Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine (DNRM) at the Medical College of Georgia!

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The mission of the Department is to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence in both biomedical and clinical sciences.

The department was founded in 1993 as the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. We seek to attract outstanding faculty and bright students by creating a welcoming, collegial and collaborative environment to foster success and creativity. Our faculty’s research focuses on a variety of fundamental areas, ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury, learning and memory, neuroprotection, development, inflammation and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. Our department is also the home to the Transgenic and Genome Editing Core, which is supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.  

The Medical College of Georgia is the state's only public medical school. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Medical College of Georgia has one of the largest class sizes in the country. The medical school works to optimize health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.

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Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Health Sciences Campus

Interdisciplinary Research Center


Melanie Riney

1120 15th St.,
CA-3010, Augusta, GA 30912

1462 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30912


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2024 2nd Augusta Brain Aging & Neurodegeneration Symposium

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Savannah Rapids Pavilion | 3300 Evans to Locks Rd, Augusta, GA 30907


The Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine at MCG/AU will host the 2nd Augusta Brain Aging & Neurodegeneration Symposium, dedicated to providing a platform for discussions on the recent advancements and insights in the field of neuroregeneration and neurodegeneration. Open to all members of the AU community, this symposium will take place in person.

Distinguished speakers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Georgia, Harvard University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be featured at this symposium.

Save the date for this upcoming event!

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Guo-Li Ming, MD, PhD

  • Perelman Professor of Neuroscience
  • Perelman School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania
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Anumantha Kanthasamy, PhD

  • Director, Center for Brain Science & Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • GRA Eminent Scholar in Neurotoxicology
  • University of Georgia
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Brian Bacskai, PhD

  • Professor in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
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Erik Roberson, MD, PhD

  • Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • Director, Center for Neurodegeneration & Experimental Therapeutics
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

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