Georgia Regents University Summerville and Health Sciences Campuses (specifically the libraries and JSAC) will resume regular weekend operating hours on Sunday, Feb. 16 in preparation for normal student activities and classes on Monday, Feb. 17.

The Urban Bush Women performance scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 PM at the GRU Augusta Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus, will take place as scheduled.

The Jaguars’ Peach Belt Conference basketball doubleheader with Columbus State (originally scheduled for Thursday) will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse on the Forest Hills Campus.

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VBC 2012

Vascular Biology Center

The Vascular Biology Center at Georgia Regents University was founded in 1995. Professor, John D. Catravas served as Director from 1995 to 2011. Professor David Fulton is the current Director.

The purpose for formation of the center was to provide a mechanism for focusing GRU research on the investigation of cellular and integrated vascular function under both normal and pathological conditions. This area of research is of vital importance to human health because cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The center is comprised of 15 Core Faculty members with diverse but complementary expertise.

In addition, the center has 35 Associate Faculty members who are involved in many collaborative studies with the Core Faculty.

The goal of the center, since its inception, has been to bring together a group of expert cardiovascular researchers who have similar interests. Due to their common interests and the convenience of physically adjoining laboratory space, many productive collaborative research projects have developed among the center faculty. A comprehensive range of expertise that exists among current faculty includes:

  • Expertise in six vascular systems (cardiac, coronary, pulmonary, cerebral, retinal, and renal)
  • Numerous models of clinical vascular pathologies (ARDS,vasospasm, cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, shock, diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy, stroke,hypertension, edema, thromboembolism,acute and chronic renal failure, and more)
  • The use of a wide variety ofstate-of-the-art techniques including molecular, genetic, cellular, organ/tissue, and whole animal models.
In addition to research, the center is home to programs targeted at educational goals:
  • Sponsors a weekly seminar program that features nationally and internationally recognized speakers;
  • Administers a graduate program in Vascular Biology leading to the Ph.D. degree.

Upcoming Seminars

April 16, 2014 Hong Chen, Ph.D.    , Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
April 17, 2014 Wenbo Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
May 5, 2014 Mahesh P. Gupta, PhD, FAHA, Director, Center of Cardiac Cell Biology and Therapeutics and Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago
May 7, 2014 Gábor Csányi, Ph.D., Research Instructor, Vascular Medicine Institute & Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine



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