Masuko Fukai

Professor

Masuko Fukai

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

The Graduate School

Bio

I have strong expertise on studying role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) (redox) signaling involved in angiogenesis and other cardiovascular and metabolic disease. My lab is the first to demonstrate that ROS derived from NADPH oxidase function as signaling molecule to promote VEGF signaling and angiogenesis as well as post-ischemic neovascularization involved in peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Education

  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences Kyushu University, 1995

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • VBIO 9300

    Research in Vascular Bio
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio

Teaching Interests

Redox signaling in vascular biology and disease
Angiogenesis and peripheral arterial disease

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Editorial: Mitochondria, metabolism and cardiovascular diseases., 2022
    Other
  • Protein disulfide isomerase A1 as a novel redox sensor in VEGFR2 signaling and angiogenesis., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Scientific Community-Viewpoints of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the North American Vascular Biology Organization., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of prostaglandin D2 receptors in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm formation., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exercise improves angiogenic function of circulating exosomes in type 2 diabetes: Role of exosomal SOD3., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Vascular Biology, Redox Signaling, Angiogenesis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, endothelial function

Department Service

  • VBC Faculty Search Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • VBC post-doc evalulation committee 2018 - Present

  • VBC PHD student Oralr Exam committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Review NIH grants for early career invesigators at VBC 2017 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Director of Redox Signaling Program 2017 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Reactive Oxygen Species 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • NIH 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Editorial Board, Antioxidants 2017 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Editorial Board, Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine 2016 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (JMCC) 2016 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member