William Caldwell


William Caldwell


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst

Emeritus Faculty


Retired as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Rehired as Professor. Maintains an active, funded research laboratory and participates in the education of graduate and medical students.

  • (706) 721-3383
  • (706) 721-2347
  • CB 3622


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology. Emory University, 1969

  • BS, Applied Biology Georgia Institute of Technolog, 1965

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHRM 5012

    Clinical Pharmacology Tutorial
  • PHRM 8043

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics II
  • PHRM 9020

    Seminar in Pharmacology
  • PHRM 8042

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics I

Teaching Interests

Cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Methylglyoxal-Modified Albumin Effects on Endothelial Arginase Enzyme and Vascular Function., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol transferase 1 (ACAT1) in retinal neovascularization., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Systemic Administration of Pegylated Arginase-1 Attenuates the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Targeting proliferative retinopathy: Arginase 1 limits vitreoretinal neovascularization and promotes angiogenic repair., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Investigation of Retinal Metabolic Function in Type 1 Diabetic Akita Mice., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Role of L-arginine availability in reactive oxygen species formation, immune cell function and vascular and retinal dysfunction in models of diabetes and diet-induced obesity. Role of arginase in metabolic and vascular dysfunctions related to diabetes and obesity