Mykola Mamenko

Assistant Professor

Mykola Mamenko

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School


  • Ph.D., Biophysics National Academy of Sciences o, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Epithelial Transport Group Meritorious Research Award The American Physiological Society, 2017

  • Renal Section Research Recognition Award The American Physiological Society, 2017

  • Dean’s Excellence in Research Award The University of Texas Medical School, 2015

  • Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award The American Physiological Society, 2015

  • Young Investigator Award The Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSIO 7210

    Advanced Renal Phys
  • PSIO 8350

    Current Trends in Physiology
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • PSIO 6610

    Seminar in Phys
  • PSIO 9010

    Seminar in Physiology
  • PSIO 6110

    Medical Physio 1
  • PSIO 8390

    Medical Renal Physiology
  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • PSIO 6710

    Pathophys 1
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I


Selected Recent Publications

  • Aldosterone Antagonism Is More Effective at Reducing Blood Pressure and Excessive Renal ENaC Activity in AngII-Infused Female Rats Than in Males, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • TRPV4 functional status in cystic cells regulates cystogenesis in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease during variations in dietary potassium., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Practical notes on popular statistical tests in renal physiology, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Electrolyte and transporter responses to angiotensin II induced hypertension in female and male rats and mice., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • TRPC3 determines osmosensitive [Ca2+]i signaling in the collecting duct and contributes to urinary concentration., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Our research is focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing water and electrolyte handling in the kidney. The laboratory pursues a few lines of inquiry: we study how disrupted calcium homeostasis in renal epithelial cells is associated with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI), investigate sex-specific mechanisms governing final regulation of sodium reabsorption in the kidney, critical for the chronic blood pressure control.

Department Service

  • Seminar Series 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Symposium: "Immune system and inflammation as modulators of physiological function in health and disease" 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • MCG Graduate Student Research Day 2018

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association, Cardiorenal – Basic Science 1 Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Heart Association, Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, Membership & Communications Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Basic Research Forum for Emerging Kidney Scientists virtual session of “The chicken-and-egg of acute kidney injury: nephron damage vs. vascular congestion” 2020 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • American Physiological Society “Novel Regulators of Renal Tubular Transport” Session - 2019

    Role: Session Chair
  • American Physiological Society Abstract-driven Oral Session "Emerging Kidney Physiologists" - 2019

    Role: Session Chair