Ben Ogola

Assistant Professor

Ben Ogola

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

The Graduate School


Dr. Ogola received his Bachelor of Science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, in 2012. He later earned his Ph. D in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2017 while working with Dr. Thekkumkara’s at Texas Tech School of Pharmacy investigating estradiol metabolism and regulation of angiotensin type 1 receptor. After graduation, he accepted a postdoctoral fellow position at Tulane University in the lab of Dr. Sarah Lindsey investigating the role of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor in vascular function. His career trajectory is indicated by the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship and the pathway to independency NHLBI K99/R00 grant. He has published in American Physiology Society and Hypertension Journals. His major focus of research involves investigating the role of sex hormones and sex chromosomes in vascular function.


  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences Texas Tech University Health S, 2017

  • BS, Biochemistry Texas Tech University, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Co-Chair, APS Summit 2023 Symposium APS, 2023

  • Co-chair, APS Summit Symposium APS, 2023

  • Chair, APS Summit 2023 Symposium APS, 2023

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I


Selected Recent Publications

  • Dihydrotestosterone induces arterial stiffening in female mice, 2024
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Sex hormones, sex chromosomes, and microbiota: Identification of Akkermansia muciniphila as an estrogen-responsive microbiota, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Smooth muscle contribution to vaginal viscoelastic response., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The intersection between senescence-mediated vascular dysfunction and cognitive impairment in female mice., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Estrogen-mediated mechanisms in hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Role of sex hormones and sex chromosomes in vascular function

Professional Service

  • American Physiological Society-CV Trainee Section 2022 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • AHA-Trainee Advocacy Committee 2022 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member