Jennifer Sullivan

Interim Dean

Jennifer Sullivan

Interim Dean


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Experimental Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Dean, Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Albany Medical College, 2000

  • MS, Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Albany Medical College, 1999

  • BS, Bio, General State University of NY College, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • Mid-Career Awardee Hypertension Council, 2018

  • Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Augusta University Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, 2018

  • Established Investigator American Heart Association, 2017

  • John Laragh Research Award American Journal of Hypertension, 2017

  • Outstanding Faculty Award Augusta University, The Graduate School, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • VBIO 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem: Investigation of a Problem
  • BIOM 8030

    Experimental Therapeutics
  • BIOM 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • PSIO 9300

  • BIOM 8012

    Scientific Communications


Selected Recent Publications

  • Transport and fate of aqueous film forming foam in an urban estuary., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Treatment of male and female spontaneously hypertensive rats with TNF-α inhibitor etanercept increases markers of renal injury independent of an effect on blood pressure., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Lipopolysaccharide Pretreatment Prevents Medullary Vascular Congestion following Renal Ischemia by Limiting Early Reperfusion of the Medullary Circulation., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sex differences in TLR4 expression in SHR do not contribute to sex differences in blood pressure or the renal T cell profile., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Editorial: Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Injury or Failure, Volume II., 2022

Research Interests

The overall goal of my laboratory is to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood pressure (BP) and renal health and function in males and females under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Current studies are focused on sex difference in immune cell activation in hypertension.

Department Service

  • Search Committee Member for Chair 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University Research Institute Board of Directors 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 1st Year Biomedical PhD Program Director 2017 - Present

  • 1st year Graduate Program PhD Coordinator 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Council Member 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate School Recruitment and Admissions 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • APS/ASN Summer Conference on Renal Consequences of Obesity 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Heart Association, Nominating Committee of the Council on Hypertension Member 2018 - Present

  • American Physiological Society Renal Section, Co-Chair Awards Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Biology of Sex Differences 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • British Journal of Pharmacology issue on sex differences 2018 - Present

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Career Day presenter 2011 - Present

  • MentorNet 2011 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • American Heart Association “Jump Rope for Heart” Event 2010 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Volunteer in local elementary school classrooms (K-5th) to run age-appropriate science experiments 2010 - Present

  • American Heart Association Heart Walk 2005 - Present