Gabor Csanyi

Associate Professor

Gabor Csanyi

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Vascular Biology Center

The Graduate School


I am an Associate Professor in the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University. The overarching goal of my laboratory is to better understand the signaling mechanisms associated with vascular pathologies and to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Pathology, and Rel University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2008

  • BA, Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2003

  • MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Szeged Albert Sz, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Emerging Scientist Research Award Augusta University Research Institute, 2018

  • Best Poster Presentation Annual Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA, USA., 2013

  • Great Rivers Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship American Heart Association, 2012

  • New Investigator Travel Award AHA’s Council for High Blood Pressure , 2012

  • Young Investigator Award Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM), 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • VBIO 9300

    Research in Vascular Bio
  • BIOM 8130

    Scientific Grant Writing
  • VBIO 9020

    Vascular Biology Journal Club
  • VBIO 8020

    New Frontiers in Vasc Bio
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio

Teaching Interests

Physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of cardiovascular system.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Receptor-independent fluid-phase macropinocytosis promotes arterial foam cell formation and atherosclerosis, 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Nf1 heterozygous mice recapitulate the anthropometric and metabolic features of human neurofibromatosis type 1, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Oxidatively Modified LDL Suppresses Lymphangiogenesis via CD36 Signaling, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Loaded Leukosomes A Smart Bomb to Halt Vascular Inflammation, 2020
  • NADPH oxidase 1 mediates caerulein-induced pancreatic fibrosis in chronic pancreatitis, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

• Regulation of vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in health and disease.
• The role of distinct vascular isoforms of NADPH oxidase (Nox) and increased ROS generation in the initiation and progression of vascular disorders.
• Vascular redox signaling pathways and identification of new redox targets downstream of Nox activation.
• The role of matricellular protein thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) in vascular disease.
• Interrogation of TSP1-CD47-Nox axis as a proximate promoter of macrophage and vascular parenchymal cell ROS and its role in atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular disorders.
• Lymphangiogenesisin atherosclerosis and aneurysm formation.
•Macropinocytosis in pathological processes.

Department Service

  • IACUC Committee Member 2019 - Present

  • Member of the GRD Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • VBC Faculty Search Committee 2019 - Present

  • Intramural Grant Proposal Review Committee 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Mentoring Excellence Award Committee 2020 - 2020