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Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine (DNRM) at the Medical College of Georgia!

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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 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’s research focuses on a variety of fundamental areas, 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, which is supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.  

The Medical College of Georgia is the state's only public medical school. 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 one of the largest class sizes in the country. The medical school works to optimize health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.


Dr. Robert Yu





A message from department chair Dr. Xin-Yun Lu on the passing of Dr. Robert K. Yu.




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Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine News

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Age, Alzheimer’s-related brain decline linked to little-studied enzyme

Adjusting the enzyme's level could provide potential treatment of aging and Alzheimer's.

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Scientists look for answers to taste loss with COVID

It’s not certain that the tongue and taste buds even have the well-known ACE2 receptors found on cells in the lungs, heart, kidneys, intestines and brain, which the spiky SARS-CoV-2 latches onto.

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Dr. Qin Wang will lead new Program for Alzheimer’s Therapeutics Discovery at MCG

Wang will enable MCG to more strategically address the pervasive condition and identify better therapeutic and prevention strategies.

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New method gives rapid, objective insight into how cells are changed by disease

TDAExplore takes the detailed imaging provided by microscopy, pairs it with a hot area of mathematics called topology and the analytical power of artificial intelligence to give a new perspective on changes in a cell and where they happen, says Dr. Eric Vitriol, cell biologist and neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia.  


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Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Health Sciences Campus

Interdisciplinary Research Center


Ann Stephens

1120 15th St.,
CA-3008, Augusta, GA 30912

1462 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30912