Jennifer Sullivan


Jennifer Sullivan



Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Experimental Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School


  • Ph.D., Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Albany Medical College, 2000

  • MS, Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Albany Medical College, 1999

  • BS, Bio, General State University of NY College, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 AURI Distinguished Research Award 2022

  • 2023 Ernest Starling Lectureship Award American Physiological Society Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis section, 2022

  • Associate Editor Clinical Science, 2022

  • Mid-Career Awardee Hypertension Council, 2018

  • Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Augusta University Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • BIOM 8030

    Experimental Therapeutics
  • BIOM 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • MOLM 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • VBIO 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • MOLM 9300

  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio


Selected Recent Publications

  • Aldosterone Antagonism Is More Effective at Reducing Blood Pressure and Excessive Renal ENaC Activity in AngII-Infused Female Rats Than in Males, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Physiology of Pregnancy-Related Acute Kidney Injury., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Zinc finger protein 24-dependent transcription factor SOX9 up-regulation protects tubular epithelial cells during acute kidney injury., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Perinatal intermittent hypoxia increases early susceptibility to ANG II-induced hypertension in adult male but not in female Sprague–Dawley rats, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sex differences in apoptosis do not contribute to sex differences in blood pressure or renal T cells in spontaneously hypertensive rats, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The overall goal of my laboratory is to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood pressure (BP) and renal health and function in males and females under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Current studies are focused on sex difference in immune cell activation in hypertension.

Department Service

  • Search Committee Member for Chair 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University Research Institute Board of Directors 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 1st Year Biomedical PhD Program Director 2017 - Present

  • 1st year Graduate Program PhD Coordinator 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Council Member 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate School Recruitment and Admissions 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • APS/ASN Summer Conference on Renal Consequences of Obesity 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Heart Association, Nominating Committee of the Council on Hypertension Member 2018 - Present

  • American Physiological Society Renal Section, Co-Chair Awards Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Biology of Sex Differences 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • British Journal of Pharmacology issue on sex differences 2018 - Present

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Career Day presenter 2011 - Present

  • MentorNet 2011 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • American Heart Association “Jump Rope for Heart” Event 2010 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Volunteer in local elementary school classrooms (K-5th) to run age-appropriate science experiments 2010 - Present

  • American Heart Association Heart Walk 2005 - Present