October 2020

The Physiology Department raised over $320 for the Month of Miracle's to support the Children's Hospital of Georgia!

2020 MCG Physiology Department Month of Miracles Display

Dr. Brands received the Institutional Service Award from the Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate.

Dr. Stepp received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate.

September 2020 

Drs. Abais-Battad, Bollag, and Wang each received an Intramural Grants Program award.

August 2020

Dr. Yoon received an R21 grant from the National Eye Instituate entitled "A novel neuroprotective role of optic atrophy 1 protein."

John Henry Dasinger, a senior post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Mattson’s lab received a Top Trainee Advocacy Award.

July 2020

Kasey Bellanger, a graduate student in Dr. Jennifer Sullivan's lab, received a Hypertension New Investigator Travel Award.

Dr. Ellen Gillis, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jennifer Sullivan's lab, received a Kidney Council New Investigator Travel Award.

Lindsey Ramirez, a graduate student in Dr. Jennifer Sullivan's lab, received the American Foundation for Hypertension Research and Education Travel Grant for Support of Underrepresented Minorities along with an invited oral presentation.

June 2020

Dr. Brands received a R01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases entitled "Pathophysiology of insulin-regulated renal blood flow and sodium excretion."

May 2020 

Drs. Bollag and Isales received a NRSA Short Term Training T35 grant from the National Institute on Aging entitled "Program for Aging Research in the Summer (PARIS)."

Casey Derella, a graduate student mentored by Dr. Ryan Harris, won first place and People’s Choice in the 2020 Augusta University Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.

Elinor Mannon, a graduate student in Dr. O'Connor's lab, was selected as a co-editor for the Renal Fellows Network.

April 2020

Lindsey Ramirez, a graduate student in Dr. Sullivan’s lab, received a Porter Physiology Fellowship.

March 2020

Thank you, Dr. David Hoadley Ellison, for serving as our Mahesh Lectureship speaker and presenting “Potassium Signals Kidney Cells via Voltage, Chloride, and WNK Kinases.”  Thank you to graduate students Casey Derella (Dr. Ryan Harris's lab) and Kasey Belanger (Dr. Sullivan's lab) for organizing the seventeenth lectureship to honor Dr. Virendra Mahesh.

Dr. Ellen Gillis, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sullivan's lab, was awarded a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute K99 entitled "Role of regulatory T cells in adverse pregnancy outcomes after ischemia reperfusion injury."

February 2020

Dr. O'Connor was awarded a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases R21 entitled Novel anti-inflammatory mesothelial signaling to the spleen.

January 2020

Dr. Yoon was awarded with a NIH/NHLBI multi-PI R01 entitled Ca2+ and ROS Crosstalk Signaling in Cardiac Mitochondria.


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