Raghavan Raju


Raghavan Raju


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions: Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences


After obtaining PhD in Biomedical Sciences from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, completed postdoctoral training in Biochemisty/Immunogenetics at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, MN. After a brief tenure at the National Institutes of Health, moved to UAB as Associate Professor and later in 2013 moved to AU as a full Professor. Research interests include investigating cellular response to injury and influence of aging using experimental models of trauma and sepsis.

  • (706) 723-4138
  • CB 2601


  • Ph.D., Medical Scientist. All India Institute of Med Sci, 1993

  • MS, Medical Biochemistry University of Delhi, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • Study Section Member, VA 2017

  • Advisory Council World Congress in Geriatrics and Gerontology, 2016

  • Program Director Augusta University PhD Program in Applied Health Sciences, 2016

  • Study Section Member National Institutes of Health, 2015

  • Study Section Member Texas Alzheimer's Disease Consortium, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHRM 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • PHRM 8043

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics II
  • PHRM 8042

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics I
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III

Teaching Interests

Biochemistry, Immunology and Pharmacology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Warburg Effect as a Novel Mechanism for Homocysteine-Induced Features of Age-Related Macular Degeneration., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • BACH1-Hemoxygenase-1 axis regulates cellular energetics and survival following sepsis., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Juvenile Plasma Factors Improve Organ Function and Survival following Injury by Promoting Antioxidant Response., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Regulation of NAD(+) metabolism in aging and disease., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Rescuing mitochondria in traumatic brain injury and intracerebral hemorrhages - A potential therapeutic approach., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My current research interests include molecular and immunobiology of traumatic injuries, specifically hemorrhagic shock and sepsis. I use in vivo and in vitro models to study changes in cellular energetics and immune alteration following injury.

Professional Service

  • American Association of Immunology 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • American Heart Association 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Shock Society 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Society for Neuroscience 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease 2014 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor