Michael W. Brands, PhD

Regents' Professor and Director of Medical Physiology

 PhonDr. Michael Brandse:  (706) 721-9785
 Fax:  (706) 721-7299
 Email:  mbrands@augusta.edu
 Office: CA-3098
 Lab: CA-3095



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Education and Training

Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City, MO: BS, 1983
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO: PhD in Physiology, 1988
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS: Postdoctoral fellowship, 1988-1991

Academic Appointments

1991 - Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center
1996 - Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center
2000 - Professor, Augusta University
2016 - Regents' Professor, Augusta University

Research Interests

Cardiovascular-renal integrative physiology and hypertension. Longstanding interest in renal and hormonal mechanisms for chronic blood pressure and circulatory system control in states of insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and diabetes.

Representative Publications

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Brands MW and Manhiani MM. Sodium retaining effect of insulin in diabetes. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012 Oct. 3 [Epub ahead of print].

Manhiani MM, Duggan AD, Wilson H, and Brands MW. Chronic Intra-Renal Insulin Replacement Reverses Diabetes Induced Natriuresis and Diuresis. Hypertension. 2012;59:421-430.

Banes-Berceli AK, Hind AA, Proctor D, Qu H, Hill-Pryor C, Webb RC, Brands MW. Angiotensin II utilizes JANUS KINASE 2 in hypertension, but not physiologic control of blood pressure. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 301:R1169-1176, 2011.

Manhiani MM, Cormican M, Brands MW. Chronic Sodium-Retaining Action of Insulin in Diabetic Dogs. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 300:F957-F965, 2011.

Brands MW, Banes-Berceli AKL, Inscho, EW Al-Azawi H, Allen AJ, Labazi H.  Interleukin-6 Knockout Prevents Angiotensin II Hypertension: Role of Renal Vasoconstriction and JAK2/STAT3 Activation. Hypertension. 2010;56:879-84.

Sturgis LC, Cannon JG, Schreihofer DA, Brands MW. The role of aldosterone in mediating the dependence of angiotensin hypertension on IL-6. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009;297:R1742-1748. PMC2803630.

Brands MW, Bell TD, Rodriquez NA, Polavarapu P, Panteleyev D. Chronic glucose infusion causes sustained increases in tubular sodium reabsorption and renal blood flow in dogs. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009;296:R265-271.

Brands MW, Labazi H. Role of glomerular filtration rate in controlling blood pressure early in diabetes. Hypertension. 2008;52:188-194.

Bell TD, DiBona GF, Biemiller R, Brands MW. Continuously measured renal blood flow does not increase in diabetes if nitric oxide synthesis is blocked. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008;295:F1449-1456.

Bell TD, DiBona GF, Wang Y, Brands MW. Mechanisms for renal blood flow control early in diabetes as revealed by chronic flow measurement and transfer function analysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006;17:2184-2192.