Welcome to the Dept. of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia!
The mission of the Department is to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence in both biomedical and clinical sciences.
The Department was founded in 1993, formerly as the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. We seek to attract outstanding faculty and bright students by creating a welcoming, collegial and collaborative environment to foster success and creativity. Our faculty study a variety of fundamental questions ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury, learning and memory, neuroprotection, development, inflammation and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. Our department is also the home to the Transgenic and Genome Editing Core supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.
The Medical College of Georgia is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state's only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Medical College of Georgia has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.
New Faculty Announcement
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Eric Vitriol will join our department as an associate professor this coming spring from the University of Florida. His research focuses on the regulation of actin during cell motility, neural development, and in neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Vitriol will bring his expertise in single-molecule super-resolution imaging to our department. He has received multiple awards, including a NINDS R00 grant, an ALS Association grant and a NIGMS five-year renewable Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (R35). He will work together with the ALS Center to develop a translational research program. Dr. Vitriol completed his postdoctoral training at Emory University and his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of North Carolina.
Paul Cohen, MD, PhD
Brian MacVicar, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Jay Schneider, PhD
Li-Huei Tsai, PhD
Tibor Rohacs, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
Daniel J. Lodge, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology
Univ. of Texas, San Antonio Health Science Center