Deborah A. Lyn, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology

Location: Hugh Gloster Building B-349A
Phone: 404-752-1521
E-mail: dlyn@msm.edu

Education

GRADUATE:
University of the West Indies
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy


UNDERGRADUATE:
University of the West Indies
Degree: Bachelor of Science 

Research Interests

My research interest is focused on studying the genetic determinants that contribute to disease risk related to hypertensive heart disease and salt-sensitive hypertension.  These studies have involved selected populations as well as the use of the Dahl rat model.  Our studies have focused on selected candidate genes involved in pathways related to oxidative stress.

 
My educational interest is centered on enhancing supportive mentoring for all students through the development of Learning Communities.

Publications

Lapu-Bula R, Quarshie A, Lyn D, Oduwole A, Pack C, Morgan J, Nkemdechi S, Igho-Pemu P, Onwuanyi A, Li R, Ofili E. "The 894T allele of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene is related to left ventricular mass in African Americans with high-normal blood pressure." J. Nat. Med. Assoc. 97:197-205, (2005)

Bayorh MA, Rollins-Hairston A, Adiyiah J, Lyn D, Eatman D. “Eplerenone suppresses aldosterone/salt-induced expression of NOX-4.” J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst. 12:195-201(2011)

Bayorh MA, Rollins-Hairston A, Adiyiah J, Lyn D, Eatman D. “Eplerenone inhibits aldosterone-induced renal expression of cyclooxygenase.” J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 13:353-359 (2012).

Bayer, CR, Lyn, D, Knight, BB, Elks, M. “Maintaining the ‘family atmosphere’ through learning communities amidst an increasing class size.”Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting November (2012)

Powers M, Lyn D, Knight, BB, Bayer, CR. “Through the patient’s eyes: medical students’ navigation of healthcare systems in learning communities.” Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting November (2012)

Bayer, CR, Lyn, D, Knight, BB, Garrison, S, Elks, M. “Training today’s medical students to be tomorrow’s leaders: leadership training through Learning Communities ” Learning Community Institute, Association of American Medical Colleges, November (2013)


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