Mykola Mamenko

Assistant Professor

Mykola Mamenko

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School


  • Ph.D., Biophysics National Academy of Sciences o, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Epithelial Transport Group Meritorious Research Award The American Physiological Society, 2017

  • Renal Section Research Recognition Award The American Physiological Society, 2017

  • Dean’s Excellence in Research Award The University of Texas Medical School, 2015

  • Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award The American Physiological Society, 2015

  • Young Investigator Award The Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • PSIO 7410

  • PSIO 6610

    Seminar in Phys
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II


Selected Recent Publications

  • TRPV4 functional status in cystic cells regulates cystogenesis in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease during variations in dietary potassium., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Practical notes on popular statistical tests in renal physiology, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Electrolyte and transporter responses to angiotensin II induced hypertension in female and male rats and mice., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • TRPC3 determines osmosensitive [Ca2+]i signaling in the collecting duct and contributes to urinary concentration., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • TRPV4 deletion protects against hypokalemia during systemic K+ deficiency., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Our research is focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing water and electrolyte handling in the kidney. The laboratory pursues a few lines of inquiry: we study how disrupted calcium homeostasis in renal epithelial cells is associated with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI), investigate sex-specific mechanisms governing final regulation of sodium reabsorption in the kidney, critical for the chronic blood pressure control.

Department Service

  • Seminar Series 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Symposium: "Immune system and inflammation as modulators of physiological function in health and disease" 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • MCG Graduate Student Research Day 2018

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association, Cardiorenal – Basic Science 1 Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Heart Association, Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, Membership & Communications Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Basic Research Forum for Emerging Kidney Scientists virtual session of “The chicken-and-egg of acute kidney injury: nephron damage vs. vascular congestion” 2020 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • American Physiological Society “Novel Regulators of Renal Tubular Transport” Session - 2019

    Role: Session Chair
  • American Physiological Society Abstract-driven Oral Session "Emerging Kidney Physiologists" - 2019

    Role: Session Chair