Ben Ogola

Assistant Professor

Ben Ogola

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

The Graduate School


Dr. Ogola received his Bachelor of Science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, in 2012. He later earned his Ph. D in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2017 while working with Dr. Thekkumkara’s at Texas Tech School of Pharmacy investigating estradiol metabolism and regulation of angiotensin type 1 receptor. After graduation, he accepted a postdoctoral fellow position at Tulane University in the lab of Dr. Sarah Lindsey investigating the role of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor in vascular function. His career trajectory is indicated by the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship and the pathway to independency NHLBI K99/R00 grant. He has published in American Physiology Society and Hypertension Journals. His major focus of research involves investigating the role of sex hormones and sex chromosomes in vascular function.


  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences Texas Tech University Health S, 2017

  • BS, Biochemistry Texas Tech University, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • VBIO 8020

    New Frontiers in Vasc Bio
  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications


Selected Recent Publications

  • Smooth muscle contribution to vaginal viscoelastic response., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The intersection between senescence-mediated vascular dysfunction and cognitive impairment in female mice., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Estrogen-mediated mechanisms in hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sex differences in vascular aging and impact of GPER deletion., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sex and the G Protein–Coupled Estrogen Receptor Impact Vascular Stiffness, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Role of sex hormones and sex chromosomes in vascular function

Professional Service

  • American Physiological Society-CV Trainee Section 2022 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • AHA-Trainee Advocacy Committee 2022 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member