Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator-Master of Science in Medical Physiology Program

 PhonDr. Ruchi Patele:  (706) 667-4449
Office: CA-1010






Education and Training

2008-2010: University of California Davis - Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Project: Development of FRET-based sensors (Camui) to study mechanisms of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II activation in intact cardiac myocytes.

2002-2008:  Monash University, Australia - Doctor of Philosophy (Physiology)
Thesis Title: Impact of sex and sex steroids on cardiac myocyte hypertrophy.

2001: Monash University, Australia- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Biomedical)
Thesis Title: Effect of hydrogen peroxide on intracellular calcium and force in the rat anococcygeus muscle.

1998-2000: Monash University, Australia - Bachelor of Science (Biomedical) Major in Physiology and Pharmacology

Academic Appointments

2022: Associate Professor, Program Director - Master of Science in Medical Physiology Program, Department of Physiology, MCG, Augusta University

2016–2022: Lecturer & Freshmen Lab Coordinator, Biological Sciences, Augusta University

2002– 2008: Practical Class Demonstrator, Department of Physiology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Research Interests

Coronary microvascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus and diastolic heart failure.

Awards and Honors

2021 – Nominated for Augusta University Center for Instructional Innovation Boundless Teaching Award Spring 2021

2019 – Augusta University SoTL Fellowship and Travel Award

2018 – AU Women’s Basketball Faculty Appreciation Night Recognition

2018 - Augusta University Sophomore Student Nominated Award: Demonstrating the Value of Leadership

2004 – National Heart Foundation Travel Grant

2004 – Monash University Postgraduate Travel Award

2002-2004 – Australian Postgraduate Award