular disease in the Vascular Biology Center, Georgia Prevention Institute and the Department of Physiology he will soon lead, and for MCG’s commitment to addressing the number one killer in our state and nation from every angle.”
Department of Physiology (2017)
Amel Komic, a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, won a FASEB travel award to attend the SHOCK Society meeting in June.
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a graduate student in Dr. Webb's lab, received first place from the Resident Basic Science Paper Competition at the annual Moretz Surgical Society meeting.
Vanessa Dela Justina, a visiting student in Dr. Webb's lab, was selected to receive an American Physiological Society Robert Gunn Student Travel Award.
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a graduate student in Dr. Webb's lab, was selected as an American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Awardee.
Thank you to Dr. Donald Kohan from the University of Utah for being our twentieth Thomas Muldoon Lectureship speaker!
Congratulations to Dr. Bollag, who is now serving as the Research Director to the Adrenal Center that opened January
Drs. O'Connor and Stepp who were selected as receipents of the Intramural Grants Program.
Dr. Bollag was awarded a second VA Merit award.
Lindsey Ramirez, graduate student in Dr. Sullivan's lab, was selected to receive a Martin Frank Diversity Travel Award to attend the Experimental Biology Meeting.
Riyaz Mohamed, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sullivan's lab, received a research recognition award from the American Physiological Society (APS) Renal section.
Dr. Sullivan with trainees at the 2018 APS Sex and Gender conference.