Folami Powell

Campus Asst Dean Pre-Clerkship

Folami Powell

Campus Asst Dean Pre-Clerkship

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst

  • (706) 721-7570
  • CN1165


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • BS, Neuroscience Brown University, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • Student National Medical Association Newsletter-Faculty Feature Student National Medical Association, 2021

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching Award AY2019/20 Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • Genentech Career Development Mentorship ARVO Foundation for Eye Research/Genentech, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • MEDI 6240

  • BIOM 8021

    Biochem & Gene Regulation
  • MEDI 6320

    Brain, Behavior, & Movement
  • MEDI 6340

    Capstone in Medicine 1
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6130

  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry


Selected Recent Publications

  • Novel GLP-1 secretagogues as neuroprotective agents for retinal neurodegenerative diseases, 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Therapeutic potential of Crizanlizumab (anti-P-selectin) in improving sickle cell retinopathy in mice., 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Understanding the relevance of beta-hydroxybutyrate synthesizing and metabolizing enzymes in retinal health and disease., 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Targeting mediators of retinal energy homeostasis protects against retinal degeneration., 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Autonomous regulation of retinal insulin biosynthesis in diabetes, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal