Increase in leptin results in endothelial dysfunction in which blood vessels constrict, their ability to relax is impaired and baby’s growth is restricted.
The federally funded vascular biologist has mentored more than a dozen aspiring scientists.
Interested students could include those who either decided late to apply for medical or dental school or those who perhaps did not quite have the academic credentials when they applied.
A chronic high-salt diet can turn a normally helpful system against us, increasing risk for cardiometabolic diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease.
Congratulations to Elinor Mannon and Sarah Ray, both graduate students in Dr. O'Connor's lab, who both successfully defended!
Drs. Sullivan and Faulkner received an Intramural grant entitled "Mechanisms of adverse
pregnancy outcomes in a rat model of pregnancy following acute kidney injury."
Shinjini Spaulding, a graduate student in Dr. Bollag's lab, was the 2021 5th Annual Three-Minute Thesis Finals Competition Finalist and
People's Choice winner.
Dr. Mamenko received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases entitled "Sex disparities in aldosterone-dependent renal Na+ transport
and blood pressure control."
Dr. Filosa received a R56 grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
entitled "The impact of blood pressure variability on neurovascular function."
Elinor Mannon, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, received a Kidney Cure Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the American Society of Nephrology.
Congratulations to Drs. O'Connor and Yoon who were both promoted to Professor!
Welcome to Dr. Ilatovskaya and her lab personnel to the Department of Physiology!
Dr. Bollag was featured in an Augusta Chronicle article "Aging is inevitable but these medical students want to make it easier for everyone."
Dr. Filosa received an Intramural Grants Program Award entitled "The Impact of Blood Pressure
Variability on Neurovascular Function."
Dr. Filosa received a collaborative Augusta University and Georgia State University Seed Award
entitled "Inverse neurovascular coupling in the hypothalamus contributes to neurohumor
all activation in heart failure."
Drs. Mattson and Abais Battad were featured in an Augusta Chronicle article, "Augusta University research: Switching to plant-based diet protects against heart
Welcome to Dr. Faulkner and her lab personnel to the Department of Physiology!
Lindsey Ramirez, graduate student in Dr. Sullivan's lab, and Dr. Jessica Faulkner took top honors for the Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis
WEHH) section at American Physiological Society as the winners of the pre- and post-doctoral
excellence in research.
Katie Anne Fopiano, a graduate student in Dr. Bagi's lab, received an Excellence in Research award from The Graduate School.
Dr. John Henry Dasinger, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Mattson's lab, won first place for the Excellence in Research Award for a poster presentation
by a Postdoctoral Fellow from The Graduate School.
Dr. Ellen Gillis, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sullivan's lab, won second place for the Excellence in Research Award competition for an oral
presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow from The Graduate School.
Emily Burns, a graduate student in Dr. Mattson's lab, received the Award for Excellence in Research Award in Physiology from The Graduate
Shinjini Spaulding, a graduate student in Dr. Bollag's lab, was a finalist in the 5th Annual Three-Minute Thesis Finals Competition.
Kasey Belanger, a graduate student in Dr. Sullivan's lab, received the
Dr. Riyaz Mohamed, an Assistant Research Scientist in Dr. Sullivan’s lab, has been selected to receive the 2021 Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Research
Casey Derella, a graduate students in the Dr. Ryan Harris lab, was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.
Elinor Mannon and Sarah Ray, both graduate students in Dr. O'Connor's lab, were awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships.
Sarah Ray, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, received a National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
F31 entitled "Red blood cell congestion in AKII to CKD transition."
The Physiology Department won the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2021 competition
by raising the most money for the Graduate School team.
Elinor Mannon, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, received the American Physiological Society Predoctoral Translational Research
Award and the American Physiological Society Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Research
Dr. O'Herron received an R03 grant from the National Institute on Aging entitled "The impact of
reduced blood flow early in Alzheimer's disease on neuronal function."
Dr. Mohamed received a Career Development Award from American Heart Association entitled "Role
of established hypertension in impaired renal recovery and function postAKII in hypertensive
males and females."
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