Frank Deak

Associate Professor

Frank Deak

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School

  • (706) 721-4624
  • CA 4010


  • Ph.D., Medicine Semmelweis University of Medic, 2000

  • MD, Medicine Semmelweis University of Budap, 1994

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURO 9210

    Inv of a Problem in Neuro
  • MEDI 6110

    Patient Centered Learning 1
  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research
  • BIOM 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • BIOM 8080

    Neuroscience I
  • MEDI 6210

    Patient Centered Learning 2


Selected Recent Publications

  • W246G Mutant ELOVL4 Impairs Synaptic Plasticity in Parallel and Climbing Fibers and Causes Motor Defects in a Rat Model of SCA34., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Age-Related Cognitive Impairment: Role of Reduced Synaptobrevin-2 Levels in Deficits of Memory and Synaptic Plasticity., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Dysregulation of the SNARE-binding protein Munc18-1 impairs BDNF secretion and synaptic neurotransmission: a novel interventional target to protect the aging brain, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Novel Cellular Functions of Very Long Chain-Fatty Acids: Insight From ELOVL4 Mutations, 2019
  • Obesity in Aging Exacerbates Neuroinflammation, Dysregulating Synaptic Function-Related Genes and Altering Eicosanoid Synthesis in the Mouse Hippocampus: Potential Role in Impaired Synaptic Plasticity and Cognitive Decline, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • DNRM Seminar Organizing Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Graduate Student Open Day and Recruitment for Neuroscience 2021 - 2021

    Role: Faculty Advisor

University Service

  • Judge at Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Student Research and Fine Arts Conference 2021 - 2021

    Role: Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
  • Judge for Graduate Research Day 2021 2021 - 2021

    Role: Conference-Related

Professional Service

  • NIH 2020 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • GeroScience / Springer 2014 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor