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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.


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Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine News

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Molecular changes in the brain in the aftermath of a traumatic event may help explain long-term susceptibility or resilience

Some mice just seem more susceptible to a lasting impact from a major and/or chronic stressor.

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Surprising culprit worsens stroke, TBI damage

Up to 90% of patients with these brain injuries experience collateral damage to brain tissue adjacent to the site of the injury hours and sometimes even days later, worsening damage and potential recovery prospects.

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Peptide delivered by nasal spray can reduce seizure activity, protect neurons in Alzheimer’s, epilepsy

The A1R-CT peptide the scientists developed can be administered through a nasal spray.

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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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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