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Gregg T. Nagle, PhD

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

  • Curriculum Vitae

Gregg T. Nagle, PhD is a professor at the Augusta University/ University of Georgia Medical Partnership and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Georgia. Nagle teaches histology and is a co-facilitator in the first-year medical school curriculum.

Education

1975 BA Biology Lake Forest College
1981 PhD Physiology Florida State University

Residency

Summer 1981 Postdoctoral Fellow The Whitney Lab, University of Florida
1981-1986 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow University of Texas Medical Branch, Marine Biomedical Institute and UTMB Protein Chemistry Lab

Academic Appointments

1986-1989 Research Assistant Professor
1989-1996 Assistant Professor
1996-2003 Associate Professor
2003-2009 Professor
2009-present Professor
2010-present Adjunct Lecturer

More About Gregg Nagle

Nagle is a Professor at the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Georgia.Nagle earned his Ph.D. from The Florida State University, and held a previous appointment with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). At UTMB, Nagle was a researcher in the Marine Biomedical Institute and a teacher in the Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences where he taught microscopic anatomy to 1st year medical students and cell biology to graduate students. Nagle’s research focused on how marine animals communicate using pheromones and was used as a model for future efforts on chemical communication in a 1998 National Science Foundation workshop (Ocean Ecology: Understanding and Vision for Research). From 1982-2000, he traveled often to the Netherlands to professional meetings.

Nagle teaches histology and is a co-facilitator in the first-year medical school curriculum. His teaching has received multiple awards recognizing the quality of his medical and graduate school teaching. He is a Augusta University Governor’s Teaching Fellow (2014-2015).

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Histology
    • Hybrid medical school curricula
    • Podcasting
  • Selected Publications

    Nagle, G.T., Painter, S.D., Blankenship, J.E., Dixon, J.D. and Kurosky, A. Evidence for the expressionof three genes encoding homologous atrial gland peptides that cause egg laying in Aplysia. J. Biol.Chem. 261: 7853-7859, 1986.

    Nagle, G.T., Painter, S.D., Blankenship, J.E. and Kurosky, A. Proteolytic processing of egg-layinghormone-related precursors in Aplysia: Identification of peptide regions critical for biological activity. J.Biol. Chem. 263: 9223-9237, 1988.

    Nagle, G.T., de Jong-Brink, M., Painter, S.D., Blankenship, J.E., Bergamin-Sassen, M.M.J. and Kurosky, A. d-Bag cell peptide from the egg-laying hormone precursor of Aplysia: Processing, primary structure, and biological activity. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 22329-22335, 1990.

    Painter, S.D., Clough, B., Garden, R.W., Sweedler, J.V. and Nagle, G.T. Characterization of Aplysia attractin, the first water-borne peptide pheromone in invertebrates. Biol. Bull., 194: 120-131, 1998.

    Hamakawa, T., Woodin, M.A., Bjorgum, M.C., Painter, S.D., Takasaki, M., Lukowiak, K., Nagle, G.T.and Syed, N.I. Excitatory synaptogenesis between identified Lymnaea neurons requires extrinsic trophicfactors and is mediated by receptor tyrosine kinases. J. Neurosci., 19(21): 9306-9312, 1999.

    Hermann, P.M., van Kesteren, R.E., Wildering, W.C., Painter, S.D., Reno, J.M., Smith J.S., Kumar, S.B., Geraerts, W.P.M., Ericsson, L.H., Smit, A.B., Bulloch, A.G.M. and Nagle, G.T. Neurotrophic actions of a novel molluscan epidermal growth factor. J. Neurosci., 20(17): 6355-6364, 2000.

    Painter, S.D. Cummins, S.F., Nichols, A., Akalal, D.-B.G., Schein, C.H., Braun, W., Smith, J.S., Susswein, A.J., Levy, M., DeBoer, PA.C.M., ter Maat, A., Miller, M.W., Scanlan, C., Milberg, R.M., Sweedler, J.V., and Nagle, G.T. Structural and functional analysis of Aplysia attractins, a family of water-borne protein pheromones with interspecific attractiveness. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101:6929-6933, 2004.

  • Of Note

    • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1982-1985
    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Best Lab Instructor, Molecules, Cells, & Tissues Course, 1999
    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Class of 1947 Excellence in Preclinical Education Award, 2000
    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Excellence in Teaching Award, Cell Biology Graduate Program, 2006
    • Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Exemplary Teaching Award for Medical Student Education, 2012
    • Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Educator of the Year, 2012
    • Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, The Bookworm Award, 2014
    • Georgia Regents University Governor’s Teaching Fellow, 2014-2015
    • Dr. Nagle has practiced yoga since 2003.