Thom Gaddy, Ph.D.

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Associate Professor of Cellular Biology

  • Assistant Phase I Coordinator

Dr. Thom Gaddy is part of the original team of faculty members who helped shape and develop the curriculum at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. As an alumna of both the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia, he is particularly interested in contributing to the medical education of students who matriculate at the Medical Partnership campus.


1994 Bachelors of Science Biology Valdosta State University
1999 Masters of Science Cellular Biology University of Georgia
2007 Ph.D. Cellular Biology and Medicine Medical College of Georgia

Academic Appointments

2009 - Present Assistant Professor, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
2007-2009 Assistant Professor, Brenau University
2004-2007 Assistant Professor, Paine College

More About Thom Gaddy

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA, Dr. Gaddy went on to earn his Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.

As a graduate student, Dr. Gaddy investigated the etiology and pathogenesis of Guillain Barré syndrome and, more recently, apoptotic mechanisms in hormonally-challenged breast cancer cells. Dr. Gaddy presented part of his doctoral research as a proffered paper at the American Association for Cancer Research in 2004. His research was also recognized by the School of Graduate Studies by being awarded an Excellence in Research Award at MCG's 20th Annual Graduate Research Day.

Dr. Gaddy has taught students at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. He is enthusiastic about medical education; and, as an alumnus of both schools, Dr. Gaddy has a special interest in contributing to the success of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus.

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Apoptosis
    • Cell death