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  • You will be a part of one of the premier Physiology programs in the nation
  • High impact translational research in cardiovascular, renal, metabolic and neuro- physiology
  • Collaborative research environment – all faculty are your mentors!
  • Internationally recognized, involved and active faculty that publish in excellent journals and are well-funded
  • Opportunities for independent student funding, awards, teaching, professional volunteering and service engagement
  • Successful graduates with outstanding multifaceted careers in academia, industry and beyond


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Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School
(706) 721- 3278



Our faculty provide graduate students the didactic training, problem solving, communication, and professional skills necessary to become future leaders in research and education.

Our research addresses diseases leading to significant human morbidity and mortality including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and stroke.

Your skills will be developed through state-of-the-art translational laboratory research in a broad spectrum of experimental systems from molecules to whole body physiology and pathophysiology.

You will be trained as independent, creative, and productive scholars, and prepared for successful careers spanning academia, government, industry and beyond

Our environment is collaborative, innovative, supportive, and intellectually stimulating!


Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD

Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD

"Physiology is at the forefront of answering any and every question facing us along the journey to understand health and disease. Physiology Faculty collegially guide and support our trainees to ensure their success - we offer a very collaborative scientific environment, and plenty of opportunities for professional service and career growth. Join us and see for yourself!"

Program Information

Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD

Cathy Davidson
Program Administrator 
(706) 721- 7739

Student Profile


Desmond Moronge

"My program is just the right size for what I need. I never feel overwhelmed or deficient. It is just perfectly sized to ensure very close contact with professors and any facilities." 

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Katie Anne Fopiano

"I chose the Biomedical Sciences program here because of the collaborative nature and the overall environment of the program. I could tell from my first day here that they want to encourage and teach their students and that they truly care about each one, which as a whole helps students to succeed in their chosen career goals.'"

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Faulkner to be honored by American Heart Association

The award recognizes an early career independent investigator working in hypertension or cardiovascular research who has significantly contributed to the understanding of the causes of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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Immunology Center of Georgia recruits reflect expertise from immune cells that can smell to better understanding inflammatory bowel disease

The new IMMCG focuses on better understanding the immune system’s seemingly diametric roles in enabling good health and in contributing to major killers.

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Females of all ages, ethnicities have more salt-sensitive hypertension than males

Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.

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Common, usually harmless group of bacteria associated with higher death rates in kidney patients

The findings indicate that early diagnosis and treatment of an infection may improve survival rates.

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